Tata Steel Masters 2014

Aronian
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Aronian managed to win against Karjakin in Carlsen style! 🙂 He kept pressing, creating problems and finally won a rook endgame with extra pawn which was very unpleasant for Black.

Results of the 9th round

Rapport, R. – Giri, A. ½-½
Nakamura, H. – Caruana, F. ½-½
Naiditsch, A. – Harikrishna, P. 0-1
So, W. – Van Wely, L. 1-0
Gelfand, B. – Dominguez, L. ½-½
Aronian, L. – Karjakin, S. 1-0

Standings after 9 rounds

1 Aronian, L. 7.0 / 9 2812 2962
2 Giri, A. 5.5 / 9 2734 2817
3 Caruana, F. 5.5 / 9 2782 2824
4 Dominguez, L. 5.5 / 9 2754 2812
5 Karjakin, S. 5.5 / 9 2759 2821
6 Harikrishna, P. 5.0 / 9 2706 2789
7 So, W. 5.0 / 9 2719 2788
8 Van Wely, L. 4.0 / 9 2672 2696
9 Rapport, R. 3.5 / 9 2691 2666
10 Nakamura, H. 3.5 / 9 2789 2664
11 Gelfand, B. 2.5 / 9 2777 2585
12 Naiditsch, A. 1.5 / 9 2718 2474

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