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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tata Steel Chess Rd12: Aronian beats Gelfand and secures tie for first

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Hello everyone,

The excitement at Tata Steel Chess 2012 is down to the last round. As you know, Levon Aronian is in great form. And, he beat Boris Gelfand in Round 12 to ensure he at least ties for first. Only Radjabov and Carlsen have the theoretic chance catching him with one round to go - that also, only if Aronian loses in the last round. 

Similar is the case in the other two sections.

Round twelve
Group A: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 28th
Veselin Topalov - Anish Giri 1-0
David Navara - Fabiano Caruana ½-½
Boris Gelfand - Levon Aronian 0-1
Teimour Radjabov - Vassily Ivanchuk ½-½
Sergey Karjakin - Vugar Gashimov ½-½
Hikaru Nakamura - Loek van Wely 1-0
Magnus Carlsen - Gata Kamsky ½-½

The B group has Pentala Harikrishna in first, followed by Alexander Motylev and Erwin L'Ami a half point behind. Even Cuban GM Lazaro Bruzon has a chance to tie for first should he win his game against Sipke and Harikrishna lose. The C group has two leaders - Maxim Turov and Hans Tikkanen - both  have 9.5/12, and a two point lead over the rest. You can access the official website here.

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