When we refer to Tata Steel, we are certainly in awe. A powerful tournament that every year attracts the strongest chess players on the planet. And so it was in 2021.
Tata Steel 2021..
The event won in stunning fashion by the young Dutch grandmaster Jorden van Foreest! In the tiebreak of the third blitz game, it was he who stood out against his compatriot Anish Giri. They were sent to the barrage because both players finished with a score of 8½ out of 13 in the tie for first place! They left behind, among others, world champion Magnus Carlsen (7½) and world number two Fabiano Caruana (8). In the final round, Jorden van Foreest eliminated Nils Grandelius. The match between Spain’s David Antón Guijarra and Anish Giri was still to come. His compatriot found himself in a bad position, losing perhaps, but he managed to extricate himself from the jam and win a significant half point!
Thus the winner would now be decided in two barrage matches. Should these end in a 1-1 draw, an Armageddon game would be played. This turned out to be a tense and bloody match, with pieces flying around! In the end the younger of the two, Jorden van Foreest, emerged victorious and thus scored the biggest success of his still young career.
The English grandmaster Daniel Fernandez, had the idea to thoroughly examine all the games of the tournament. Using the most modern machines as well as his own sources and knowledge he created a unique collection of chess-technical material that is unprecedented! This resulted in many fine encounters with extremely interesting opening theory.
During the production of this book, tournament director Jeroen van den Berg, in consultation with their main photographer, Jurriaan Hoefsmit, provided many photos. Jurriaan took more than 1000 photos during the tournament and made his archive available to the author completely free of charge. Without these photos the book would not have become what it is now.
A fantastic book with a wealth of chess and photographic material that will impress every reader!
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