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Friday, January 20, 2012

Tata Steel Chess R5: Carlsen, Aronian lead

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Hello everyone,

The fifth round saw an exciting draw between two young talents - Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri. Then, there were also the wins posted by Gelfand, Nakamura, and Ivanchuk.

Group A: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 19th
Teimour Radjabov - Veselin Topalov ½-½
Sergey Karjakin - Boris Gelfand 0-1
Hikaru Nakamura - David Navara 1-0
Magnus Carlsen - Anish Giri ½-½
Gata Kamsky - Fabiano Caruana ½-½
Loek van Wely - Levon Aronian ½-½
Vugar Gashimov - Vassily Ivanchuk 0-1

As regards the standings, Carlsen and Aronian are at 3.5, Caruana, Ivanchuk, Radjabov at 3.0, Giri, Van Wely, Topalov, Nakamura, Gelfand at 2.5, Kamsky, Karjakin at 2.0, Gashimov at 1.5 and Navara at 1.0.

Here is the Carlsen-Nakamura game with Chess King.

Carlsen,M (2835) - Giri,A (2714)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2012.01.19

[...] 1.c4 ¤f6 2.¤f3 g6 3.¤c3 ¥g7 4.d4 O-O 5.¥g5 d6 6.e3 h6 7.¥h4 g5 8.¥g3 ¤h5 9.¤d2 ¤xg3 10.hxg3 e6 11.£c2 £e7 12.¥e2 a6 13.f4 f5 14.O-O-O c5 15.d5 e5 16.¦h5 exf4 17.gxf4 gxf4 18.exf4 ¤d7 19.¥d3 ¤f6 20.¦hh1 ¤g4 21.¦de1 £f6 22.¦e2 £d4 23.¤a4 ¤e3 24.¦xe3 £xe3 25.¤b6 ¦b8 26.¦f1 ¦e8 27.¢b1 £d4 28.¤b3 £f6 29.¤c1 ¦e7 30.¤xc8 ¦xc8 31.¥xf5 ¦ce8 32.¥e6+ ¦xe6 33.dxe6 £xe6 34.¦f2 £e4 35.¦e2 £xc2+ 36.¢xc2 ¦f8 37.¤d3 b5 38.b3 ¢f7 39.¤f2 ¦d8 40.¤e4 d5 41.¤xc5 dxc4 42.¤xa6 ¦a8 43.¤b4 ¥f8 44.¢c3 ¥g7+ 45.¢c2 ¥f8 46.¢c3 ¥g7+ 47.¢d2 ¥f8 48.¤c2 ¦xa2 49.bxc4 bxc4 50.¦e4 ¦a4 51.¢e2 ¥c5 52.¢f3 ¢f6 53.g4 ¢f7 54.f5 ¥e7 55.¤e3 ¦a3 56.¦xc4 ¥g5 57.¦e4 ¢f6 58.¦e8 ¦xe3+ 59.¦xe3 ¥xe3 60.¢xe3 h5 61.gxh5 ¢xf5 62.h6 ¢g6 63.h7 ¢g7 64.¢e2 ¢xh7

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