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January 18, 2018

Mulcahy Results and Wijk aan Zee

IM Alex Lopez won the Mulcahy Cup last weekend in Cork on an impressive score of 6 out of 6. Kieran Moynihan and Henry Li finished in joint second/third on 5. Full results available at Cork Chess.

Former Ennis chess player GM Gawain Jones is currently mixing it with the Worlds elite chessplayers in the Masters section at the Tata Steel Memorial. The event mainly takes place in Wijk aan Zee but there are also rounds taking place in Hilversum and Groningen. Gawain qualified for the event by winning the Challengers last year at the first time of asking and despite being the lowest seeded player is currently doing pretty well on 2.5 from 5.

Play resumes tomorrow after a rest day today. There are still 8 rounds to go and it is difficult to predict a winner at this stage as there is only a single point or less separating the first 11 players who are all bunched together between 2.5 and 3.5 from 5. GM Anton Korobov is leading the Challengers section. Live games available at the tournament website.

January 18, 2017

Wijk aan Zee 2017

The Tata Steel sponsored Wijk aan Zee tournament is taking place at the moment in the Netherlands. Today was the first rest day. Pavel Eljanov leads the Masters on 3.5 from 4 while in the Challengers Markus Ragger is leading the way on from 4 from 4. Gawain Jones is competing in the Challengers and is currently on 2.5 from 4 after a win yesterday in a Hebdenesque opening line against Tari. Round 5 takes place tomorrow and the competition continues until the 29th.