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Levon Aronian vs Viswanathan Anand
Calvia Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 5, Oct-19
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Variation (E46)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-04-06  saad: why ????draw
Jan-04-06  saad: why can someone tell me why it is draw
Jan-04-06  me to play: Well, the material is almost even, the pawns are on the same side of the board, and I can't see any obvious way for either side to make progress. Time may have been a factor too.
Jan-04-06  alicefujimori: <saad>It's a draw because the players agreed to a draw. I don't think time is a matter in this game because they were already in move 39 (1 move to the time control).
Jan-04-06  hitman84: <saad><alicefujimori>its a draw coz white cannot move his N nor his K or his B.if white K moves Rf1 Nf1 Rf1 is equal.
Jan-04-06  notsodeepthought: I suppose white could avoid <hitman84>'s line through the Ra4-a2-f2 sequence - but the resulting position would be basically equal anyway.
Jan-04-06  hitman84: <notsodeepthought>ya i guess equal N,B v\s R
Jan-04-06  bob000: Not enough pawns for white to push for a win.
Jan-04-06  YouRang: <saad> Why don't you explain why you think this should NOT be a draw? Do you believe there is a way for one side to win?
Jan-05-06  petrovalovski: Neither side can make any progress. There you have it.
Apr-18-08  positionalgenius: Interesting game but its easily drawn for two players of this caliber.
Jun-03-15  Candy Man: IM John Watson cites this game in his Nimzo Indian chapter in "A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White", fwiw.
Jul-18-19  Chesgambit: draw position

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