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David Baramidze vs Levon Aronian
GRENKE Chess Classic (2015), Baden-Baden GER, rd 2, Feb-03
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Feb-03-15  notyetagm: D Baramidze vs Aronian, 2015

Damn, Aronian could not even beat a 2594 today.

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  Penguincw: Not the only time Aronian couldn't beat someone around 200 rating points lower than him:

Aronian vs S Agdestein, 2014 (2815 vs. 2628).

Feb-03-15  Marmot PFL: How often does Aronian beat anyone with black anymore?
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  WannaBe: <Marmot PFL> Classical games? As black? 2014 Tata, over a year ago.
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  gezafan: I don't see why white can't play 6.Nxe5 or 7.Nxe5. It seems to me black doesn't get enough compensation but since so many strong players play it I guess black does.

Perhaps a strong player can enlighten me as to what black's compensation is other than the two bishops.

Feb-03-15  Zkid: <gezafan> Black can respond with ...Qd4.
Feb-03-15  notyetagm: <WannaBe: <Marmot PFL> Classical games? As black? 2014 Tata, over a year ago.>

Aronian has not won a black game in over a year?


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  gezafan: <Zkid: <gezafan> Black can respond with ...Qd4.>

Dang, so obvious. I was trying to find esoteric positional compensation, lol.

Thanks for the response.

Feb-05-15  Severin: I think it was during last year's Olympiad actually. So not quite a year. Of course, his opponent in that game was even lower rated than Baramidze.
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  Richard Taylor: It doesn't matter. This was a good game. White played well to get a draw.

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