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Carlsen leads Tata Steel 2013 (videos)

Tata Steel has come to the second rest day in the competition, with Magnus Carlsen in the lead with 6,0/8. The Norwegian won a 92 moves game against Sergey Karjakin in round 8, the longest of the day. The co-leader of round 7, World Champion Viswanathan Anand, played a short draw with Ivan Sokolov and remained second with 5,5/8. Just half a point behind are the nicely recovering Levon Aronian and the US top Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura.

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Standings Tata Steel 2013 group A

1 Carlsen, M. 6.0 / 8
2 Anand, V. 5.5 / 8
3 Aronian, L. 5.0 / 8
4 Nakamura, H. 5.0 / 8
5 Harikrishna, P. 4.5 / 8
6 Karjakin, S. 4.5 / 8
7 Leko, P. 4.0 / 8
8 Caruana, F. 4.0 / 8
9 van Wely, L. 3.5 / 8
10 Wang, H. 3.5 / 8
11 Giri, A. 3.0 / 8
12 Sokolov, I. 2.5 / 8
13 L’Ami, E. 2.5 / 8
14 Hou, Y. 2.5 / 8

Round 8 video

Vijay Kumar has captured the atmosphere of the Tata Steel playing hall at the start of the round.

Tata Steel Group B

Round 8 saw the leader Richard Rapport lose against Jan Smeets, which allowed competitors to catch up with him. The experienced Jan Timman defeated the World Junior Champion Alexander Ipatov, while Sergei Movsesian drew with Sergey Tiviakov, leaving both Timman and Movsesian with the same points as Rapport. An opening miscalculation and a middlegame blunder left the clear rating favorite Naiditsch at 4th position.

1 Rapport, R. 5.5 / 8
2 Movsesian, S. 5.5 / 8
3 Timman, J. 5.5 / 8
4 Naiditsch, A. 5.0 / 8
5 Dubov, D. 4.5 / 8
6 Smeets, J. 4.5 / 8
7 Tiviakov, S. 4.0 / 8
8 Edouard, R. 4.0 / 8
9 Turov, M. 4.0 / 8
10 van Kampen, R. 3.5 / 8
11 Grandelius, N. 3.0 / 8
12 Nikolic, P. 3.0 / 8
13 Ipatov, A. 2.0 / 8
14 Ernst, S. 2.0 / 8

Tata Steel Group C

Fernando Perlta and Sabino Brunello are in a huge fight for the first place in the group. They are the players to have the most points in any of the groups, as both are leading Tata Steel C with 6,5/8. The only one at striking distance is the talented FM David Klein, while the 4th placed Kovchan and Swinkels are a two points behind.

1 Brunello, S. 6.5 / 8
2 Peralta, F. 6.5 / 8
3 Klein, D. 5.5 / 8
4 Swinkels, R. 4.5 / 8
5 Kovchan, A. 4.5 / 8
6 Mekhitarian, K. 4.0 / 8
7 Gretarsson, H. 4.0 / 8
8 Burg, T. 4.0 / 8
9 Romanishin, O. 3.5 / 8
10 Bitensky, I. 3.0 / 8
11 Goryachkina, A. 3.0 / 8
12 van der Werf, M. 2.5 / 8
13 Admiraal, M. 2.5 / 8
14 Schut, L. 2.0 / 8

Here is a collection of videos from the previous rounds, with reports by Vijay Kumar from the playing hall and games analysis by GM Damian Lemos.

Video impressions R7 by Vijay Kumar

Video analysis of R6 by GM Damian Lemos

Round 6 impressions and interviews by Vijay Kumar

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