There are only two players leading at the Fide Chess Candidates 2013 after six rounds in London: Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian. Carlsen beat Peter Svidler and Levon Aronian beat Teimour Radjabov on Thursday. Friday was a rest day. Both Carlsen and Aronian won with Black, and now are 1.5 points ahead of the rest of the field. Replay the Carlsen game with Chess King in this post. The Radjabov-Aronian game is below. There are nine more rounds to be played and the seventh round resumes on Saturday. For a full report, check this Chess Blog report.


Radjabov,T (2793) – Aronian,L (2809)

Result: 0-1
Site: London ENG
Date: 2013.03.21
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