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Vladimir Kramnik vs Levon Aronian
Kramnik vs Aronian Rapid (2012) (rapid), Zurich SUI, rd 1, Apr-24
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  0-1



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Apr-25-12  Whitehat1963: Do they really have so little time left?
Apr-25-12  boz: To my eyes White looks busted.
Apr-25-12  Whitehat1963: 26. Qd3 now?
Apr-25-12  talisman: <whitehat> ♘e5 only move.
Apr-25-12  Kinghunt: Where is <LTJ>?
Apr-25-12  fokers13: Even his most fervent supporter has abandoned him:P
Apr-25-12  talisman: over....queens come off and black is pawn up.
Apr-25-12  chesssalamander: Ba6 for Aronian?
Apr-25-12  talisman: looks like black will also win the exchange at f1.
Apr-25-12  fokers13: Not really since soon he'll have nothing left to attack with.

Plus e2 is a giant in it's own right.

Apr-25-12  acirce: 26.Ne5∞ was forced. This is just losing for White.
Apr-25-12  darshandatta: Don't think white can save this match.
Apr-25-12  Marmot PFL: Not many players are better at rapid than Aronian. Anand maybe, and a few that might be as good.
Apr-25-12  fokers13: Bc4-Be2
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  whiteshark: White's really bad here.
Apr-25-12  haydn20: 28...Rb1 then b4 looks good for Black--I don't see White surviving in any case.
Apr-25-12  talisman: black's bishops are putting an ass whuppin on them rooks.
Apr-25-12  talisman: black's queen goes to e2...time to resign...later ya'll enjoyed it.
Apr-25-12  Whitehat1963: I think Kramnik's finished in this one.
Apr-25-12  john2629: ahh i was hoping for 31...Bd5 and 32...Qxh3 but white had the spite check in c3
Apr-25-12  haydn20: I meant 28...Rb8-b4 of course.
Apr-25-12  Kinghunt: <Marmot PFL> I'm not sure even Anand can match Aronian in rapid anymore. I would say he and Carlsen are in a class of their own. In particular, Amber 2011 comes to mind, where Aronian was a whole point clear of Anand and the rest of the field, except for Carlsen, who was 2.5 points ahead of Aronian. Aronian, incidentally, was the only player who drew against Carlsen (though Ivanchuk managed to win). I would love to see a Carlsen-Aronian rapid match, if we are denied seeing them play a classical match.
Apr-25-12  talisman: ♖h1+...don't see that often
Apr-25-12  jhelix70: beautiful finish
Apr-25-12  john2629: and there is no available Kg3 to hope for some counter attack. gg from Aronian!
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