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Levon Aronian vs Sergey Karjakin
Grand Slam Chess Final (2012), Sao Paulo BRA, rd 1, Sep-24
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  1-0
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Sep-24-12  francis2012: Aron starts the Bilbao with a win.
Sep-24-12  fisayo123: What an incredible game from Levon. He already had it won by move 25. His opening prep is unmatched and he is clear favorite to win in the candidates.
Sep-24-12
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  Marmot PFL: I like the way black played it though, just letting Ra8 go for the B. Unfortunately he was already low on time and made several bad moves after that.
Sep-24-12
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  mrbasso: The shot 23...Nd3 draws immediately.
Sep-24-12  Blunderdome: 23...Nd3 24. Rxd3 Qxc4 25. Rd8 Ba6 26. h4 Qf1+ 27. Kh2 Qf2+ etc. is the engine line.
Sep-24-12  cionics: Man, Aronian is on fire! This is going to be a fun tournament.
Sep-25-12  fischer2009: I just cant believe how much LEVON has changed from the "diabolically talented lazy guy" to the player with the best opening preparation right now,from the "swindler" to the classic.The rate at which this guy is improving and the display of near brilliant chess which just goes on,He is definitely going above the rest of the world sooner or later.
Sep-25-12  AuN1: <fischer2009: I just cant believe how much LEVON has changed from the "diabolically talented lazy guy" to the player with the best opening preparation right now,from the "swindler" to the classic.The rate at which this guy is improving and the display of near brilliant chess which just goes on,He is definitely going above the rest of the world sooner or later.>

Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012

Sep-25-12
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  bondll: All:

It's obvious that the game is won either way, but isn't 30. Rxf8 quicker?

Bondll

Sep-25-12  Blunderdome: 30. Rxf8? Qxf3 =
Sep-29-12  vergilam: what happens if 16 PxB?
Sep-30-12
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  Honza Cervenka: <vergilam: what happens if 16 PxB?>

16...gxh6 is no good for simple 17.Qxd7.

Oct-18-12
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  Ulhumbrus: < Blunderdome: 23...Nd3 24. Rxd3 Qxc4 25. Rd8 Ba6 26. h4 Qf1+ 27. Kh2 Qf2+ etc. is the engine line. > In this sequence suppose that instead of 26 h4 White plays 26 Qh3 to cover the f1 square. Then on 26...Qxc3 27 Bd2 creates the potential threat of Bb4. What does the engine have to say then?
Oct-18-12
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  Eyal: <In this sequence [23...Nd3 24. Rxd3 Qxc4 25. Rd8 Ba6 26. h4 Qf1+ 27. Kh2 Qf2+ etc.] suppose that instead of 26 h4 White plays 26 Qh3 to cover the f1 square. Then on 26...Qxc3 27 Bd2 creates the potential threat of Bb4. What does the engine have to say then?>

Black has a clear advantage after 27...Qxe5 - 28.Bb4 is met by 28...Qa1+ 29.Kf2 Qxa2+ and now White has to put either bishop or rook on d2, since he loses immediately after 30.Kg1 Qb1+ & Qxb4. In case of 26.h4, on the other hand, this maneuver isn't good for Black - 26...Qxc3 27.Bd2 Qxe5 28.Qg5! threatening both Qe7 and Bb4, with the e3 square defended against checks and h2 as a safe escape square for the white king in case of 28...Qa1+.

Oct-19-12
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  Ulhumbrus: <Eyal: <In this sequence [23...Nd3 24. Rxd3 Qxc4 25. Rd8 Ba6 26. h4 Qf1+ 27. Kh2 Qf2+ etc.] suppose that instead of 26 h4 White plays 26 Qh3 to cover the f1 square. Then on 26...Qxc3 27 Bd2 creates the potential threat of Bb4. What does the engine have to say then?> Black has a clear advantage after 27...Qxe5 - 28.Bb4 is met by 28...Qa1+ 29.Kf2 Qxa2+ and now White has to put either bishop or rook on d2, since he loses immediately after 30.Kg1 Qb1+ & Qxb4. In case of 26.h4, on the other hand, this maneuver isn't good for Black - 26...Qxc3 27.Bd2 Qxe5 28.Qg5! threatening both Qe7 and Bb4, with the e3 square defended against checks and h2 as a safe escape square for the white king in case of 28...Qa1+.> Thx.
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