76th Tata Steel Chess R8: Aronian Retains Lead, Harikrishna beats Nakamura

Hikaru Nakamura embarks on a losing plan with 29. …Qc5 versus Pentala Harikrishna.

After eight rounds at the 76th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, World No. 2 Levon Aronian keeps lead with a 1/2 point adrift of the others. There was only one game that ended in a draw: Anish Giri – Levon Aronian. Here are all the games of Round 8. Read a full report on Chess Blog.


Van Wely, L. (2672) – Naiditsch, A. (2718)

Result: 1-0
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2014.01.21
[…] 1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 e6 3.♘f3 ♗b4+ 4.♗d2 ♗xd2+ 5.♕xd2 O-O 6.g3 d5 7.♗g2 c6 8.O-O ♘bd7 9.♕c3 b6 10.♘bd2 ♗b7 11.b4 a5 12.a3 axb4 13.axb4 c5 14.bxc5 bxc5 15.dxc5 ♘xc5 16.♕b4 ♘fd7 17.♘d4 ♖b8 18.♖a7 ♗a6 19.♕c3 ♕b6 20.♖xa6 ♕xa6 21.cxd5 exd5 22.♗xd5 ♕f6 23.♘2f3 ♖fc8 24.♕d2 h6 25.h4 ♖b6 26.♖c1 ♖cb8 27.♔g2 ♖d6 28.e4 ♖e8 29.♕c2 ♖b6 30.e5 ♕d8 31.♕f5 ♕e7 32.♘c6 ♕f8 33.♘fd4 ♖b2 34.♖c3 ♖b7 35.h5 ♖a8 36.♖c2 ♖a1 37.♖e2 ♘b6 38.♗a2 ♕a8 39.♗b1 ♖xb1 40.♕xb1 ♘ba4 41.♕f5 ♔h8 42.♕f3 ♖c7 43.♖c2 ♕e8 44.♖c4 ♕c8 45.♔h2 ♖b7 46.♘f5 ♖c7 47.♖b4 ♕a6 48.♘fe7

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