Tata Steel Masters Playing Schedule

Round 1 - Saturday the 13th
Giri, Anish - Hou, Yifan 1-0
Kramnik, Vladimir - Wei, Yi 1-0
Svidler, Peter - Adhiban, B. ½-½
Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½
Jones, Gawain C B - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½
Anand, Viswanathan - Matlakov, Maxim 1-0
So, Wesley - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½

Round 2 - Sunday the 14th
Hou, Yifan - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1
Matlakov, Maxim - So, Wesley ½-½
Karjakin, Sergey - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Caruana, Fabiano - Jones, Gawain C B ½-½
Adhiban, B. - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1
Wei, Yi - Svidler, Peter ½-½
Giri, Anish - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0

Round 3 - Monday the 15th
Kramnik, Vladimir - Hou, Yifan ½-½
Svidler, Peter - Giri, Anish ½-½
Carlsen, Magnus - Wei, Yi ½-½
Jones, Gawain C B - Adhiban, B. 1-0
Anand, Viswanathan - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0
So, Wesley - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Matlakov, Maxim ½-½

Round 4 - Tuesday the 16th
Hou, Yifan - Matlakov, Maxim 0-1
Karjakin, Sergey - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
Caruana, Fabiano - So, Wesley ½-½
Adhiban, B. - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Wei, Yi - Jones, Gawain C B 1-0
Giri, Anish - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir - Svidler, Peter 1-0

Round 5 - Wednesday the 17th
Svidler, Peter - Hou, Yifan 1-0
Carlsen, Magnus - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½
Jones, Gawain C B - Giri, Anish ½-½
Anand, Viswanathan - Wei, Yi ½-½
So, Wesley - Adhiban, B. 1-0
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0
Matlakov, Maxim - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½

Round 6 - Friday the 19th
Hou, Yifan - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½
Caruana, Fabiano - Matlakov, Maxim ½-½
Adhiban, B. - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1
Wei, Yi - So, Wesley 0-1
Giri, Anish - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir - Jones, Gawain C B ½-½
Svidler, Peter - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½

Round 7 - Saturday the 20th
Carlsen, Magnus - Hou, Yifan 1-0
Jones, Gawain C B - Svidler, Peter ½-½
Anand, Viswanathan - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1
So, Wesley - Giri, Anish ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Wei, Yi 1-0
Matlakov, Maxim - Adhiban, B. ½-½
Karjakin, Sergey - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0

Round 8 - Sunday the 21st
Hou, Yifan - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1
Adhiban, B. - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½
Wei, Yi - Matlakov, Maxim ½-½
Giri, Anish - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0
Kramnik, Vladimir - So, Wesley ½-½
Svidler, Peter - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Carlsen, Magnus - Jones, Gawain C B 1-0

Round 9 - Tuesday the 23rd
Jones, Gawain C B - Hou, Yifan ½-½
Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
So, Wesley - Svidler, Peter ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½
Matlakov, Maxim - Giri, Anish 0-1
Karjakin, Sergey - Wei, Yi ½-½
Caruana, Fabiano - Adhiban, B. ½-½

Round 10 - Wednesday the 24th
Hou, Yifan - Adhiban, B. ½-½
Wei, Yi - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½
Giri, Anish - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir - Matlakov, Maxim 1-0
Svidler, Peter - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1
Carlsen, Magnus - So, Wesley 1-0
Jones, Gawain C B - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1

Round 11 - Friday the 26th
Anand, Viswanathan - Hou, Yifan 1-0
So, Wesley - Jones, Gawain C B 1-0
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Matlakov, Maxim - Svidler, Peter ½-½
Karjakin, Sergey - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0
Caruana, Fabiano - Giri, Anish ½-½
Adhiban, B. - Wei, Yi ½-½

Round 12 - Saturday the 27th
Hou, Yifan - Wei, Yi ½-½
Giri, Anish - Adhiban, B. 1-0
Kramnik, Vladimir - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0
Svidler, Peter - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½
Carlsen, Magnus - Matlakov, Maxim 1-0
Jones, Gawain C B - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
Anand, Viswanathan - So, Wesley ½-½

Round 13 - Sunday the 28th
So, Wesley - Hou, Yifan 1-0
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Matlakov, Maxim - Jones, Gawain C B ½-½
Karjakin, Sergey - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Caruana, Fabiano - Svidler, Peter ½-½
Adhiban, B. - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1
Wei, Yi - Giri, Anish ½-½

 

Tiebreak Rules - Tata Steel Masters

In case there are more winners in the Tata Steel Masters, a tiebreak will decide about the player who will win the Trophy. Money prizes will be shared. 

If two players tie for first place, they will play a Tie-break Match immediately after the last round of both sections finishes. The Match will consist of 2 Blitz games with a time-control of 5 minutes per player + 3 seconds for every move played. Colours for the first game shall be decided by a draw. In case of tied result after two games– there will be played a „suddendeath“, decisive game with a time control 6 minutes for the whole game for White player and 5 minutes for the whole game for Black player. Also here, the game´s colour shall be decided by a draw. The White player will need a victory in this game to win the Trophy , while the Black player wins the Trophy by just not losing that final decisive game (so a draw or a win). 

If more than two players tie for first,  only the two first classified players according to the Criteria listed below, shall play the Blitz Match.

There are Criteria, as follows: a) Mutual result (s), b)  SB, c) More number of games with Black, d) Drawing of lots.

There shall be a pause of 3-5 minutes between tie-break games, unless the Chief Arbiter decides

otherwise.