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Monday, January 30, 2012

Tata Steel Chess 2012 - Congratulations to Levon Aronian for winning Group A

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Hello everyone,

Grandmaster Levon Aronian had his chess flowing - like a river of jewels - to win the Tata Steel Chess Group A this Sunday! Before anything else, here are the videos of the champion. Must watch. Congratulations to GM Levon Aronian for a fantastic tournament. Congratulations to Grandmasters Pentala Harikrishna and Maxim Turov for winning the Groups B and C respectively. 

The 74th Tata Steel Chess Tournament took place from 13 to 29, 2012 in the sports hall Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee. There were three grandmaster tournaments with 14 players each playing 13 rounds at 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves and finally 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 seconds/move increment starting with the first move of the game. 

Here are the final results of all the three groups:
Final standings - Group A
1. Aronian, L. 9
2. Carlsen, M.
Caruana, F.
Radjabov, T. 8
5. Ivanchuk, V.
Nakamura, H.
7. Kamsky, G. 7
8. Karjakin, S.
9. Van Wely, L.
10. Gashimov, V.
Gelfand, B.
Topalov, V. 5
13. Giri, A.
Navara, D.

Group B
1. Harikrishna, P. 9
2. Bruzon, L.
Motylev, A.
4. L'Ami, E.
Tiviakov, S. 8
6. Nyzhnik, I.
Reinderman, D.
8. Potkin, V.
9. Timman, J. 6
10. Ernst, S. 5
11. Lahno, K.
Vocaturo, D.
13. Cmilyte, V. 4
14. Harika, D.

Group C
1. Turov, M. 10½
2. Tikkanen, H. 10
3. Adhiban, B.
Brandenburg, D.
5. Grover, S.
Paehtz, E.
Sadler, M. 7
8. Tania, S. 6
9. Danielian, E.
10. Goudriaan, E. 5
11. Ootes, L.
12. Hopman, P.
Schut, L. 4
14. Haast, A.

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