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Levon Aronian vs Vladimir Kramnik
Shanghai Masters (Playoff) (2010) (blitz), Shanghai CHN, rd 2, Sep-08
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Oct-15-10  kia0708: with King's Indian Attack to defeat Kramnik ?! Wow, that's quite impressive.
Nov-05-10  Kinghunt: It seems like 37...Ng5 would have been simply winning for Kramnik. But his move allowed 38. Nxf7! I just can't get over how good a tactician Aronian is. This game reminds me of Aronian vs Nakamura, 2010 and Aronian's beautiful exploitation of Nakamura's 41...Ng7? Aronian almost never misses a tactical combination, however deep.
Nov-05-10  Kinghunt: <kia0708: with King's Indian Attack to defeat Kramnik ?! Wow, that's quite impressive.>

This was a blitz playoff, and Aronian won on time. I believe the final position is actually dead lost for white.

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  whiteshark: <58. Kh4!>

"A blunder. You might ask why there is an "!" instead of the usual "?" denoting a mistake. The reason is that if he were to play the 'correct' Kh2, it would lead to a three-fold repetition which would lose the playoff on the spot. Aronian needs to prolong it by any means possible."

<Qf4+ 59. Rg4 Qf2+> Black lost on time. 1-0

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