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Alexander Grischuk vs Levon Aronian
World Championship Candidates (2011), Kazan RUS, rd 1, May-06
Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  1/2-1/2



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May-06-11  kellmano: Still all square in the match. To draw so harmlessly with White may be disappointing for Gris, but now it is best of two and I reckon that'd suit him fine.
May-06-11  Caissanist: Does anyone know why Grischuk took the draw in the final position? It certainly seems to be worth playing out.
May-06-11  hedgeh0g: Looks almost dead equal after Rxd4. White probably shouldn't grab the pawn on b7 because the pawn on b2 will fall and Black will have an edge with a well-placed rook. Equal pawns, equal material and equal majorities means (roughly) equal position. I think both players were fairly happy with a draw after yesterday's ordeal.
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  Phony Benoni: <Caissanist>:

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Doesn't look like White has much after 22...Rxd4. If he plays Bxb7, Black plays ...Rb8 and will eventually win White's b-pawn.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: This can't be possible, but 6...c5 is not in the opening database. Did Aronian really come up with a TN on move 6?!

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