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Levon Aronian vs Amir Bagheri
"Amir Accident" (game of the day Feb-17-2009)
Fajr op 6th (1997), Tehran, Iran, rd 5
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  0-1


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Nov-04-07  Raginmund: nice
nice to know a vic by Bagheri against a top player.

He has an interesting style.
Go Bagheri!!!!

Feb-16-08  timhortons: a very good game by grandmaster bagheri
Feb-17-09  swarmoflocusts: White was dead lost even before Ka4, in case anyone is wondering. (There is no perpetual, and he has no way to prevent black from queening.) Even so, playing that move must have felt horrible.
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  al wazir: 42...Qxh5 looks like a simpler way to win.
Feb-17-09  Andrijadj: Tipical Aronian loss-overpressing and paying the price...
Feb-17-09  Samagonka: Such tactics in the end game make my head spin.
Feb-17-09  arnaud1959: When players are young it's difficult to guess what they will become. When this game was played Aronian was 15, Bagheri 19. Today, 12 years later only the big rating difference tells us who is stronger (2750 for Aronian against 2486 fo Bagheri = 264) as I didn't find any other game in the database.
Feb-17-09  Critical Blunder: Nice game by Bagheri
Feb-17-09  laskereshevsky: Another pun:...

the BAGHEERA's roar

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  kevin86: What an ending-OUCH!
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  Phony Benoni: Going through this game, I got the impression of a stronger player getting frustrated against a "Que sera, sera" style. Black was making moves which were necessary just to stave off immedate threats, without worrying about long term consequences. "Whatever will be, will be." Eventually, White went too far and Black took over.
Feb-17-09  Marmot PFL: It doesn't say what their ratings were when the game was played but of course age 15 compared to 19 is a big difference. If I had started playing seriously at 15 instead of 19 who knows how good I might have been :)
Feb-17-09  WhiteRook48: was winning the queen an accident? I don't think so.
Feb-17-09  KERESOV: Give credit to GM Bagheri for his waiting tactics for he has no obvious long term strategy at hand but just plain equalizing moves ... His more talented opponent does all the work until he run out of steam when there's no more initative available ... not a bad game but it's also filled with some interesting moments particularly the queenside castling of both players showing a remarkable killer instinct, blow him off the board attitude of Aronian and a high sense of danger quality of the Iranian champion.
Feb-17-09  RandomVisitor: After the improvement 30.Ra3! White is threatening Qa4.

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[+1.47] d=17 30...b5 31.Ne3 Bb6 32.Nxd5 Nxd5 33.Rb3 Nc7 34.Nf3 Bxd4 35.Nxd4

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