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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tal Memorial Chess: Aronian leads after five rounds

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Nice win: Pavel Eljanov
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Hi Everyone,

The Tal Memorial is being covered live via a fantastic video stream at Levon Aronian continues to lead with a half-point margin after the 5th Round. The round saw all draws on four boards except Eljanov beating Gelfand.

Round 5 results
Kramnik-Wang Hao 1/2-1/2
Aronian-Karjakin 1/2-1/2
Shirov-Nakamura 1/2-1/2
Eljanov-Gelfand 1-0
Grischuk-Mamedyarov 1/2-1/2

Standings after 5 rounds
1. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2801
2. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2763 3
3. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2760 3
4. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2771 3
5. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2741 3
6. Wang Hao g CHN 2727 3
7. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2791
8. Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2742
9. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2741
10. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2735 1

Here is the nice Eljanov-Gelfand game. You can run the moves in our pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

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