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Ding Liren vs Levon Aronian
World Cup (2017), Tbilisi GEO, rd 7, Sep-24
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Sep-24-17  cormier: now .. 1) -3.86 (32 ply) 53...Nb3+ 54.Bxb3 Kxb3 55.Nd2+ Kb4 56.Ne4 Kc4 57.h3 Kd4 58.Nd2 Ke3 59.h4 a2 60.Nb3 Bc4 61.Na1 Kxf3 62.Kd2 Kg3 63.Ke3 Kxh4 64.Kf4 Be6 65.Nc2 Bf5 66.Na1 Kh5 67.Nb3 Be6 68.Na1 Bc4 69.Nc2 Bb3 70.Na1 Ba4 71.Ke3 Kxg5 72.Kd4 Kf4 73.Kc3 g5

2) -1.17 (32 ply) 53...Nxf3 54.Nf6 Nxg5 55.Nd5+ Kc5 56.Nf4 Kd4 57.Nxd3 Kxd3 58.Kb1 Kc3 59.Bd5 Nh3 60.Bf3 Kb4 61.Bg4 Nf2 62.Be6 g5 63.Kc2 Ne4 64.Bd5 Nd6 65.Kb1 Nb5 66.Bf7 Nc3+ 67.Kc2 Ne2 68.Kd3 Nf4+ 69.Kc2 Ng2 70.Kb1 Ne3 71.Ka2 Nd1 72.Kb1 Nf2 73.Kc2 Ng4

Sep-24-17
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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Ding goes down!>

Dingos down? I think a dingo ate your baby

Sep-24-17
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  tamar: Ding it. Ding it. You had to take a pawn and hang it. Hang it from the highest tree...
Sep-24-17
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  vonKrolock: After 55-Kd4 it seems that black is wining - if he can grab both white Pawns while keeping a3
Sep-24-17
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  PhilFeeley: <tamar> ...Woman won't you weep for me!
Sep-24-17  Pedro Fernandez: White idea to open operations on the kingside was quite risky.
Sep-24-17
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  tamar: "Aronian has spoiled everything" according to GM. Still a wonderful game.
Sep-24-17  Marmot PFL: The white knight seems just close enough to save the position.
Sep-24-17  Ulhumbrus: The changes in the computer evaluations on the official site suggest that 58...Nc5 instead of 58...Nc3 reduces Black's advantage although not enough to save White, 59...Ke5 instead of 59...Ne4 reduces such advantage as Black has by more than a half so that White may have drawing chances and 60...Bf5 instead of 60...Na6 once again reduces such advantage as Black has by a half so that Black may be no longer able to win if White can find the right defence.
Sep-24-17  Pedro Fernandez: Just the king can attack the knight, so draw.
Sep-24-17  cormier: -3.70 (28 ply) 56...Nxg5 57.Bb1 Bf5 58.Ng8 Nxh3 59.Ne7 Kc3 60.Nd5+ Kb3 61.Ne3 a2 62.Bxa2+ Kxa2 63.Kd2 Kb3 64.Nf1 Kc4 65.Ke3 Kd5 66.Kf3 Ng5+ 67.Kf4 Ne6+ 68.Kg3 g5 69.Ne3+ Ke4 70.Nc4 Nd4 71.Nd6+ Ke5 72.Nc4+ Kd5 73.Nb6+ Ke4 74.Na4
Sep-24-17
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  offramp: Wow. A draw. Ding stays up. Up stays Ding.
Sep-24-17  WorstPlayerEver: Amazing game. Real chess alike :)
Sep-24-17  cormier: a chino-russio game ... lol .....
Sep-24-17  Marmot PFL: Didn't watch too closely this ending as I thought it was an easy draw but Aronian made it a real battle.
Sep-24-17
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  tamar: Seems like the win vanished after 58...Nc5. The win after 58...Nc3 is not easy, but leads to positions where White has to sacrifice a piece for the g pawn, and win this kind of position.


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Sep-24-17
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  saffuna: <Ding goes down! Down goes Ding!>

But not for the count.

Sep-24-17
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  tamar: Liren went from dingleberry to dingaling.
Sep-24-17
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  bubuli55: Isku would say ... Tabladingding
Sep-24-17  znsprdx: it was a true pleasure to watch these guys actually PLAY chess rather than wimp out with a handshake draw...how many great games do we never see?
Sep-24-17  tea4twonty: 58...Nc3 59.Bf7 Ne2+ 60.Kd2 Ng1 61.Ne5 Be4 62.Nc4 a2 63.Na5 Nf3+ 64.Ke2 Bd5
Sep-24-17  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini

19...c4 20.d5 Qc7 21.dxe6 Rxd2 22.Qxd2 cxb3 23.Rb1 Nxa4 24.exf7+ Qxf7 25.Nd5 b2 26.Ng5 Qd7 27.Bh3 Qd6 28.Be6+ Kh8 29.Bf7 Qc6 30.Nxb4 axb4 31.Bd5 Qd6 32.Ne6 Rc8 33.Kg2 Bf7 34.Ng5 Bg6 35.h4 b5 36.Qd4 Rc1 37.e5 ⩱ (-0.52) Depth: 20/57 00:01:51 59622kN

Sep-24-17  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini

44...Nb5 45.Bg8 Ke5 46.Ba2 Bh5 47.g4 Be8 48.Bb1 h6 49.f4+ Kd6 50.Ba2 Bd7 51.h3 Bc6 52.g5 Bg2 53.gxh6 gxh6 54.h4 Bf3 55.Bc4 Bxe2 56.Bxe2 Nc3 57.Bh5 Nd5 ∓ (-0.85) Depth: 21

Sep-25-17  jphamlore: Ding Liren was brutally honest on himself in the post-game interview with ChessBase India. He did not prepare the main line 12. ♗xf6 and therefore had to improvise on the spot 12. e3. Aronian then sprang a novelty with his 13. .. ♘d7. After that, Ding Liren was on the defensive the rest of the game due to unfamiliarity with the resulting opening.

It's probably a lot better for Ding Liren and his coach to discover this gap in opening prep now versus having it happen during Candidates 2018.

Sep-25-17  SandyJames: Novel Levon.
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