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Friday, January 31, 2014

Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Round 1: Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian begin with Wins

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2014

Hello everyone,

The strongest-ever chess tournament - Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 - has begun with a bang. Two of the three chess games in the first round proved decisive with Magnus Carlsen beating Boris Gelfand, Levon Aronian beating Viswanathan Anand, but Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura drawing their game. 
Photo Maria Emelianova

All the games were hard-fought and full of interesting ideas. Levon Aronian capitalized despite an inaccuracy in time trouble on his part on a mistake from Viswanathan Anand before move 40 and went on to win on the 73rd move.

The most unhappy of all of them was Fabiano Caruana. He missed an excellent opportunity against Hikaru Nakamura and was thereafter forced to defend tenaciously for a long time, before his compatriot acquiesced in a draw.

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