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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tata Steel Chess R1: Carlsen, Aronian, Giri begin with wins

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Hello everyone,

Here is the first round update from the super Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2012 that has begun in the nice town of Wijk Aan Zee. This is the 74th edition of the traditional chess tournament. First, the very well produced video round up of the first day's chess games.

Round one
Group A: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 14th
David Navara - Veselin Topalov ½-½
Boris Gelfand - Anish Giri 0-1
Teimour Radjabov - Fabiano Caruana ½-½
Sergey Karjakin - Levon Aronian 0-1
Hikaru Nakamura - Vassily Ivanchuk ½-½
Magnus Carlsen - Vugar Gashimov 1-0
Gata Kamsky - Loek van Wely ½-½

Here is the Gelfand-Giri game from the first round at Tata Steel Chess in Group A. Enjoy. You can access the official website at this link.

Gelfand,B (2739) - Giri,A (2714)

Result: 0-1
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2012.01.14
[...] 1.¤f3 d5 2.d4 ¤f6 3.c4 c6 4.£b3 dxc4 5.£xc4 ¥g4 6.¤c3 ¤bd7 7.¥f4 ¤b6 8.£d3 ¥xf3 9.gxf3 ¤fd5 10.¥e5 f6 11.¥g3 ¤b4 12.£b1 £xd4 13.¥h3 e5 14.O-O ¥e7 15.¦d1 £c4 16.e3 £f7 17.f4 exf4 18.¥xf4 O-O 19.a3 ¤4d5 20.¤xd5 ¤xd5 21.¥g3 f5 22.e4 fxe4 23.£xe4 ¤f6 24.£e5 ¢h8 25.¦e1 ¥d8 26.¥e6 £g6 27.£f5 £xf5 28.¥xf5 ¤d5 29.¥e4 ¥f6 30.¦e2 ¤b6 31.¦c1 ¦fe8 32.f3 a5 33.b4 axb4 34.axb4 ¤d5 35.¥e1 ¤f4 36.¦ec2 ¤h3+ 37.¢g2 ¤g5 38.¦e2 ¤xe4 39.fxe4 ¦ad8 40.b5 cxb5 41.¦b1 ¦d5 42.¥g3 ¦c5 43.¥d6 ¦g5+ 44.¢f3 ¦e6 45.¥f4 ¦c5 46.e5 g5 47.exf6 ¦xf6 48.¦e7 ¦xf4+ 49.¢g2 ¦g4+ 50.¢f3 ¦h4 51.¦d1 ¦c8 52.¢g3 b6 53.¦b7 ¦b4 54.¦xb6 ¦c7 55.h4 gxh4+ 56.¢h3 ¢g7 57.¦d3 ¢f7 58.¦e3 ¢g7 59.¦f3 ¦f7 60.¦d3 ¦f6 61.¦b8 ¦c6 62.¦f3 ¢h6 63.¦b7 ¢g6 64.¦b8 ¦c5 65.¦g8+ ¢h5 66.¦g7 h6 67.¦g1 ¦d4 68.¢h2 b4 69.¦g8 ¦c2+ 70.¢h3 ¦c3

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