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Monday, January 16, 2012

Tata Steel Chess R2: Aronian leads with perfect score

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Hi everyone,

The latest chess news update from Wijk Aan Zee after two rounds is that Levon Aronian is leading with a perfect 2.0 score. Here are the Tata Steel Chess Round 2 standings, official video report and the nice Karjakin-Aronian chess game. Enjoy.

Group A: Round 2 - Sun. Jan. 15th

Veselin Topalov - Loek van Wely ½-½
Vugar Gashimov - Gata Kamsky ½-½
Vassily Ivanchuk - Magnus Carlsen ½-½
Levon Aronian - Hikaru Nakamura 1-0
Fabiano Caruana - Sergey Karjakin 1-0
Anish Giri - Teimour Radjabov ½-½
David Navara - Boris Gelfand ½-½

Karjakin,Sergey (2769) - Aronian,L (2805)

Result: 0-1
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2012.01.14
[...] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 a6 4.¥a4 ¤f6 5.O-O ¥e7 6.d3 b5 7.¥b3 O-O 8.a4 b4 9.¤bd2 ¥c5 10.h3 d6 11.c3 ¦b8 12.¦e1 ¦e8 13.a5 ¥a7 14.¤f1 ¤e7 15.¤g3 ¤g6 16.d4 h6 17.¥c2 c5 18.dxe5 dxe5 19.¥d3 ¥e6 20.¥xa6 c4 21.¦a4 £c7 22.cxb4 ¥xf2+ 23.¢xf2 £a7+ 24.¥e3 £xa6 25.¢g1 ¦ed8 26.£c1 ¦d3 27.¦d1 ¦b3 28.£d2 ¢h7 29.¢h2 ¦b7 30.£f2 ¥d7 31.¦a2 ¦7xb4 32.¤h5 ¥c8 33.¤xf6+ £xf6 34.¢g1 ¥b7 35.¤d2 £xf2+ 36.¥xf2 ¦d3 37.a6 ¥xe4 38.¦e1 ¥a8 39.¤e4 ¤f4 40.a7 f6 41.h4 c3 42.¤c5 c2

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