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Levon Aronian vs Sergey Karjakin
Corus (2007), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 11, Jan-26
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1-0


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Jan-26-07  Kangaroo: Elegant penetration of White pieces into Black camp. King surrounded and Queen captured!
Jan-26-07  Confuse: lolll i love aronians analysis. he sounds so youthful...

"ah i didnt feel like calculating here..."

"oh i calculated during the game.. i just dont remember"

=) ah to be young! wait hes 3 years older then me!


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: This looks like a positional masterpiece to me. After move 29, White has nothing except a possible Knight hop to e5, and Black's pieces are a little passively placed. This seems to have been enough. I don't know if ...e5 was best (or forced). Also, swapping a pair of Rooks drew the Knight away from the defense of f5 for just one move, but Aronian put that one move to very good use.
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  Ron: This game follows the Kramnik-Anand game played in this same tournament for 15 moves: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Bd2 Ra7 11. Rc1 Be4 12. Qb3 Nc6 13. e3 Qa8 14. Qd1 Nb8 15. Ba5
May-03-07  Resignation Trap: If you would like to see Aronian review this victory of his in a video (in English) go here for part one (9 minutes): and then go here for part two (8 minutes): .
May-04-07  kingsindian2006: thanks for the youtube links.. ive always wanted to find chess lectures on you tube... thats good stuff...
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