Penultimate Round of Tata Steel Chess 2012 – Aronian is Close to Become a Winner [pgn files, video]

Tata Steel Chess TournamentThe first super tournament of 2012 has its last round on the program today. Results of penultimate round, which was played yesterday, meant that Levon Aronian is very close to win the whole tournament. He beat Boris Gelfand in his game and now Aronian has a full point margin. But there are five wolves who hopes to take another places on winners’ podium.

Standings after round 12:
1. Aronian, L. 8½
2. Carlsen, M., Radjabov, T. 7½
4. Caruana, F., Ivanchuk, V., Nakamura, H. 7
7. Kamsky, G., Karjakin, S. 6
9. Gelfand, B., Topalov, V., Van Wely, L. 5
12. Gashimov, V. 4½
13. Giri, A., Navara, D. 4

The schedule of the last round:
Kamsky, G. – Topalov, V.
Van Wely, L. – Carlsen, M.
Gashimov, V. – Nakamura, H.
Ivanchuk, V. – Karjakin, S.
Aronian, L. – Radjabov, T.
Caruana, F. – Gelfand, B.
Giri, A. – Navara, D.

The video summarizing the round 12:

Games from 12th round:

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