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Levon Aronian vs Michael Adams
Bilbao Masters (2013), Bilbao ESP, rd 3, Oct-09
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense Blockade Line (D37)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  luzhin: 33...Rxc7! was a neat drawing combination: Adams at his defensive best.
Oct-10-13  csmath: I think that Mickey can be satisfied with the result but not with the game. He played too passive here most of the game and while nicely converted the middlegame into drawn ending I don't think he wants to play like this against Aronian the next time.

He himself was not very happy with the game which I believe is a good thing.

Nov-11-14  SirRuthless: A theoretically important result in the QGD Aronian line.
Nov-11-14  Ke2: Yes, this game must have been the source of Anand's preparation. A novelty on move 20?... Sigh...
Nov-11-14  MarkFinan: I see someone has beaten me to it. Yeah, right up until 20. Qe2 (great name for a move btw 🙋) it's the same game. To remember games what aren't even your own, 20 moves deep, is mind boggling to me!
Nov-11-14  Ke2: It's really not so mind boggling, this is from Bilbao last year, so of course both Carlsen and Anand were familiar with it. Plus this is a pretty forcing line from 11. Bxa6.
Nov-11-14  kamagong24: check out tomashevsky vs riazantsev russian superfinals 2008
Nov-11-14  MarkFinan: Ke2... You have to get to 11. Bxa6 first. I think that all these top top players are geniuses to remember what they do. I understand pattern recognition but that's a subconscious thing for us chess playing fans, it's built into these guys.
Nov-11-14  Ziryab: When asked at the beginning of the press conference about his win over Carlsen in the third game of the 2014 World Championship, Anand's first words were to reference this game.
Nov-11-14  Ziryab: The first reporter with a question at the press conference mentioned Tomashevsky vs A Riazantsev, 2008
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