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January 26, 2012
gataslide2.jpgThe two highest rated US players, Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky, face off on Friday, January 27,2012 at Tata Steel chess in Wijk aan Zee (January 13-29). GM Levon Aronian leads the event with 7.5/10.

Update 1/27/2012 12:45 PM EST: The game was a draw in the 9.0-0-0 line of the Dragon Sicilian.


Nakamura has 5.5/10 after two wins in a row in rounds five and six of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Kamsky has rebounded from a tough start to defeat David Navara in round 7 and Sergey Karjakin in round 10. He is now on an even 5/10.



Find the games live on the official website at 7:30 AM EST.

Macauley Peterson wrote an earlier CLO report on Tata Steel Chess, focusing on Nakamura and Kamsky. Also look for a wrap-up by GM Ian Rogers.

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