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Viswanathan Anand vs Levon Aronian
20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2011) (blindfold), Monaco MNC, rd 8, Mar-20
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Mar-21-11  Ulhumbrus: The exchange 13 Bxe6 draws Black's Rook on to the square e6 from where the Rook defends the N on f6, and so frees Black's Queen from the task of gusrding the N on f6, so that in reply to Qb3 attacking the b7 pawn the black Queen can go to c8 to defend the b7 pawn.

This suggests 13 Qb3 at once, as the Black Queen is not yet free to go to c8 in reply

Three other alternative to 13 Bxe6 are 13 Bb3, 13 Ne3 and 13 Nf3-d2.

Mar-23-11
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  Penguincw: What a short draw.I would've expected more from these players.
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