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While new world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway was taking a Silicon Valley victory lap, GM Levon Aronian of Armenia was winning the first major tournament of 2014 and in the process making a strong statement that he might be Carlsen's most dangerous challenger in the candidates' cycle ahead.
First the U.S., now the world. With 2 1/2 points in the final three rounds, reigning U.S. national champion Gata Kamsky surged into a tie for first with English GM Michael Adams in the 39th annual World Open that wrapped up in Philadelphia last week. The New York GM then won a blitz playoff to snag bragging honors as the two former top-five grandmasters shared the $28,800 first prize.