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Pavel Eljanov vs Levon Aronian
Tata Steel Masters (2017), Rotterdam NED, rd 5, Jan-19
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Neo Catalan Declined (A14)  ·  0-1



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Jan-19-17  sorin4: Rd2 and maybe Nxg3?
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Naturally, I'm examining 32...Nxg3, but it looks a little *too* speculative. What about 32...Rd2 first? What sayeth the silicon monsters?
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  beenthere240: So also has an interesting game going.
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  SteinitzLives: Black has lots of good moves to choose from, depending on his level of ambition: Rd2, Rd5, Nd4 and of course Qxh5.
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  SteinitzLives: Yes, So's game looks interesting with 4 of his pieces all on the d file.
Jan-19-17  sorin4: looks like Harry escaped of the trouble after 20. Nxd5 Bg4
Jan-19-17  not not: but what's the winning plan? I cannot find one, where is the win?
Jan-19-17  sorin4: the winning plan for Eljanov ?
pushing the queenpawns, but this is not so easy, of course
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  Mateo: Aronian completely outplayed Eljanov in the middlme game. He slowly improved his position. Meanwhile, Eljanov seemed to play without a plan.
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Black spent two tempi to regain the pawn and then relocate the Queen to g5 after White took advantage of the opportunity to bring his Queen back to f3. Now White has enough defenders of both the d1 square and the g3 pawn. Did Black lose his initiative?
Jan-19-17  Absentee: <sorin4: the winning plan for Eljanov ? pushing the queenpawns, but this is not so easy, of course>

It's a plan, all right. I'm not sure it's winning, though.

Jan-19-17  cormier: he sure waited a long time to show the use of the Ra1.......
Jan-19-17  sorin4: so vs harry looks interesting
I asume both have time trouble 12 moves till 40

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  Mateo: 37.Rc1? is a blunder losing the exchange after 37...Nd4 with the threat ...Ne2.
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  plang: Aronian won
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  benveniste: Game over. Oops.
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  beenthere240: So in first place!
Jan-19-17  Marmot PFL: So looks like a technical win. Think he will have 1st place after today.
Jan-19-17  sorin4: So remained with 2 pieces vs one this is easy win. Aronians plan was Nd4 :-)
Jan-19-17  cormier: yep, 35.Rg4 maybe
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: That happened quickly. CG, and chance we might see the So game?
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  chancho: Eljanov ran into Aronian, and that's like running into a speeding van.

It was nice while it lasted.

Jan-19-17  Pedro Fernandez: My feelings in this game always were in favor of Aronian, and that is why I did bet at the Bookie the pick three: Black-White-draw. So now I just need Rapport makes the draw (not so easy but I have some chance). This pick three pays a fortune! Hopefully I'm lucky.
Jan-19-17  ajile: This is called a family fork correct? Except there is no mama queen.


Jan-21-17  talwnbe4: after 37. Rc4 Rdd2 38. Rc3 Rxb4 39. Rd3 Rxd3 40. Nxd3 Rb5 Eljanov's position isn't good 1.2
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