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Monday, January 23, 2012

Tata Steel Chess R8: Exciting games as Carlsen, Aronian keep lead

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Hello everyone,

There were exciting games all around in the eighth round at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament though only one game ended in a decisive manner - Anish Giri losing to Vugar Gashimov.

Group A: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 22nd
Veselin Topalov - Levon Aronian ½-½
Fabiano Caruana - Vassily Ivanchuk ½-½
Anish Giri - Vugar Gashimov 0-1
David Navara - Loek van Wely ½-½
Boris Gelfand - Gata Kamsky ½-½
Teimour Radjabov - Magnus Carlsen ½-½
Sergey Karjakin - Hikaru Nakamura ½-½

With these results we have both Carlsen and Aronian at 5.5 points each, Radjabov at 5 points, Ivanchuk, Caruana, Nakamura at 4.5 points each, Giri and Van Wely at 4, Topalov, Karjakin, Kamsky at 3.5, Gashimov, Gelfand at 3 and Navara at 2 points. 

You can see the Giri-Gashimov game with Chess King.

Giri, Anish (2714) - Gashimov, Vugar (2761)

Result: 0-1
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2012.01.22
[...] 1.e4 c5 2.¤f3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.¤xd4 ¤f6 5.¤c3 a6 6.¥g5 ¤bd7 7.¥c4 £a5 8.£d2 e6 9.O-O-O b5 10.¥d5 b4 11.¥xa8 bxc3 12.bxc3 £xa2 13.£e2 ¥e7 14.¢d2 ¤xe4+ 15.£xe4 ¥xg5+ 16.f4 d5 17.¦a1 £xa1 18.¦xa1 dxe4 19.fxg5 h6 20.g6 f5 21.¤xe6 ¢e7 22.¤f4 ¦d8 23.¥d5 ¤b6 24.c4 ¤xc4+ 25.¢c3 ¤e3 26.¥f7 ¦d6 27.¦a5 ¥d7 28.¦e5+ ¢f6 29.¦c5 ¢g5 30.g3 ¤f1 31.h4+ ¢g4 32.¦d5 ¦xd5 33.¤xd5 ¢xg3 34.¤f6 e3 35.¥c4 ¥b5 36.¤h5+ ¢f2 37.¤xg7 ¥xc4 38.¢xc4 e2

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