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Levon Aronian vs Sergey Karjakin
GCT Croatia (2019), Zagreb CRO, rd 6, Jul-01
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  1-0

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Jul-02-19  Everett: A really nice long-term exchange sacrifice from Aronian here!
Jul-02-19  Fanques Fair: Great win by Aronian, as he is perfecting his recent switch to 1-e4. Maybe it is the case that his aggressive style may be even more effective in open games.
Jul-02-19  Ulhumbrus: The exchange sacrifice 27 Rxf6!! is worthy of Petrosian. The sequel offers another lesson in when to offer an exchange sacrifice and perhaps the art of evaluation as well.
Jul-02-19
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  fredthebear: Remember this exchange sacrifice?
Aronian vs Leko, 2009
Jul-03-19  sakredkow: 12. f4 is apparently a new move. Karjakin drew MVL in 2018 after 12. Be3 which is the usual move. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Karjakin, 2018
Jul-08-19  cormier: 0.53 4. d3 Ne7 5. d4 c6 6. Bd3 exd4 7. e5 Nfd5 8. Nxd4 d6 9. exd6 Qxd6 10. O-O g6 11. Re1 Bg7 12. c3 O-O 13. Nd2 h6 14. h3 Nf5 15. Nc4 Qc7 16. Nxf5 Bxf5 17. Bxf5 gxf5 18. Bd2

0.39 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. O-O d5 6. Nxe5 dxe4 7. d4 c5 8. c3 Bd6 9. Bg5 O-O 10. Nd2 cxd4 11. cxd4 h6 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. Nc6 Qd7 14. d5 f5 15. Rc1 Bb7 16. Nc4 f4 17. Nxd6 cxd6

0.35 4. O-O Nxe4

0.3 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. O-O O-O 6. Bxc6 bxc6 7. Nxe5 Re8 8. Nd3 Bxc3 9. dxc3 Nxe4 10. Re1 d6 11. f3 Nf6 12. Rxe8+ Qxe8 13. Bd2 c5 14. c4 Bf5 15. Qf1 Qd7 16. b3 Re8 17. Bc3 h5 18. Bxf6

Stockfish 10 30 sec, depth 23,

Jul-08-19  cormier: 0.55 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Bf1 Be7 7. Nxe5 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 b6 10. Bf4 Bf6 11. Re1 Nf5 12. c3 d5 13. Nd2 c5 14. Nf3 cxd4 15. cxd4 Be6 16. Bd3 Re8 17. h3 g6 18. Be5 Rc8 19. Bxf6 Qxf6 20. Qa4 Nd6 21. Qxa7

0.43 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5

Stockfish 10- 30 sec

Jul-08-19  cormier: 0.45 9. Rd1+ Ke8 10. Nc3 h6 11. h3 Be6 12. b3 Be7 13. Ne2 Rd8 14. Rxd8+ Kxd8 15. Nf4 c5 16. Nxe6+ fxe6 17. Be3 h5 18. c3 Nxe3 19. fxe3 Kc8 20. Rd1 b5 21. Kf2 b4 22. c4 Rd8 23. Rxd8+ Kxd8 24. Kg3 Kd7 25. Kf4

0.39 9. Nc3 Ke8 10. Rd1 h6 11. h3 Be6 12. b3 Be7 13. Ne2 Rd8 14. Rxd8+ Kxd8 15. Nf4 c5 16. Nxe6+ fxe6 17. Be3 h5 18. Rd1+ Kc8 19. c4 a6 20. Kf1 Nxe3+ 21. fxe3 g5 22. g4 hxg4 23. hxg4 Rh1+ 24. Ke2 Rxd1 25. Kxd1 Kd7

0.32 9. b3

Stockfish 10 30 sec

Jul-08-19  cormier: 0.39 12. Ne2 Be7 13. Be3 Ke8 14. Rfe1 g5 15. Rad1 h5 16. Kh2 g4 17. f4 gxf3 18. gxf3 a5 19. Rg1 Be6 20. a4 f6 21. Nd4 Bd7 22. f4 Kf7

0.33 12. Be3 Ke8 13. Ne2 Be7 14. Rad1 f6 15. Bf4 Kf7 16. exf6 Bxf6 17. b3 Re8 18. Ng3 Be5 19. Bxe5 Rxe5 20. Rd8 Re8 21. Rxe8 Kxe8 22. Rd1 Kf7 23. f4

0.29 12. Rd1+ Ke8 13. Ne2 Be7 14. Be3 f6 15. Bf4 Kf7 16. exf6 Bxf6 17. Nd4 Rd8 18. c3 Rd7 19. a4 a5 20. Nf3 Rxd1+ 21. Rxd1 Be6 22. Bxc7 Bb3 23. Rd2 h5 24. Kh2 Bxa4

-0.25 12. Nd1 Re8 13. f4 f6 14. Bd2 fxe5 15. fxe5 Rxe5 16. Bc3 Re7 17. Rf8+ Re8 18. Rf4 Be7 19. Nf2 Be6 20. Rd1+ Bd6 21. Ne4 Bd5 22. Nxd6 cxd6 23. Bxg7 Kc7 24. Kf2 Bxa2 25. b3

Stockfish 10 30 sec

Jul-08-19  cormier: 0.52 18... Bxc3 19. bxc3 b6 20. c4 c5 21. Rad1 h6 22. Rfe1 a5 23. Rd3 Ba4 24. Re2 Bc6 25. e6 fxe6 26. Rxe6 Rxe6 27. fxe6 Kb7 28. Re3 Re8 29. h4 Ba4 30. Re2 Bc6 31. Kf2 Rf8+ 32. Ke1 Rf3 33. Be5 g6

1.07 18... a5

1.07 18... h5 19. Ne4

1.13 18... Bc5+ 19. Kh2 Bd4 20. Rae1 b6 21. Nd1 Bc5 22. Re4 Kb7 23. Nc3 Rad8 24. Bh4 Be7 25. Bxe7 Rxe7 26. Kg3 c5 27. Rd1 Rde8 28. Kf4 Bc6 29. Nd5 Bxd5 30. Rxd5 Kc6 31. c4 Rd7 32. Rxd7 Kxd7 33. Re1 Rd8 34. Rd1+ Ke7 35. Rxd8 Kxd8 36. a3 Ke7 37. h4 h6 38. b3

Stockfish 10 30 sec

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