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Levon Aronian vs Alexander Grischuk
Tal Memorial (2006), Moscow RUS, rd 8, Nov-15
Queen's Indian Defense: Anti-Queen's Indian System (E17)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Nov-15-06  sandmanbrig: You would think Aronian wouldn't have settled for a draw when he needed a win in order to take the lead.
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  suenteus po 147: <sandmanbrig> Aronian's "will to win" is not what some people think it is. He sounded and looked kind of embarrassed when he defeated Leko to win Linares this year. It was a rather odd confluence of Radjabov and Topalov not performing as expected at the end, and then Leko crumbling in the last round game. I think Aronian is perfectly satisfied to share first or even second here.
Nov-15-06  slomarko: great chess i was scared they would only play 10 moves but they played 16!
Nov-16-06  Maatalkko: <suenteus po 147> That saddens me. Aronian's success shouldn't embarrass him. He has every right to be World Champion, but he won't make it if he doesn't want it. Kind of like Boleslavsky I suppose.
Nov-20-06  Hannibal: I can't believe that in a TAL Memorial they played like this

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