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Carlsen neck-and-neck with Aronian

Teimour Radjabov
A win by Magnus Carlsen has brought him up to equal first with Levon Aronian, who drew. In third place, half-a-point behind is Teimour Radjabov. Gata Kamsky won his first game, and Sergey Karjakin has continued his series of decisive results, this time with a win. Pentala Harikrishna and Maxim Turov are the leaders of groups B and C respectively.

The seventh round details:

Group-A:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating Moves Opening
Sergey Karjakin RUS 2769 1-0 Veselin Topalov BUL 2770 99 Sicilian Grand Prix Attack
Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2766 ½-½ Levon Aronian ARM 2835 30 Catalan
Vugar Gashimov AZE 2761 ½-½ Fabiano Caruana ITA 2736 50 Spanish Neo-Archangel
Loek Van Wely NED 2692 ½-½ Anish Giri NED 2714  66 Trompovsky
Magnus Carlsen NOR 2835 1-0 Boris Gelfand ISR 2739 52 Slav 4.e3
Hikaru Nakamura USA 2759 ½-½ Teimour Radjabov AZE 2773 28 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Gata Kamsky USA 2732 1-0 David Navara CZE 2712 47 Spanish Berlin

The points tally:

Seed Name Age FED Elo

World

rank

Points
1 Magnus Carlsen 21 NOR 2835 1 5
2 Levon Aronian 29 ARM 2805 2 5
3 Teimour Radjabov 24 AZE 2773 5 4.5
4 Veselin Topalov 36 BUL 2770 6 3
5 Sergey Karjakin 22 RUS 2769 7 3
6 Vassily Ivanchuk 42 UKR 2766 8 4
7 Vugar Gashimov 25 AZE 2761 10 2
8 Hikaru Nakamura 24 USA 2759 12 4
9 Boris Gelfand 43 ISR 2739 16 2.5
10 Fabiano Caruana 19 ITA 2736 17 4
11 Gata Kamsky 37 USA 2732 20 3
12 Anish Giri 17 NED 2714 28 4
13 David Navara 26 CZE 2712 30 1.5
14 Loek Van Wely 39 NED 2692 54 3.5

So Aronian has now been caught by Carlsen.

Round 7:

Group-B:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Illya Nyzhnyk UKR 2568 1-0 Daniele Vocaturo ITA 2545
Viktorija Cmilyte LTU 2503 ½-½ Kateryna Lahno UKR 2557
Sergei Tiviakov NED 2677 0-1 Sipke Ernst NED 2606
Vladimir Potkin RUS 2684 ½-½ Pentala Harikrishna IND 2665
Harika Dronavalli IND 2516 ½-½ Alexander Motylev RUS 2677
Jan Timman NED 2568 0-1 Dimitri Reinderman NED 2581
Erwin L'Ami NED 2606 ½-½ Lazaro Bruzon CUB 2691

The points so far: 

Rk Name Age FED Elo World rank Points
1 Lazaro Bruzon Batista 29 CUB 2691 55 4
2 Vladimir Potkin 29 RUS 2684 65 2.5
3 Sergei Tiviakov 38 NED 2677 70 3
4 Alexander Motylev 32 RUS 2677 72 4.5
5 Pentala Harikrishna 25 IND 2665 82 5.5
6 Sipke Ernst 33 NED 2606 - 3.5
7 Erwin L'Ami 26 NED 2596 - 4
8 Dimitri Reinderman 39 NED 2581 - 4
9 Jan Timman 60! NED 2571 - 3
10 Illya Nyzhnyk 15 UKR 2568 - 4
11 Kateryna Lahno 22 UKR 2557 5w 3
12 Daniele Vocaturo 22 ITA 2545 - 3
13 Dronavalli Harika 21 IND 2516 11w 2.5
14 Viktorija Cmilyte 28 LTU 2503 16w  2.5

No change at the top with Harikrishna still well ahead.

Round 7:

Group-C:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Elina Danielian ARM 2490 ½-½ Matthew Sadler ENG 2660
Baskaran Adhiban IND 2561 1-0 Elisabeth Paehtz GER 2454
Lisa Schut  NED 2290 0-1 Hans Tikkanen SWE 2549
Etienne Goudriaan NED 2279 ½-½ Tania Sachdev IND 2411
Daan Brandenburg NED 2527 1-0 Pieter Hopman NED  2342
Maxim Turov RUS 2645 ½-½ Sahaj Grover IND 2532
Anne Haast NED 2290 1-0 Lars Ootes NED 2326

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