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|Aronian Leads in Tata Steel|
|January 19, 2014|
After seven rounds of Tata Steel chess in Wijk aan Zee, Levon Aronian leads with 5.5. Our #1 player Hikaru Nakamura started off well with a win over Arkadij Naiditisch but is now on 3/7 after losing to Aronian in round four and Loek Van Wely today.
Italian American GM Fabiano Caruana has 4/7. IM Kayden Troff has 3.5/8 and a 2550+ performance rating in the challengers group.
Today he drew vs. the legendary GM Jan Timman and said on his facebook page , "What an absolute honor to be able to play in Tata Steel and to be able to play against this great player!"
Look for a report on the event by GM Ian Rogers later in the event.