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Levon Aronian vs Sergey Karjakin
Sinquefield Cup (2018), St Louis, MO USA, rd 1, Aug-18
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  1-0



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Aug-24-18  sicilianchameleon: Pretty incredible sequence of moves between moves 18 and 29 by Aronian, a series of only knight moves that completely transforms the position. 25...g5 seems to be a crucial error, but a fascinating game nevertheless.
Aug-27-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4
40...Ne6 41.Bc1 Rh8 42.Bd2 Kc8 43.Ng6 Rh6 44.Nf8 Rxf6 45.Bxg5 Nxg5 46.Rxe8+ Kb7 47.Re5 Ne6 48.Nxe6 fxe6 49.Rh5 Rf4 50.c3 Kc6 51.Ke3 e5 52.Rxe5 Rf6 53.f4 Rg6 54.Kf2 Rg3 55.Re3 Rg8 56.Re6+ Kd7 57.Re5 Rg3 58.Re3 Rg8 59.c4 Kd6 60.Re5 Rg3 61.Rh5 Rc3 62.Rh6+ Ke7 63.Rh7+ Kd6 64.Rxh4 Rc2+ 65.Kf3 Rxa2 66.g4 a4 67.Rh6+ Ke7 68.bxa4 Rxa4 69.Rh7+ Kd6 70.g5 Rxc4 71.g6 Rc3+ 72.Ke4 + / - (0.84) Depth: 25

Aug-27-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4
39...Rg6 40.Ne5 Rh6 41.Ng4 Rg6 42.Re1 Kc8 43.Ne3 Kb7 44.Nf5 Bd7 45.Ng7 Nd8 46.Re7 Kc8 47.c4 a4 48.Ke3 Rh6 49.Ba1 Rg6 50.Kd3 Rh6 51.Bb2 Rh8 52.Ke4 Rf8 53.Re5 Bc6+ 54.Kf5 + / = (0.68) Depth: 27

Aug-27-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4
38...Rg6 39.Kf2 Kb7 40.c4 Rh6 41.Re3 Rg6 42.Ne5 Rh6 43.Ng4 Rg6 44.Bc1 Ka6 45.Bd2 Kb7 46.Re4 Ka6 47.Re1 Kb7 48.Bc1 Ka6 49.Bb2 a4 50.Bc1 axb3 51.axb3 Rg8 52.Bb2 Nf4 53.Ne5 Kb7 + / = (0.35) Depth: 26

Aug-27-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4
38.Ne5 Kb7 39.Kf2 Rh8 40.Bc1 Rh6 41.Ng4 Rg6 42.Re4 Kc8 43.Bb2 Kb7 44.Re2 Ka6 45.Bc1 Kb7 46.Re1 Ka6 47.Re4 Kb7 48.Re2 Ka7 49.Re4 Kb8 50.a4 Kb7 51.Ke3 Ka6 52.Ke2 Kb7 53.Kd3 Ka6 54.Kc4 Kb7 55.c3 b5+ 56.axb5 Kb6 57.Re1 Bxb5+ 58.Kd5 Rg8 + / = (0.49) Depth: 27

Aug-27-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4
37...Kb7 38.Kf2 Rh6 39.Re4 Rg6 40.c4 Rh6 41.Ne5 Rxf6 42.Nxf7 + / = (0.40) Depth: 27

Aug-27-18  cormier:

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<<Analysis by Houdini 4 <36...Nd4>>> 37.Ne5 Rxf6 38.Nxd7 Rd6 39.Nxb6+ cxb6 40.Bxd4 cxd4 41.c3 Rc6 42.Rxd4 Rxc3 43.f4 gxf4 44.Rxf4 Rc2 45.Rf2 Rc1+ 46.Kh2 Kd8 47.Rd2+ Kc7 48.g3 hxg3+ 49.Kxg3 Rc3+ 50.Kg2 a4 51.bxa4 Ra3 52.Rf2 Kd6 53.h4 Rxa4 54.h5 Rh4 55.Rf5 Ra4 56.Rxf7 Rxa2+ 57.Kf3 Ke6 58.Rf4 = (0.20) Depth: 26

Sep-04-18  chessrookstwo: aronian very clever one.

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