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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tata Steel Chess R4: Aronian wins to join Carlsen in lead

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Hi everyone,

Are you tuning in to the great chess action at the Tata Steel Chess in Wijk Aan Zee every day? Round 4 was an equally exciting one. Levon Aronian won a fine game to rejoin Magnus Carlsen in the lead. Here is all the information along with the nice game.

Round four
Group A: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 17th
Veselin Topalov - Vugar Gashimov ½-½
Vassily Ivanchuk - Loek van Wely ½-½
Levon Aronian - Gata Kamsky 1-0
Fabiano Caruana - Magnus Carlsen ½-½
Anish Giri - Hikaru Nakamura ½-½
David Navara - Sergey Karjakin 0-1
Boris Gelfand - Teimour Radjabov ½-½

Aronian,L (2805) - Kamsky,G (2732)

Result: 1-0
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2012.01.17
[...] 1.¤f3 ¤f6 2.c4 g6 3.¤c3 d5 4.cxd5 ¤xd5 5.£b3 ¤b6 6.d4 ¥g7 7.e4 O-O 8.¥e3 ¥g4 9.¦d1 e6 10.¥e2 ¤c6 11.¤g1 ¥xe2 12.¤gxe2 £e7 13.O-O ¦fd8 14.e5 h6 15.a3 ¤a5 16.£c2 c5 17.dxc5 ¤bc4 18.¥c1 ¤xe5 19.b4 ¤ac6 20.¤e4 a6 21.h3 f5 22.¤d6 ¤f7 23.¤c4 e5 24.¦de1 ¢h7 25.¥b2 ¦e8 26.¤d4 ¤xd4 27.¥xd4 ¦ad8 28.¥b2 e4 29.¥xg7 ¢xg7 30.f3 £f6 31.fxe4 £d4+ 32.¢h2 ¦xe4 33.¦xe4 £xe4 34.£xe4 fxe4 35.¢g3 ¦d4 36.¤a5 g5 37.¢f2 ¦d3 38.¦e1 ¦xa3 39.¦xe4 ¢f6 40.¤xb7 ¤e5 41.¦d4 ¢e7 42.¤d6 ¦b3 43.¤c8+ ¢f7 44.¤d6+ ¢e6 45.¤c4 ¤d3+ 46.¢g1 ¤f4 47.¦d6+ ¢e7 48.¤e5 ¦b2 49.¦xa6 ¦xg2+ 50.¢f1 ¦b2 51.¦xh6 ¤d5 52.¦d6 ¤e3+ 53.¢e1 ¤c2+ 54.¢d1 ¤xb4 55.¦b6 ¢f8 56.¦b8+ ¢g7 57.¤c4 ¦b3 58.c6

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  • At January 19, 2012 at 6:22 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    what fantastic chess is going on

  • At January 19, 2012 at 10:18 AM , Anonymous amrit puri, knights chess club, new delhi said...

    how about an aronian carlsen world championship - i think in the years to come its going to be very difficult to find a challenger for these two players.


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