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Boris Gelfand vs Levon Aronian
Tata Steel Group A (2012), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 12, Jan-28
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  0-1


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  watwinc: I mean 47 ... Qg5, of course
Jan-28-12  MindCtrol9: I think White is big problems
Jan-28-12  LIFE Master AJ: Its 11:48 AM here in Pensacola. Gotta run, today is my big day to teach chess just about all day. (Bye.)
Jan-28-12  MindCtrol9: lack is lost if I'm not blind,yet.
Jan-28-12  ajile: Mate in 14 moves.
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  chancho: Gelfand is road kill at this point..
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  whiteshark: And now this is curtains, the game will end with victory for Aronian, with which he secures a full point lead a round before the end.
Jan-28-12  capanegra: <<capanegra> 44...Bxg4 45. Rxf7 Rxf7 46. Qxc6 Bxe2 47. Rf2 and Black has some problems around his K.> 47…Bc4 and Black has an entire piece to the good, not to mention White’s own King exposure. It should be more than enough to win.
Jan-28-12  Knight13: Are there any chess masters who are also expert martial artists?
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  chancho: Looks like it's resignation time in 5... 4... 3.. 2...
Jan-28-12  waustad: Tomorrow will be a very short draw.
Jan-28-12  ajile: Sad way to go for White. Had the draw late in the game.
Jan-28-12  waustad: Round 13 - Sunday the 29th
Kamsky, G. - Topalov, V.
Van Wely, L. - Carlsen, M.
Gashimov, V. - Nakamura, H.
Ivanchuk, V. - Karjakin, S.
Aronian, L. - Radjabov, T.
Caruana, F. - Gelfand, B.
Giri, A. - Navara, D.

I don't know if I 'll be getting up as 6:00 EST to see that.

Jan-28-12  Ulhumbrus: If the advance 42 f5 and 43 f6 is the losing mistake, Gelfand may have seen too late something which gave Black the upper hand instead of White.
Jan-28-12  MindCtrol9: In my opinion the move by White <35. Ra7> was what Aronian was looking for like a trap.
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  Penguincw: Amazing! Aronian beat Gelfand! Now, just a draw with white against Radjabov will clinch solo first.
Jan-28-12  roninmb: @ An Englishman
You just gave up your identity.
Being an Englishman and having a god sense of humor there is no doubt - You must be John Cleese or Rowan Atkinson !
Jan-28-12  LIFE Master AJ: A relatively lame game by Gelfand ... must be saving all of his good stuff for Anand. (At least, I hope this is the case. If he plays this poorly vs. Anand, it will be a lop-sided result!)
Jan-29-12  Snehalshekatkar: I didn't understand Gelfand's 37th move. Please clarify..
Jan-29-12  Snehalshekatkar: Sorry.. I meant 36th move!! Why didn't he eat the bishop on d7??
Jan-29-12  galdur: <Snehalshekatkar>

He probably didn´t like this position

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after 36.Qxd7 R8f7 37.Qxf7 Rxf7 38.Rxf7 Qh5.

Then 39.Rxg7+ followed by Nd4 and white should be solid enough for a draw.

Jan-29-12  Snehalshekatkar: <galdur>
I am not getting you.The position you showed looks great for white and for me its material win for white! Why will he play Rxg7?? Please clarify this..I am not getting this at all..
Jan-29-12  zealouspawn: knight13-- Josh Waitzkin is a chess master and an acclaimed martial artist
Jan-29-12  galdur: <Snehalshekatkar> You do realize that in the diagram position two white pieces are en prise, right? If white saves the rook, black has an easy win after Qxe2 and Qxe3. By giving up the rook for the g-pawn and planting the surviving knight in a dominating position on d4, white should draw.
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