|GM Teimour Radjabov|
He finished in 4th place overall(although it's called joint 2nd place) in the A Group at the just-concluded 2012 version of the Tata Steel Chess Festival.
Standings after round 13 A Group:
|9.||Van Wely, L.||5½|
The USA contingent of Nakamura (out of the Chess and Scholastic Center of St. Louis a/k/a St. Louis Chess Club) and Kamsky performed well, given the competition! Kudos, dudes.
How'd the ladies finish?
|GM Kateryna Lahno finished in 11th out of 14 in B Group|
2012 Tata Steel.
|11.||Lahno, K.Vocaturo, D.||4½|
The ladies bombed. Damn!
A mixed bag for the ladies in the C Group. GM Elizabeth Paehtz finished above 50% and IM Tania Sachdev finished just below 50%. I'm sure GM Elina Danielian is very disappointed with her overall performance. She has proven to be a male GM-killer in the past, as has Paehtz, who earned her final GM norm competing against the big boys in an European Individual Chess Championship! Not for the faint of heart.
|IM Tania Sachdev. Except I'm neither so young nor so beautiful,|
this is pretty much what I look like at a tournament!