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Magnus Carlsen vs Levon Aronian
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004) (rapid), Tripoli LBA, rd 1, Jun-20
Trompowsky Attack: Classical Defense. Big Center Variation (A45)  ·  0-1


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Dec-23-04  Whitehat1963: Another Trompowsky. Move 67 doesn't make sense for either color. What's going on there?
Dec-23-04  capablancakarpov: <Whitehat1963> A draw!
Dec-23-04  Whitehat1963: Great, thanks, didn't see it. (Obviously.)
May-12-07  Resignation Trap: Here's the position after Black's 73rd move:

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Carlsen's 74.Kf3? allows Black's King to penetrate. 74.Kg4 or 74.Kf4 still held the draw.

Position after 75.Rh5+:

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Aronian's 75...Ke6? allows White to restore a drawn position (75...Kg6! wins). Now, moving the White King to any square on the fourth rank (on move 76) should hold (if just barely), but after 76.Rh8? it was over, as Black's King makes a steady path to g1.

Jan-29-12  Blunderdome:
Jan-29-12  master of defence: How black can win after 83. Rxh2?
Jan-29-12  Shams: <master of defense> 83.Rxh2 Rxh2 84.Kxh2 Ke2 85.Kg3 Ke3 and the pawn is escorted home.
Feb-27-13  SaVVy66: what about move 67.. doesnt make sense aronian just left the rook..!?
Feb-27-13  pawn to QB4: see above - if Carlsen takes the rook, stalemate.
Mar-06-13  SaVVy66: yepp i see that now . pretty nice trick by carlsen
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  FSR: I had the wrong side of this ending twice: in an OTB tournament game, and in a correspondence game on Drew both of them - though my opponent missed a win in the OTB game.
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  perfidious: <FSR> Had this once, against Alexei Lugovoi in a Dos Hermanas online qualifier in 2001, but he held the draw.
Mar-30-16  vasparov19: he lost on time magnus
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