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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tata Steel Chess Super-GM-Anand, Nakamura lead after R6; three videos

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Hello Everybody,

World Champion Viswanathan Anand maintains his lead in the Group A of the Tata Steel Super-GM Chess Tournament with a nice draw against Alexander Grischuk in Round 6 at Wijk aan Zee. On the other hand, Magnus Carlsen won against Jan Smeets to move up to joint second place with four others in the group. Meanwhile, the E. l'Ami - H. Nakamura matched ended with a fine win for the latter. Nakamura therefore, joined Anand in the lead with 4.5 points. You can keep track of live games and great photos at the official website here. Here are the Round 6 results and standings so far.

But some videos first!

Group A

Round 6 - Friday the 21st
V. Anand - A. Grischuk½-½
L. Aronian - W. Hao½-½
A. Shirov - V. Kramnik0-1
A. Giri - I. Nepomniachtchi0-1
R. Ponomariov - M. Vachier-Lagrave½-½
E. l'Ami - H. Nakamura0-1
J. Smeets - M. Carlsen0-1

Group B

Round 6 - Friday the 21st
L. Fressinet - W. So0-1
D. Navara - S. Ganguly1-0
W. Spoelman - Z. Efimenko0-1
L. Chao - J. Hammer1-0
V. Tkachiev - G. Sargissian½-½
F. Nijboer - L. Liem0-1
L. McShane - R. Wojtaszek1-0

Group C

Round 6 - Friday the 21st
B. Bok - J.W. de Jong0-1
M. Bluvshtein - M. Kazhgaleyev0-1
T. Sachdev - D. Vocaturo1-0
R. Pruijssers - R. van Kampen½-½
M. van der Werf - I. Nyzhnyk½-½
S. Siebrecht - D. Swiercz0-1
I. Ivanisevic - K. Lahno½-½

Standings of grandmaster group A after Round 6

1.V. Anand
H. Nakamura
3.L. Aronian
M. Carlsen
V. Kramnik
I. Nepomniachtchi
M. Vachier-Lagrave
8.A. Giri
R. Ponomariov
10.W. Hao
11.A. Grischuk
E. l'Ami
J. Smeets
14.A. Shirov1

Group B

1.L. McShane5
2.Z. Efimenko
3.W. So4
4.D. Navara
G. Sargissian
6.L. Chao
L. Fressinet
R. Wojtaszek
9.L. Liem
V. Tkachiev
11.J. Hammer
F. Nijboer
W. Spoelman
14.S. Ganguly

Group C

1.I. Nyzhnyk
D. Vocaturo
3.K. Lahno4
4.T. Sachdev
M. van der Werf
6.M. Bluvshtein
I. Ivanisevic
M. Kazhgaleyev
D. Swiercz
10.B. Bok
S. Siebrecht
12.R. van Kampen2
13.J.W. de Jong
R. Pruijssers 1½

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