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Viswanathan Anand vs Levon Aronian
Botvinnik Memorial Rapid (2011) (rapid), Moscow RUS, rd 5, Sep-03
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1-0



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Sep-03-11  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 33...Bf4, 33...Bh2 pins the g2 pawn
Sep-03-11  Everett: True <Ulhumbrus> but I'm not sure if there is a breakthrough, and after 34.Qd2 Anand has some nice pawns to work with on the q-side.
Sep-03-11  coolchess1: Nice victory for Anand. Well played by him to defend the dangerous looking position at the end.

As stated by Kramnik in one of his latest interviews, Anand is amazing with his play with knights. In this case, the knight on e3 provided great defence from Aronian's seemingly violent attack.

Sep-04-11  sevenseaman: Look at the sequence of moves that culminates in <37. Nf5>! Its pleasing to see how Anand maneuvers to obtain control of the 'g' file. It proves decisive.
Sep-04-11  anandrulez: This is the interview
Sep-04-11  PYCJacobson: Wasn't 27...Bc5 the logical continuation? Threatening Bxe3 which white was relying on protect g2. Which is why Anand played b4 the next move, no?
Sep-05-11  pericles of athens: <pycjacobson> i thought the same thing. however, here's what fritz thinks - heavily in anand's favor:

27...Rd8 +2.37
27...Bc5 +2.51

it looks like the game is pretty much over already at this point.

Sep-05-11  hellopolgar: retreating the bishop with 33. ... Be6 leaves the position roughly equal according to my engine.
Sep-05-11  PYCJacobson: <pericles of athens> OK I see it: 28. Bd5 (followed by Be4 if necessary) secures g2
Sep-05-11  positionalgenius: I had no idea aronian had a crushing lead of +5-1 over anand in classical games.

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