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Levon Aronian vs Arkadij Naiditsch
GRENKE Chess Classic (2018), Karlsruhe GER, rd 2, Apr-01
King's Indian Defense: Kramer Variation (E70)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-01-18  Ulhumbrus: The computer evaluations suggest that in the final position White's advantage is overwhelming, more than winning. In the final position White threatens 36 Be6 attacking, pinning, and winning the N on d7 and the N cannot move because it is tied to the defence of the bishop on e5.
Apr-01-18  Toribio3: Consistency! I don't know what is happening to Levon Aronian. During the 2018 Candidates Matches, he was at the bottom. In this game, he looks like the roaring lion in the jungle!
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  Richard Taylor: He played more pragmatically here. In the Candidates he took risks which sometimes worked but he should have cut his losses and played a little more solidly. But he really wanted to win that last tournament. Here he can settle in and play more consistently. Perhaps he is going to be like Ivanchuk...
Apr-02-18  Everett: He is a roughly more stable Ivanchuk. Last tourney was sad because it was another consistent underperformance in the candidates...
Apr-02-18  morfishine: Lions do not live in "the jungle"
Apr-02-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 20

1. ± (0.99): 21...Nh6 22.Rg1 Qg6 23.Kf2 Rg8 24.Qc2 Rae8 25.Bd3 Be5 26.Ne2 Qg7 27.Kf1 Qg6 28.Ned4 Qg7 29.Be3 Qf7 30.Rxg8 Rxg8 31.Bg5 Re8 32.Kg2 Bxb5 33.Nxb5 Rg8 34.Qd2

2. ± (0.99): 21...Qg6 22.Rg1 Nh6 T

Apr-02-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 20 dpa

<1. = (0.16): 16...Bh6> 17.Bxh6 Nxh6 18.Kf2 Qe7 19.Bd3 Kg7 20.Bc2 Nf7 21.Ne2 Bxb5 22.cxb5 Nb8 23.Rhc1 Ra7 24.Kg1 Nd7 25.Bd3 Rc8 26.Kh2 Raa8 27.Qc3 Ra7 28.f4 axb4 29.axb4

2. + / = (0.49): 16...Nh6 17.bxa5 bxa5 18.Bf2 f5 19.Bd3 f4 20.Ne2 Qe7 21.Bc2 Nf7 22.0-0 Bf6 23.Qe1 Nc5 24.Nxc7 Rac8 25.Nb5 Nb7 26.Bd3 Nc5 27.Bxc5 Rxc5 28.Qxa5 Bxh4 29.Rab1 Bxb5 30.cxb5

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