Tata Steel Masters Playing Schedule

Round 1 - Saturday the 12th
Ding, Liren - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½-½
Van Foreest, Jorden - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Rapport, Richard ½-½
Shankland, Samuel - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
Radjabov, Teimour - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½
Giri, Anish - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0-1

Round 2 - Sunday the 13th
Carlsen, Magnus - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir - Giri, Anish 0-1
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Rapport, Richard - Shankland, Samuel ½-½
Anand, Viswanathan - Fedoseev, Vladimir ½-½
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof - Van Foreest, Jorden 0-1
Ding, Liren - Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi ½-½

Round 3 - Monday the 14th
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Van Foreest, Jorden - Ding, Liren 0-1
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 0-1
Shankland, Samuel - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Radjabov, Teimour - Rapport, Richard ½-½
Giri, Anish - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0

Round 4 - Tuesday the 15th
Carlsen, Magnus - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½
Rapport, Richard - Giri, Anish 0-1
Anand, Viswanathan - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof - Shankland, Samuel ½-½
Ding, Liren - Fedoseev, Vladimir ½-½
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Van Foreest, Jorden 1-0

Round 5 - Wednesday the 16th (Alkmaar)
Van Foreest, Jorden - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi ½-½
Shankland, Samuel - Ding, Liren 0-1
Radjabov, Teimour - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½-½
Giri, Anish - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Rapport, Richard ½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½

Round 6 - Friday the 18th
Carlsen, Magnus - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0
Rapport, Richard - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½
Anand, Viswanathan - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof - Giri, Anish 0-1
Ding, Liren - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Shankland, Samuel ½-½
Van Foreest, Jorden - Fedoseev, Vladimir 1-0

Round 7 - Saturday the 19th
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Shankland, Samuel - Van Foreest, Jorden 1-0
Radjabov, Teimour - Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 1-0
Giri, Anish - Ding, Liren ½-½
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Rapport, Richard ½-½

Round 8 - Sunday the 20th
Carlsen, Magnus - Rapport, Richard  
Anand, Viswanathan - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof - Kramnik, Vladimir  
Ding, Liren - Nepomniachtchi, Ian  
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Giri, Anish  
Van Foreest, Jorden - Radjabov, Teimour  
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Shankland, Samuel  

Round 9 - Tuesday the 22nd
Shankland, Samuel - Carlsen, Magnus  
Radjabov, Teimour - Fedoseev, Vladimir  
Giri, Anish - Van Foreest, Jorden  
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi  
Kramnik, Vladimir - Ding, Liren  
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof  
Rapport, Richard - Anand, Viswanathan  

Round 10 - Wednesday the 23rd (Leiden)
Carlsen, Magnus - Anand, Viswanathan  
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof - Rapport, Richard  
Ding, Liren - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Kramnik, Vladimir  
Van Foreest, Jorden - Nepomniachtchi, Ian  
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Giri, Anish  
Shankland, Samuel - Radjabov, Teimour  

Round 11 - Friday the 25th
Radjabov, Teimour - Carlsen, Magnus  
Giri, Anish - Shankland, Samuel  
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Fedoseev, Vladimir  
Kramnik, Vladimir - Van Foreest, Jorden  
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi  
Rapport, Richard - Ding, Liren  
Anand, Viswanathan - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof  

Round 12 - Saturday the 26th
Carlsen, Magnus - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof  
Ding, Liren - Anand, Viswanathan  
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Rapport, Richard  
Van Foreest, Jorden - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Kramnik, Vladimir  
Shankland, Samuel - Nepomniachtchi, Ian  
Radjabov, Teimour - Giri, Anish  

Round 13 - Sunday the 27th
Giri, Anish - Carlsen, Magnus  
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Radjabov, Teimour  
Kramnik, Vladimir - Shankland, Samuel  
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Fedoseev, Vladimir  
Rapport, Richard - Van Foreest, Jorden  
Anand, Viswanathan - Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi  
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof - Ding, Liren  

All rounds in Wijk aan Zee start at 13.30 hrs except for the last round which starts at 12.00 hrs. The Chess on Tour round (round 5 in Alkmaar and round 10 in Leiden) start at 14.00 hrs.

Rate of play Masters and Challengers

100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move.

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.