Despite at slow start to the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 for Levon Aronian, the nice win over US Chess Champion Hikaru Nakamura has put the Armenian GM and Olympiad champion in second place after Rond 11. Aronian is just one point behind tournament leader Magnus Carlsen. Two more rounds are to be played. Replay the game with Chess King, watch the post-game video, and read the Round 11 report on Chess Blog.


Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Aronian,L (2802)

Result: 0-1
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.25
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