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Viswanathan Anand vs Levon Aronian
Norway Chess (2013), Sandnes NOR, rd 1, May-08
Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Variation (C78)  ·  1/2-1/2

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May-08-13
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  RookFile: Don't remember seeing 7. c4 before. It looks unusual.
May-09-13
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  shivasuri4: 9...Nd4 may have been the novelty, although the resulting position didn't afford much play. <RookFile>, there are only 18 games in this database with 7.c4, so yes, it's quite rare. 7.c3 is easily the most common choice.

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