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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Levon Aronian
FIDE Grand Prix Moscow (2019), Moscow RUS, rd 1, May-17
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1-0



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  OrangeTulip: What an endgame fight!
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  HeMateMe: if black plays 72...K-e4 white plays 73.K-g4+, swapping Queens? In the ensuing play both sides queen but white is on move and can check blacks king into a position where he will have to exchange Queens again? That's what it looks like. White then has two extra pawns to win with.
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  MissScarlett: <Lev Anothercandidatescyclecomesandgoesagain>
May-18-19  Roark: At first I thought that Ian Nippo's play from first glance was incredible how he played a rare line of which Aronian should have been familiar with since his number one defense is the Marshall. The way Nippo converted to a win I thought was incredible but after seeing the interview of both players after the game in the link below, it's not so. Ian was quite humble about him being quite lucky to convert because that extra pawn was as it looked too little perhaps but Aronian and Ian both said they thought they played inaccurately for quite a few moves. Cool post-game interview.
Still much respect for Ian for his character in battling out these games to the bitter end. And nice conversion anyways without being as accurate as he would ideally have liked to be.
May-18-19  Nietzowitsch: Lemon Erronian strikes again!
May-18-19  Ulhumbrus: If after 10...Rf8 Black's bishop pair does not gain him enugh for the pawn an alternative is 10...Ne6 11 Nxf7 Kxf7 with two minor pieces for a rook and a pawn
May-20-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4

18.g3 Qf6 19.Bf4 Bxe5 20.Rxe5 Rae8 21.Rxe8 Rxe8 22.c4 Qd4 23.Qxd4 cxd4 24.Rd1 Rc8 25.Rxd4 Ba6 26.Rd2 Rxc4 27.Be5 Rc5 28.f4 Bb7 29.d6 Rd5 30.Rxd5 Bxd5 31.a3 Kf7 32.Kf2 g6 33.Ke3 Ke6 34.Kd4 Bc6 35.h3 Bd5 36.Kc5 + / = (0.42) Depth: 21 dpa done

18.Rb1 Ba6 19.f4 Bxe5 20.Rxe5 Qf6 21.Qe1 Qg6 22.Be3 h6 23.Rd1 Bc4 24.d6 Bxa2 25.Qf2 Bb3 26.Re1 Qf6 27.Qg3 Rae8 28.Bd4 Rxe5 29.Bxe5 Qf7 30.f5 Re8 31.f6 g5 32.Qd3 + / = (0.39) Depth: 24 dpa done

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  harrylime: Cormier fook off and mate with Houdini 4

Just saying loike.

May-20-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. = (0.00): 17...Rxf2 18.Nf3 Rxf3 19.gxf3 Qh4 20.Re2 a5 21.Rb1 Ba6 22.Rg2 Re8 23.Bd2 Bd3 24.Rb7 Bf4 25.Rf2 Qg5+ 26.Rg2 Qh4 27.Rf2

2. = (0.00): 17...Qf6 18.Nf3 Qxc3 19.Rb1 Rab8 20.Rb6 Qf6 21.Kh1 Ba8 22.Rxa6 Bb7 23.Rb6 Ba8 24.Ra6 Bb7

3. + / = (0.28): 17...Qc7 18.Nf3 c4 19.Qd4 Qc5 20.Qxc5 Bxc5 21.Be3 Bd6 22.Rad1 Rf5 23.Rd4 Re8 24.Rxc4 Rxd5 25.Rd4 Rxd4 26.Nxd4 Bd5 27.Nb3 Bf8 28.f3 a5 29.Nxa5 Bxa2 30.Kf2 Kf7 31.Re2 Be6 32.Bd4

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