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Levon Aronian vs Vladimir Kramnik
20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2011) (blindfold), Monaco MNC, rd 9, Mar-22
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  1-0



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  HeMateMe: Kramnik walked into a mating net.
Mar-22-11  Garech: <HeMateMe> - True, still - a powerful game from Aronian, he seems incredible at the moment - my money's on him being a very strong contender to play Anand next year.


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  HeMateMe: He would seem to be the early favorite.
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  wordfunph: quote of the game..

"The game remained interesting, but I played accurately and brought home the bacon, although I don't eat bacon."

- GM Levon Aronian

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  chancho: Definitely playing fantastic chess in this event.
Mar-23-11  luzhin: 9.Qxd5 is Aronian's attempted improvement on Topalov's choice of 9.Nxd5 against Kasparov back in 1997. Whatever the result of this game, I doubt we'll see 8.g4 again at the highest level.
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  Penguincw: Nice mating net. :)
Mar-24-11  notyetagm: Leko vs Aronian, 2009

<computer chess guy: 20. .. Ng4 was very clever - if the Knight is taken, then Bd5+ is deadly. Amazingly, Aronian is able to leave the Knight en prise for 8 moves.>

20 ... ?

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20 ... ♘e5-g4! <clearance: g7-d4>

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Aronian vs Kramnik, 2011

Just like 39 ♘g6-f4+! in this game, <LINE CLEARANCE> for a deadly check by a bishop.

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