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Sergey Karjakin vs Levon Aronian
SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque) (2013) (other), Beijing CHN, rd 2, Dec-17
Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Variation (C78)  ·  1-0



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Dec-21-13  OneArmedScissor: The build up around black's c pawn after move 30 is pretty impressive.
Dec-21-13  anandrulez: Quality game indeed . Need lot of understanding to play that and to beat Aronian it needs real skill . He is a no:2 and one of the most difficult opponents for Anand .
Dec-21-13  Sihlous: I think Aronian missed 38.Nxc4!...Or rather he saw it but missed 42.Rc7 when he played 37...R8a5.
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  tamar: Have to think Aronian's concentration was drained by trying to win with the extra piece in the other Basque game going on against Karjakin where he was White.

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The only clearly winning move is 32 Ke1!, and the King helps stop the pawn, but perhaps just to have a clearer position, Aronian chose to eliminate the b5 pawn, letting Karjakin escape.

Mar-30-14  Eisenheim: move 38 decent mid week puzzle
Nov-30-17  LA MAN: On 49th. He should move to 8th rank with his rook row standard 2 rook move mate. As the king drops to 7th he should bring the rook to his 2nd or 3rd. Rank then I see no way he can stop the coming mate by the rooks. Why do all that other complicated rook challenge moves?

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