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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tata Steel Chess R3: Carlsen beats Aronian to lead

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Hi everyone,

The game of the day was Magnus Carlsen versus Levon Aronian. You have to see it for yourself. Here is the Round 3 update from the super Tata Steel Chess Championship currently on in Wijk Aan Zee. Enjoy.

Group A: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 16th
Boris Gelfand - Veselin Topalov ½-½
Teimour Radjabov - David Navara 1-0
Sergey Karjakin - Anish Giri 1-0
Hikaru Nakamura - Fabiano Caruana ½-½
Magnus Carlsen - Levon Aronian 1-0
Gata Kamsky - Vassily Ivanchuk ½-½
Loek van Wely - Vugar Gashimov ½-½

Carlsen,M (2835) - Aronian,L (2805)

Result: 1-0
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2012.01.16

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