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76th Tata Steel Tournament 2014 (6)

Aronian continues winning ways beating So in Tata Steel Round 6

Wesley So lost to Levon Aronian who seems to be saying very little and remaining focused on playing really well. Photo ©

Wesley So lost to Levon Aronian who seems to be saying very little and remaining focused on playing really well. Photo © | http://www.tatasteelchess.com/

Levon Aronian said he was "Very happy with my performance so far" as he moved to 5/6 after beating one of his closest rivals Wesley So. Aronian played an English and made for a queenless middle-game. So gave up the two bishops on move 17 and only a few moves later white's two bishops made life difficult for him. 32...Nd8 was the decisive error but already So's pieces made a very poor impression.

Anish Giri said that he had the feeling that his game against Boris Gelfand was "far from good" and that Gelfand "played quite badly and I already deserved to win the game at some point" but then he started to miss "many, many defensive resources" and the game was drawn. Gelfand too felt that he hadn't played all that well on the run up to first time control but was pleased to find the drawing idea later on.

Sergey Karjakin joined Anish Giri on 4/6 after beating Arkadij Naiditsch in the final game to finish. Naiditsch is in last place and this looks like it is going to be a very long tournament for him as, certainly in the opinion of Baadur Jobava he defended very poorly and should have held.

Fabiano Caruana held a long ending against Pentala Harikishna although that always looked the likely result.

Loek Van Wely was disappointed not to beat Richard Rapport after blowing a winning advantage in the 5th and 6th hour where he missed "more and more".

Leinier Dominguez Perez was obviously disappointed to not convert his large advantage against Hikaru Nakamura and his opponent was likewise relieved.

Round 6 Standings: Aronian 5pts, Giri, Karjakin 4pts, Dominguez, Caruana, So 3.5pts Harikrishna, Nakamura 3pts, Van Wely, Rapport 2pts, Gelfand 1.5pts, Naiditsch 1pts

Round 7 Pairings Sun 19th Jan: Caruana-Giri, Rapport-Harikrishna, Nakamura-Van Wely, Naiditsch-Dominguez, So-Karjakin, Gelfand-Aronian.

76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee (NED), 11-26 i 2014 cat. XX (2743)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2812 * . . . 1 1 ½ 1 . ½ . 1 5 3007
2. Giri, Anish g NED 2734 . * . ½ . ½ 1 . ½ . ½ 1 4 2849
3. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2759 . . * . 0 . ½ ½ 1 1 . 1 4 2851
4. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2754 . ½ . * 1 . 0 ½ ½ 1 . . 2786
5. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2782 0 . 1 0 * . ½ . 1 . 1 . 2803
6. So, Wesley g PHI 2719 0 ½ . . . * . ½ . 1 1 ½ 2810
7. Harikrishna, Pentala g IND 2706 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ . * . ½ . . . 3 2752
8. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2789 0 . ½ ½ . ½ . * . . ½ 1 3 2756
9. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2672 . ½ 0 ½ 0 . ½ . * ½ . . 2 2612
10. Rapport, Richard g HUN 2691 ½ . 0 0 . 0 . . ½ * 1 . 2 2623
11. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2777 . ½ . . 0 0 . ½ . 0 * ½ 2545
12. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2718 0 0 0 . . ½ . 0 . . ½ * 1 2492
Round 6 (January 18, 2014)
Aronian, Levon - So, Wesley 1-0 36 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Giri, Anish - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 66 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Naiditsch, Arkadij 1-0 76 A07 Barcza System
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 42 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Harikrishna, Pentala - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 132 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Van Wely, Loek - Rapport, Richard ½-½ 64 E92 King's Indian Classical
Tata Steel Challengers Wijk aan Zee (NED), 11-26 i 2014 cat. XIV (2579)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Saric, Ivan g CRO 2637 * ½ . ½ ½ . . 1 1 . 1 . . 1 2788
2. Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2710 ½ * ½ . . 1 . . ½ . . 1 1 1 2786
3. Muzychuk, Anna g SLO 2566 . ½ * ½ . . . ½ 1 . 1 . ½ 1 5 2698
4. Timman, Jan H g NED 2607 ½ . ½ * ½ . 0 1 . 1 . 1 . . 2702
5. Bok, Benjamin m NED 2560 ½ . . ½ * . 1 ½ . 1 ½ 0 . . 4 2641
6. Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2711 . 0 . . . * . 0 ½ . ½ 1 1 1 4 2584
7. Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2677 . . . 1 0 . * 0 1 0 ½ . . 1 2543
8. Reinderman, Dimitri g NED 2593 0 . ½ 0 ½ 1 1 * . 0 . . . . 3 2572
9. Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2553 0 ½ 0 . . ½ 0 . * 1 . . 1 . 3 2569
10. Brunello, Sabino g ITA 2602 . . . 0 0 . 1 1 0 * ½ ½ . . 3 2523
11. Troff, Kayden W m USA 2457 0 . 0 . ½ ½ ½ . . ½ * . 1 . 3 2547
12. Zhao, Xue g CHN 2567 . 0 . 0 1 0 . . . ½ . * ½ 1 3 2528
13. Van Delft, Merijn m NED 2430 . 0 ½ . . 0 . . 0 . 0 ½ * 1 2 2412
14. Goudriaan, Etienne m NED 2431 0 0 0 . . 0 0 . . . . 0 0 * 0
Round 7 (January 18, 2014)
Saric, Ivan - Jobava, Baadur ½-½ 50 C10 French Rubinstein
Muzychuk, Anna - Van Delft, Merijn ½-½ 43 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Timman, Jan H - Reinderman, Dimitri 1-0 48 A81 Dutch Leningrad
Bok, Benjamin - Troff, Kayden W ½-½ 50 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Zhao, Xue 1-0 36 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Yu, Yangyi - Goudriaan, Etienne 1-0 65 B94 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Bg5
Brunello, Sabino - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 0-1 52 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)

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