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|Aronian & Radjabov Lead in London|
|March 17, 2013|
In the first round of the London Candidates (March 14-April 2), all games were drawn. In round two, Levon Aronian and Teimour Radjabov defeated Boris Gelfand and Vassily Ivanchuk respectively to take joint lead.
Favorite Magnus Carlsen (see Greg Shahade's piece on his amazing treatment of the opening stage) has yet to pounce but is playing a wounded Gelfand in round three, albeit with the black pieces.
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