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Levon Aronian vs Vladimir Kramnik
Tal Memorial (2011), Moscow RUS, rd 2, Nov-17
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense (D40)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Nov-17-11  Ulhumbrus: 31...Bxh3?? throws a bishop away. After 32 Re4 Qd6 33 gxh3 ( even better than 32 gxh3) White's KB can come to g2 to defend the King
Nov-17-11  supertimchan: <Ulhumbrus> What are you talking about. Think before posting! Bg2 in your line would lead to Qxc3 losing the white queen.
Nov-17-11  Sularus: <ulhumbrus><supertimchan>

indeed, black's 33. ... Qg3+ can get him a perpetual, win the queen, or get a mate, IIANM.

Nov-17-11  gunjan8390: i think in endgame ..g4 seems to be the mistake if krmanik would able to march his to a pawn and push will be hard for white to defend..
Nov-19-11  Ulhumbrus: <supertimchan: <Ulhumbrus> What are you talking about. Think before posting! Bg2 in your line would lead to Qxc3 losing the white queen.>

<Sularus: <ulhumbrus><supertimchan> indeed, black's 33. ... Qg3+ can get him a perpetual, win the queen, or get a mate, IIANM.>

I stand corrected. 31...Nxh3 does not throw a the bishop away. For after 32 Re4 Qd6 33 gxh3 Qg3+ 34 Bg2 Qxc3 takes White's Queen.

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  Penguincw: Great play by both players.
Jan-06-12  Petrosianic: You're sure of that? How do I know you're not guessing?
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  Penguincw: Well the endgame wasn't exciting but the middlegame was. They didn't repeat the position just to get the draw in like 20 moves. They played on. Kramnik was down the exchange and I wanted to see if he could hold the draw. As it turned out, he could.
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