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Levon Aronian vs Peter Svidler
Dortmund Sparkassen (2006), Dortmund GER, rd 6, Aug-05
Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80)  ·  0-1



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Aug-05-06  hitman84: Thanks <> for the live games.

A classy game by Svidler!

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  Gypsy: Very smooth play from Svidler. Aronian seems a bit out of form in this tournament.
Aug-05-06  Marmot PFL: So I guees it's Svidler and Leko tied for first with Adams and Kramnik just behind.
Aug-05-06  doremi: Naiditsch is now ahead of Aronian, unbelievable
Aug-05-06  percyblakeney: <So I guees it's Svidler and Leko tied for first with Adams and Kramnik just behind>

And it's Svidler-Adams and Kramnik-Leko in the last round.

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  suenteus po 147: <> Thanks for broadcasting both games today! I can't wait for Kramnik-Leko tomorrow!
Aug-05-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Tomorrow Kramnik vs. Leko! <acirce> must be jumping with joy. :)
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  chancho: <Gypsy> Hey you're really showing some dance moves up there.
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  Gypsy: I aim to please.
Aug-05-06  Marmot PFL: Kramnik leads leko 9 to 7 with 54(!) draws.
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  suenteus po 147: It would be interesting to go back through the history of live games (starting with Leko-Kramnik 2004) and see just who the rook has danced for the most.
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  suenteus po 147: Also, it seems Svidler made some improvements over this game: Aronian vs Svidler, 2006
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  Gypsy: <Marmot PFL: Kramnik leads leko 9 to 7 with 54(!) draws.>

Overall record: Jose Raul Capablanca beat Alexander Alekhine 9 to 7, with 31 draws. (Based on games present in our database; may not be complete.)

Overall record: Garry Kasparov beat Anatoli Karpov 29 to 23, with 138 draws. (Based on games present in our database; may not be complete.)

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  Honza Cervenka: And Vasily Smyslov beat Mikhail Tal 5 to 3, with 21 draws.:-)
Aug-05-06  hitman84: <Also, it seems Svidler made some improvements over this game: Aronian vs Svidler, 2006>

<suenteus po 147>Yes indeed this time he got his light B out early instead of the passive e6 also avoided the Q exchange,Svidler played Be6.

This is what I like about Svidler he is never disheartened by a loss and always comes up with improvements especially in the Grunfeld!

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  Gypsy: <Honza Cervenka> Cool, did not know that. Here is another one:

Overall record: Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian beat Mikhail Tal 6 to 5, with 39 draws.

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  Gypsy: <...and always comes up with improvements especially in the Grunfeld!> This is something of a signature of Gruenfed -- It seems about refuted all the time and on its last legs, but there for ever pop up improvements that somehow keep it going.
Aug-05-06  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 20 exd4, 20 cxd4 keeps White's pawn structure solid with some advantage in development after 20...exd4 21 Nxd4
Aug-05-06  chess man: I can't wait to analyze this game, which will be when I have more time.
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  Peligroso Patzer: I just noticed that not only are both of Svidler's wins in this tournament with the Black pieces, both were Gruenfelds (and not only that, 4. Bg5 Gruenfelds). Quite a recovery for this opening with which he suffered at one of the tournaments earlier this year (Linares, I think).
Aug-05-06  Knight13: This doesn't remind me of Aronian killing everybody in the tournament back then.
Aug-05-06  cuendillar: He probably doesn't want to reveal too much of his preparation before the Candidate matches, especially not against opponents he might have to play there.

Still, that's no explanation in itself since opening analyses can never be able to overshadow playing skill. More likely he's just in worse form compared to his opponents, or something else that changes over time. These super-GMs are rather equal strenngthwise after all.

Aug-05-06  samikd: Grunfeld is making an exit from top lvele chess. Grunfeld is unsound. Svidler should give up the Grunfeld. Svidler loses because of the Grunfeld.....and so on and so forth.

Where are the people who were saying these ?

Aug-05-06  euripides: I seem to remember that Aronian beat Svidler with 4 Bg5 at Linares. I doubt that 4 Bg5 is the refutation of the Gruenfeld, if one exists.
Aug-05-06  Phoenix: <Where are the people who were saying these ? >

Gone, along with the KID nay-sayers (Radjabov).

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