Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Levon Aronian vs Vladimir Kramnik
Shanghai Masters (Playoff) (2010) (blitz), Shanghai CHN, rd 2, Sep-08
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0


explore this opening
find similar games 88 more Aronian/Kramnik games
sac: 29.gxh5 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-15-10  kia0708: with King's Indian Attack to defeat Kramnik ?! Wow, that's quite impressive.
Nov-05-10  Kinghunt: It seems like 37...Ng5 would have been simply winning for Kramnik. But his move allowed 38. Nxf7! I just can't get over how good a tactician Aronian is. This game reminds me of Aronian vs Nakamura, 2010 and Aronian's beautiful exploitation of Nakamura's 41...Ng7? Aronian almost never misses a tactical combination, however deep.
Nov-05-10  Kinghunt: <kia0708: with King's Indian Attack to defeat Kramnik ?! Wow, that's quite impressive.>

This was a blitz playoff, and Aronian won on time. I believe the final position is actually dead lost for white.

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <58. Kh4!>

"A blunder. You might ask why there is an "!" instead of the usual "?" denoting a mistake. The reason is that if he were to play the 'correct' Kh2, it would lead to a three-fold repetition which would lose the playoff on the spot. Aronian needs to prolong it by any means possible."

<Qf4+ 59. Rg4 Qf2+> Black lost on time. 1-0

Source: CB Megabase

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: BLITZ. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
jjohnrss' KingsIndian attack
by jjohnrss
from Aronian's Games 4 Study by jakaiden
from 2010 Shanghai Masters' (playoff) by gauer
++++ TOURNAMENT (Nf3....Qe1) *****
from A A King's Indian Attack [White] by chess.master

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC