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Francisco Vallejo Pons vs Levon Aronian
Grand Slam Chess Final (2012), Sao Paulo BRA, rd 8, Oct-11
Modern Defense: King Pawn Fianchetto (B06)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Oct-11-12
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  marmurch: Are there winning chances for Black? Or am I right to thinkt of 1/2?
Oct-11-12  Marmot PFL: Where did all the pieces go? At one time white had a dangerous attack.
Oct-11-12  Marmot PFL: Without the knights winning for white but that will not occur.
Oct-11-12  theodor: I think black has a winning chance
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  Peligroso Patzer: <marmurch: Are there winning chances for Black? Or am I right to thinkt of 1/2?>

Looks pretty drawish; if anyone is better after <40. ... Ne5>, it seems like White since he can regain his pawn deficit and emerge with outside pawn majority (almost as important in Knight endings as in pawn endings).

Oct-11-12  theodor: I think ...b4 was better
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  Peligroso Patzer: <theodor: I think ...b4 was better>

At which move?

Oct-11-12  theodor: ...41
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  chessgames.com: Thanks to everybody for participating in today's live broadcast. Don't miss the exciting final round--tomorrow we'll start off covering the top board Carlsen-Anand at 11:00am USA/Eastern. Hope to see you then!
Oct-11-12  theodor: never minde
Oct-11-12
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  marmurch: Round over. Wondering about Anand. Mustn't a WC try to achieve more thant one draw after the other?
Oct-11-12  theodor: <<marmurch>: Round over. Wondering about Anand. Mustn't a WC try to achieve more thant one draw after the other?>> do you remember the suspended match Kasparov - Karpov?
Oct-11-12  Bischof: Anand plays as a match player. its as if He doesn't exert Himself no more than he has too. Also He wins when He really desires. Personally I have no problem with this type of play. He reminds me of Tigran Petrosian when He played in tournaments.
Oct-12-12  Hesam7: Poor Vallejo here is one of the wins he missed <30 Bg5> which forces <30...Kh8 31 Bd8 Qd8 32 Bd3!>


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Here whatever Black does White wins the b5-pawn (32...Qb6 is met by 33 Qb4), after which Black has four weak pawns (a4-d4-d6-g6) versus White's five.

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