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Levon Aronian vs Magnus Carlsen
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), Tripoli LBA, rd 1, Jun-20
Caro-Kann Defense: Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Variation (B10)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jun-20-04  egap: hand shake any minute now ....
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  ketchuplover: Ne2 pushes his majesty to the corner-but then what?
Jun-20-04  acirce: Carlsen's opponent in next round if he wins, will also be decided in tiebreaks (Guseinov or Vescovi)
Jun-20-04  Reegan Milne: in the age of computer verse human chess it is always good to see double edged open postions. good game
Premium Chessgames Member It's official, the game is drawn. Many thanks to all who stopped by, and especially our special guest grandmaster Raymond Keene.

We'll be posting games from other boards as they finish here: FIDE World Championship (2004), as well as the exciting rapid/blitz tiebreakers for Aronian-Carlsen.

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  ray keene: writing as a fully paid up card carrying member of he cretaceous chess club i liked the old time limit where you cd actually lose on time. now you have to be pretty dim to overstep when you are constantly being given fresh time for your next moves. i used to like the idea that there was a yawning time chasm and you cd literally fall into it-the excitement when your opponent has stacks of moves to make and his time is running out is an incredible adrenalyn high-now the time limit is just there to ensure people dont dawdle for ever over thir moves.i liked my time limits red in tooth and claw-this element seems to have gone out of the game-it seems to me a little too safe in that respect-tho i do applaud the absence of a safety net in that adjourned games have now been abolished.these really were a pain and it was very nasty if-say-you adjourned aginst petrosian or karpov which i did a few times-and knew that the entire soviet team was ganging up on you overnight. by the way-many thanks for all of the very pleasant and positive comments. and finally you will doubtless all have realised that i gave this game up as a draw a long time ago!!
Jun-20-04  ConspTheory06: When are the Blitz tiebreakers going to be played?
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  cu8sfan: Thanks everybody for making this game so much fun! See you next time around.
Jun-20-04  MoonlitKnight: Well done holding as black by Magnus. He has proven once again that he competes at a 2650 level.
Jun-20-04  acirce: <Tie breaks 8.30 PM (GMT +2)> according to FIDE site... that is 6 hours after this game started
Jun-20-04  MoonlitKnight: The rapid games will be played at 20:30 CET, so you figure out yourselves. :)
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Jun-20-04  e4Newman: have a good day everyone
Jun-20-04  MoonlitKnight: Does anyone believe that Aronian deliberately drew the game so as to crush Magnus in the tie break?
Jun-20-04  Drstrangelove: Will the tie breaks be blitz or rapid?
Jun-20-04  acirce: 2 rapid games - if still no winner there are 2 blitz games - after that there is one sudden death game where White gets 6 minutes, Black 5 but it is enough to draw for Black.
Jun-20-04  EeEk: Tie break games are 25 10, starting at 20:30 CET. If still tied, two games of 5 10, then if still tied, one game with 6 minutes for white, 5 for black, and white must win.
Jun-20-04  crafty: 18. ♖xa7 f5 19. ♗b7 ♖d7 20. ♘xd4 ♗xd4 21. ♖a4 ♗e2 =   (eval -0.15; depth 14 ply; 750M nodes)
Jun-20-04  Hikkespett: It looks like Magnus has prepered himself well (even if he just started friday). This game follows the game Aronian vs Soppe from last year where black playd 11.-b6 and eventually lost. Everything in this game is well known stuff untill Magnus lashes out 12.-e5!, which in my oppinion is a great improvement on the old 12.-Rc8 (first played by Petrosian in 1982 ?). This game was desided in the Magnus/Agdedstein chess-kitchen!
Jun-20-04  dragon40: <moonlitknight Does anyone believe that Aronian deliberately drew the game so as to crush Magnus in the tie break?>

I would seriously doubt what purpose would it serve..None. Much better to beat him with the White pieces and avoid any possible upset or bad luck in the blirz portion of the tie-breaks. These 2 players have shown us they are great fighters and have come prepared, and now its a matter (unfortunately in my opinion) of letting the fast time controls determine the winner! May the best player win, regardless I will be happy as I like both these young, fresh faces!

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  tamar: After Aronian's ...b6!!? yesterday, I don't think anyone could accuse him of avoiding complications. Today though, he probably made a practical decision to head for a safe harbor with 13 dxe5, knowing that the FIDE time control punishes long thinks. I would have liked to see what Magnus had in store after 13 d5 or 13 Rb1.
Jun-20-04  apple head: Bxd7 Nxd4 Bxd4 rd1 1-0
Jun-20-04  acirce: That's why you do Nxf3+ before capturing on d7.
Jun-20-04  apple head: lol I see that, I went to sleep at 6:00AM PST so I am very tired
Mar-19-07  HOTDOG: Petrosian played against Nunn(Tilburg 1982) 12...Rc8(instead of 12...e5)and resigned at move 20
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