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Magnus Carlsen vs Levon Aronian
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), Tripoli LBA, rd 1, Jun-19
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jun-19-04  James D: Could black have won?
Jun-19-04  Phoenix: Good game by Magnus, hope he can keep it up next round!
Jun-19-04
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  ketchuplover: thanks everyone. enjoy the rest of the day :)
Jun-19-04
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  cu8sfan: Bye all! It's been fun, gotta go now.
Jun-19-04  azaris: Adams wrapped up his game 1-0
Jun-19-04  James D: Are they covering any more games today?
Jun-19-04
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Adams won his game; the only decisive game so far.

Jun-19-04  acirce: Still curious about 19.Kd2, will have to look more at that.
Jun-19-04  pawn52: Vey good game. I've got to go now, gotta catch some zz's. Have a good day everybody.
Jun-19-04  karnak64: I'd like to thank Mr. Keene for sharing his perspective on this board -- a genuine pleasure to hear from one of his insight and experience. It made me glad I got up and logged on this morning.
Jun-19-04  Franz the Stampede: draw then!
is it possible that topalov game is only at move 13?
Jun-19-04
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Jun-19-04
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  ray keene: blacks 27/bd2 was a brilliant way to keep one pair of rooks on the board after which black was ok
Jun-19-04  acirce: Both Rublevsky, Vallejo and Beliavsky only drew.
Jun-19-04  acirce: <is it possible that topalov game is only at move 13? > Yes, that game started later.
Jun-19-04  mack: What about 11. f3 then? What happens then?
Jun-19-04
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  Gypsy: <ray keene: blacks 27/bd2 was a brilliant way to keep one pair of rooks on the board after which black was ok> Thanks for pointing that out. (I was just pondering that very issue.)
Jun-19-04  crafty: 19. ♔d2 ♖d8 20. ♕xd3 ♖xd5 21. ♕xa6 ♗xa6 22. ♔e3   (eval 0.48; depth 13 ply; 750M nodes)
Jun-19-04  acirce: <ray keene> suggested 19. Kd2 Nxb2!? If crafty likes to use his brain maybe he could take a look at that. Maybe starting with 20.Qxa6 specifically since <Gabriella> gave a convincing line on 20.Kc2.
Jun-19-04  lek: Obviously, Black had the pressure from the opening and up to the very last moves. It was a very good job by Magnus to hold the fort, and I thought he had good chances to take the initiative. But Aronian cleverly managed to draw the game. Very exciting game and I think both players performed well. Aronian was extremely dangerous. Now it's difficult for Magnus to win. We'll see tomoroow.
Jun-20-04  hollowone: So now that Aronian's strategy is revealed, is there any explanation for the move 17 ... b6?!
Jun-20-04  PinkPanther: <hollowone>
Probably just trying to "dupe" Carlsen into taking that pawn on d5 so that his pieces could begin to get very active and start checking the white king.
Jun-21-04  acirce: This game made it up to place 6 on "most kibitzed pages" ChessGames.com Statistics Page
Aug-06-14  filip10: why black didn't take the pawn on 12 ... Nxg3 ?
Aug-06-14  MountainMatt: <filip10>: If 12...Nxg3, white plays 13. Qf2 and black loses the knight.
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