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Levon Aronian vs Fabiano Caruana
London Chess Classic (2018), London ENG, rd 2, Dec-17
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  1-0


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Dec-23-18  cormier: i - Houdini 4 Pro w32, Blitz 10m inc

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 25 dpa done

<1. = (0.11): 45...Bf6> 46.Nf3 Kc6 47.Nbd4+ Bxd4 48.Nxd4+ Kb6 49.Nb3 Kc6 50.Nc5 Re8 51.Kc1 Re7 52.Nb3 Rg7 53.Nd4+ Kb6 54.Kd2 Rg6 55.Nb3 Bd5 56.Nc5 Kc6 57.Kc2 Rg8 58.Kb2 Bc4 59.Nb3 Kd5 60.Nd4

2. + / - (0.97): 45...Rd7 46.Nd2 Bxb4 47.cxb4 Rxd4 48.Kc3 Rd7 49.Nxe4 fxe4 50.Rxe4 Kc7 51.Re5 Rg7 52.Re3 Kd6 53.Kd4 Rg8 54.Rc3 Rg6 55.Ke4 Kd7 56.Rd3+ Ke8 57.Rd5 Rxg3 58.Rxh5 Rg6 59.Rxb5 b6 60.f5 Rc6 61.Re5+ Kd7 62.Rb5

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  ChessHigherCat: Great game by Aronian. Completely dominated Caruana in the opening. So much for conventional wisdom about the 2 knights vs. 2 bishops. 46. Nc5! was a killer move. And who says the London has to be boring? (although I remember a master cello class with Janos Starker where some girl started playing Elgar very passionately and Starker yelled "No, no, no! Elgar! Rainy day in London!"
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