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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Levon Aronian
World Championship Candidates (2018), Berlin GER, rd 2, Mar-11
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  thegoodanarchist: I didn't know Mamedyarov was >2800 until just now looking at his rating.
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  morfishine: Not very enterprising play here for either side, but I guess thats normal for the early games
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  Marmot PFL: 10 g3 and Bh3 here looks original but not very promising.
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  HeMateMe: perhaps the Mamster needed a day off, after yesterday's high anxiety affair with Karjakin. Chess players can create 'a day off' in a tournament, but tennis players, skiers, bowlers--no one else can.
Mar-11-18  JimNorCal: Not very enterprising?
I thought Shakh played pretty aggressively to the extent that GM Aronian had to grab the repetition with both hands before things got out of control. Shakh is off to a strong start.
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  ChessHigherCat: White could either agree to a draw or sac his queen, which would be a little bit too enterprising.

That said, Shark wasn't playing up to snuff today, probably still semicomatose from yesterday. Wasn't 15. Rfc1 a case of the "wrong rook". And what was the point of Bh3 and then Bf1, and the unsuccessful queen invasion? It all seemed as desultory as Trump's foreign policy. Oh well, I'm sure the Shark will get back afloat tomorrow.

Mar-12-18  JimNorCal: The two players discuss the game
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  jith1207: <Chess players can create 'a day off' in a tournament, but tennis players, skiers, bowlers--no one else can.> I'm sure every one has a way to create a day off at work. Tennis players settle for appearing in tournament, then retire citing injury and get the $ for appearance. Chess players still need to play to draw, have to put all the mental and physical efforts, just like any other sports they can't pull off a great game every day. For every Federer, you could cite a Carlsen who would give it all no matter what.
Mar-12-18  ahmadov: It is sad that we could not see a decisive game here. Time for Shak to overcome Aronian in classical time control games as he does in rapid ones.
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  ChessHigherCat: <JimNorCal: The two players discuss the game>

Thanks for the link but that's got to be the worst analysis I've ever seen. It reminded me of some South American calculus teacher I had who got hired on the strength of her publications but couldn't speak English at all: "You jus doo dees n dees n dees n den dee deerivateef, so dat iz wut." The difference is that Shakh isn't supposed to know English as part of his job and that I didn't have to take a quiz afterwards!

Mar-12-18  JimNorCal: Sorry, CHCat, that link wasn't intended for you. Will try to be more clear in the future.
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