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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tata Steel Chess Super-GM R9 video: Anand, Nakamura, Kramnik, Aronian in joint lead

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Hi everyone,

The Tata Steel Chess Super-GM Tournament 2011 is at an exciting point. We've already had such great games that you can call the tournament a 'power chess show'. Round 9 saw Kramnik and Aronian win to join the leaders Anand and Nakamura while Carlsen pulled off a draw playing the last several moves with just one minute on the clock against Vachier-Lagrave. Here are the standings. Before that, as always, the video of the round. Enjoy.

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is held from Friday, January 14th till Sunday, January 30th, 2011 in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. Besides many amateur events there are three Grandmaster Groups (A, B and C), all 14-player round-robins. All rounds begin at 13.30 CET, except for the last which begins at 12.00 hours. There are three rest days: on January 19th, 24th, and 27th. The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds increment for each move starting from the first move.

Standings of grandmaster group A after Round 9
1.V. Anand
L. Aronian
V. Kramnik
H. Nakamura
5.M. Carlsen
M. Vachier-Lagrave
7.A. Giri
I. Nepomniachtchi
9.W. Hao
R. Ponomariov
11.E. l'Ami
J. Smeets
13.A. Grischuk
A. Shirov

Standings of grandmaster group B after Round 9

1.L. McShane
G. Sargissian
W. So
4.Z. Efimenko
V. Tkachiev
6.L. Chao
D. Navara
R. Wojtaszek
9.L. Liem
10.L. Fressinet
11.S. Ganguly
J. Hammer
F. Nijboer
14.W. Spoelman2

Standings of grandmaster group C after Round 9

1.D. Vocaturo
2.K. Lahno
I. Nyzhnyk
4.M. Kazhgaleyev
5.M. Bluvshtein
I. Ivanisevic
7.B. Bok
T. Sachdev
9.D. Swiercz4
10.S. Siebrecht
M. van der Werf
R. van Kampen
13.R. Pruijssers
14.J.W. de Jong2

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