All games drawn in the last round yesterday. I went for the unorthodox Chigorin against Grischuk and was worse out of the opening. My opponent has had a rough tournament and decided to play relatively safe. When his advantage started to evaporate and time trouble could become an issue he went for a drawish line and a draw was agreed.
8/13 points is not bad, it brought me shared 1st three years ago. Combined with victories against both the winner Nakamura and former World Champion Kramnik, I cannot be dissatisfied with the tournament. This time I came shared third as Nakamura and Anand deservedly took sole 1st and sole 2nd with 9 and 8,5 points. Congratulations to both!
The Tata Steel Chess tournament, former Corus, as always a well organized and pleasant event, and I hope to be back in the not too distant future.
Travelling back to Norway today, followed by a week vacation in the sun and then New York Fashion next ☺,
Magnus Carlsen, Wijk aan Zee, January 31th 2011