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Monday, 23 January 2012

Tata Steel: Aronian and Carlsen lead, Radjabov half a point behind.

After 8 rounds of Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee two players lead the field, Levon Aronian and Magnus Carlsen, both with 5½. Teymour Radjabov is 3rd, a half a point behind the leaders.
Aronian, playing with Black pieces, rather quickly drew (in 28 moves) with Veselin Topalov. Carlsen, playing with Black as well against Radjabov, drew after fight in 44 moves.
Ivanchuk (White) drew quickly with Italian grandmaster Caruana in 21 moves in French Defence.
There were three other draws, in Gelfand-Kamsky,  Karjakin-Nakamura, and Navara-Van Wely and the only victory in this round achieved Vugar Gasimov beating Anish Giri.

Round No. 9 starts 24th January.
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