Aronian, Harikrishna, Turov head Tata Steel groups Print
Monday, 16 January 2012 08:34
aronianLevon Aronian defeated Hikaru Nakamura in the longest and most interesting game of the day to take the lead in the 2012 edition of the Tata Steel chess tournament (replay game with analysis here). All other games of the round finished draw, except for the victory of the young Italian Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana against Sergey Karjakin.

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In Tata Steel group B the Indian GM Pentala Harikrishna achieved second consecutive victory to see himself top of the table. He is closely followed by GM Erwin L'Ami, GM Nyzhnyk, and GM Vocaturo

All games from Tata Steel B with analysis

Group C also has a sole leader - this is GM Maxim Turov with full points. He is followed by five players with 1,5/2.

All games from Tata Steel C with analysis

Standings Tata 2012 group A
1.    Aronian, L.    2 points
2-5.    Carlsen, Caruana, Giri    1½ points
5-10.    Ivanchuk, Kamsky, Navara, Radjabov, Topalov, Van Wely 1 point
11-13.    Gashimov, Gelfand, Nakamura    ½ point
14.    Karjakin    0 points

Standings Tata 2012 group B
1.    Harikrishna, P.    2 points
2-5.    L'Ami, Nyzhnik, Vocaturo    1½ points
5-10.    Harika, Lahno, Motylev, Potkin, Reinderman, Tiviakov 1 point
11-13.    Bruzon, Ernst, Timman    ½ point
14.    Cmilyte    0 points

Standings Tata 2012 group C
1.    Turov, M.    2 points
2-6.    Adhiban,  Goudriaan, Grover, Sadler, Tikkanen    1½ points
7-9.    Brandenburg, Ootes, Tania    1 point
10-12.    Danielian, Haast, Schut ½ point
13-14.    Hopman, Paehtz    0 points
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