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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Levon Aronian
Russian Club Cup (2006), Sochi RUS, rd 2, Apr-21
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1-0



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Apr-28-06  Knight13: Three pieces for a queen... Who doubts that the three pieces are weaker!? Totally dominating.... Good play by Ivanchuk, beating the good ol' Linare thing champ! :)
Apr-28-06  SnoopDogg: Is it just me, or does Ivanchuk have Aronian's number?
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  technical draw: <SnoopDoqq> Check:
Apr-29-06  ahmadov: Ivanchuk has beaten Aronian seven times against three losses and three draws, according this database. I think this is one of his best games against world's one of the strongest players.
May-02-06  Dr. Funkenstein: I wonder how much Aronian was kicking himself for Rxf3 after the game. You donĀ“t see GMs get their pieces trapped that often. I wonder what his original plan was for extricating the piece or applying enough pressure to other targets that f2 would fall.
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  tamar: <wonder what his original plan was for extricating the piece or applying enough pressure to other targets that f2 would fall.>

Probably extreme time pressure, hoping for 33 Kg2 Qg6+ 34 Kxf3 Qh5+ when Black is better. But even here 34 Ng5 should win.

Feb-17-07  MarvinTsai: White played just like Karpov :)
Feb-22-07  argishti: aronian does not understand ivanchuk's play, he does poorly playing with him. sucks, but thats life!

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