|Jan-14-12|| ||elnanes23: i didn't like whites queen side strategy.
Trying to hold the B4 pawn was not wise.
When the pawn was lost, so was the game.
|Jan-14-12|| ||AuN1: 42. Nxc3 was asking to be played. i don't know why karjakin passed it up. he must have seens ghosts.|
|Jan-14-12|| ||Penguincw: 22...Bxf2 is an interesting way to gain a pawn. Unprotected pieces leads to tactics.|
|Jan-14-12|| ||Gilmoy: <AuN1: 42.Nxc3> Nxg2 43..Rh3 (or Rh4) looks matish. A sample line goes 43.Bc5 <flight square at f2> Nxe1! <still covers g2> 44.Bxb4 Rh3 <now Kf2 hangs Bb4 on the fork> 45.Kf1 Nd3 <White's B is still lost> 46.B<any>?? Bf3 is a <virtual Rook> across 2:|
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and unstoppable two-"Rook" 47..Rh1#. White can even queen if he wants!
Hence <42.Nc5> White's N must run <and> poke the Rd3 without delay. But Black saw that, too.
|Jan-14-12|| ||Marmot PFL: 42 Nxc3 Nxg2 43 Rd1 looks like white's only chance.|
|Jan-14-12|| ||Ezzy: |
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A hidden gem - <32 Bxh6!!> Probably leads to a complicated draw. 32.Bxh6!! gxh6 33.Rxd7 Nxd7 34.Ng5+ Kh8 35.Nxf7+ Kg8 36.Nxh6+ Kh7 37.Qf7+ Kxh6 38.Nf5+ Kg5 39.Qxd7 Rb8 40.h4+ Nxh4 41.Qd2+ Kf6 42.Nxh4 Rh8 43.Qf2+ Ke7 44.Kg1 Kd8 45.Ra4 Qc6 46.Rxc4 Qxc4 47.Qf6+ Kd7 48.Qg7+ Kc6 49.Qxh8 Qc1+ 50.Kh2 Qf4+ 51.Kg1 Kb7 52.Qg8 Rd3 53.Nf3 Qxe4 54.Qg7+ Ka6 55.Qxe5 Qxe5 56.Nxe5 Rb3 57.Kf2 Rxb2+ 58.Kf3 Rb5 59.Ke4 Kxa5 60.g4 Draw
|Jan-14-12|| ||wordfunph: "Of course, winning with black against a strong opponent is always a great pleasure. I think it was an interesting game although I had the feeling that all these complications although maybe not in my favour, give me good play. So I was quite happy he went for that. But the game was pretty complicated from the start. [The a-pawn was running but it wasn't really dangerous] It depends, he has to play really well, he has to keep his prospects but I think 24.Be3 was a mistake because after I took on a6 his bishop is misplaced, I felt it is important to play 24.Re3 and then after 24...Qa6 25.Bd2 because the bishop cannot protect the pawn anyway from c5 he runs into Nd7, I think my opponent underestimated the dangers for him."|
- GM Levon Aronian
|Jan-15-12|| ||Whitehat1963: What happens if 32...Nxh5?|
|Jan-15-12|| ||Morten: 33. Rxd7 no?|
|Jan-15-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: Aronian outplays ingeniously a strong grandmaster from the black side of a Ruy Lopez. A win worthy of Boris Spassky at his best.|
|Jan-16-12|| ||Whitehat1963: <Morten>, thanks. I've been blind for quite some time now.|
|Jan-16-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: 21...Qc7! prepares the sacrifice 22...Bxf2+! which draws White's King on to the square f2 after the recapture 23 Kxf2 and then to fork White's K on f2 and white's bishop on a6 by the check 23...Qa7+|
|Jan-16-12|| ||Pedro Fernandez: <elnanes23: i didn't like whites queen side strategy. Trying to hold the B4 pawn was not wise.
When the pawn was lost, so was the game.>
And I like your post as your claiming is totally correct! The action you have mentioned did determine the destiny of this game. It is so obvious that it is not necessary any additional comment.
|Jan-16-12|| ||soberknight: haha pascack|
|Feb-06-12|| ||Jedzz: <Gilmoy>, white is losing in that position, but mate is NOT "unstoppable", for 47. Ne2 does exactly that.|