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Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in AICF News, Slider News, Tournament News |

Aronian Joins Anand, Karjakin In Lead

Aronian Joins Anand, Karjakin In Lead

Aronian Joins Anand, Karjakin In Lead
By Arvind Aaron

Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin and Viswanathan Anand are leading the FIDE Candidates Tournament jointly with 2/3 in Moscow on March 13.

The champion of this 8-player event will challenge Norway’s Magnus Carlsen in New York in November 2016.  Monday is a rest day in this €420,000 prize money contest that will run until March 29. Anand faces Karjakin with black on Tuesday.  Unable to show any opening advantage, Anand drew Caruana after reaching a level rook and pawn ending.

Aronian beat Topalov after the Bulgarian started to drift from move 12 onwards. Aronian went on to score in 50 moves.  The results (round 3): Nakamura (USA) 1 drew Svidler (Rus) 1½; Giri (Ned) 1½ drew Karjakin (Rus) 2; Anand (Ind) 2 drew Caruana (USA) 1½; Topalov (Bul) 0.5 lost to Aronian (Arm) 2.