Full article on the Tata Steel Chess 2012 Tournament available on William’s site.
Levon Aronian dominated the field in a star-studded Tata Steel super-tournament, taking clear first by a full point over closest rivals Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, and Teimour Radjabov. Aronian played dazzlingly creative chess in Wijk Aan Zee, consistently creating aggressive complications to pressure his battered opponents in dynamically imbalanced positions. Aronian built his lead early in the tournament and forced his constant competitor Magnus Carlsen to chase him in the 2nd half of the Tata Steel Super-Tournament 2012, although the determined Norwegian wunderkind was unable to catch the Armenian powerhouse. Aronian’s chess style features an impressive combination of thorough opening preparation, precise endgame technique, and an incredibly creative approach to the middlegame. Aronian’s ability to successfully evaluate imbalances between time, material, and position enabled him to finish in 1st place at the 2012 Tata Steel Super-Tournament in Wijk Aan Zee.