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Mikhail Markov vs Levon Aronian
World Cup (2013), Tromso NOR, rd 1, Aug-12
Semi-Slav Defense: Normal Variation (D45)  ·  0-1



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Aug-12-13  superstoned: After 30.Nxa3, Black can play Rc8-c3 vanquishing the stale-mated knight.
Aug-12-13  Doniez: Not possible! The square c3 is occupied by the black c pawn!
Aug-12-13  Doniez: By the way, another consistent victory by GM Lev Aronian, the second in a row
Aug-12-13  SamAtoms1980: <Doniez> I'm sure he meant after 30....c2 (which is needed in order to "stalemate" or trap the knight in the first place).
Aug-12-13  notyetagm: M Markov vs Aronian, 2013

<<Doniez> I'm sure he meant after 30....c2 (which is needed in order to "stalemate" or trap the knight in the first place).>

Yes, that is exactly why Markov resigned.

Black simply plays ... c3-c2 <TRAP PIECES BY TAKING AWAY THEIR FLIGHT SQUARES> and then ... ♖c8-c3 and the <TRAPPED> White a3-knight goes back into the box.

<HOUDINI 3> gives this simple winning plan as its main line:

<Computerkibitz: Houdini 3 Pro x64 Depth: 18 with 302.605 kN in 142s

<<<-3.68 30.Nxa3 c2 31.Ke1 Rc3 32.Nxc2 Rxc2 33.Rxc2 Bxc2 34.Kd2 Bb3 35.Kc3 a4 36.Kb4 Kf7 37.e4 Ke7 38.h4 Kd7 39.f3 Kd6>>>

-17.24 30.Ra1 Bxc2 31.Ke2 Bd1+ 32.Ke1 c2 33.f3 c1=Q 34.Rxc1 Rxc1 35.Kd2 Kf7 36.e4 a4 37.f4 Bb3 38.Ke3 Rc2 39.Kd3 Rxg2

-17.81 30.Ke2 Bxc1 31.Ne1 c2 32.h4 Ba3 33.Nxc2 Bxc2 34.e4 Bxe4 35.g3 Kf7 36.f3 Bc6>

Aug-12-13  notyetagm: M Markov vs Aronian, 2013

Game Collection: TRAP PIECES BY TAKING AWAY THEIR FLIGHT SQUARES 30 ... c3-c2 takes away b1-,c2-flights of trapped White a3-knight

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