In round 10 of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament Magnus Carlsen increased his lead to 1,5 points by defeating Erwin l’Ami in a hard-fought Caro Kann. l’Ami threw up a barricade early on and toughly defended for many hours, only to falter in the final hour of play! Replay the game with Chess King, watch the post-game video comment, and read a full report about Round 10 at Chess Blog.


Carlsen,M (2861) – L’Ami,E (2627)

Result: 1-0
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.23
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