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Saturday, January 12, 2013

75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 Begins: First Video with Interviews of Aronian, Carlsen, Anand, Caruana

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Hi everyone,

The first super-strong chess tournament of the year is here: 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 in Wijk aan Zee. The opening ceremony and drawing of lots took place on Friday. The first round starts Saturday. In Group A, the pairings will see Aronian-van Wely, Carlsen-Caruana, Harikrishna, Giri, Anand-Nakamura, Sokolov-Wang Hao, Leko-L'Ami and Karjakin-Hou Yifan.

The first video from the Tata Steel Chess includes quick bytes from Aronian (last year's winner of Group A), Carlsen, Anand and Caruana.

The Group B Round 1 pairings include:
Rapport, R. - van Kampen, R.
Edouard, R. - Nikolic, P.
Ernst, S. - Timman, J.
Movsesian, S. - Naiditsch, A.
Tiviakov, S. - Ipatov, A.
Turov, M. - Grandelius, N.
Dubov, D. - Smeets, J.

The Group C Round 1 pairings include:
Peralta, F. - Goryachkina, A.
Swinkels, R. - Kovchan, A.
Brunello, S. - Klein, D.
Schut, L. - Admiraal, M.
Bitensky, I. - Romanishin, O.
Mekhitarian, K. - Burg, T.
Gretarsson, H. - van der Werf, M.

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