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Hikaru Nakamura vs Levon Aronian
FIDE Grand Prix Leg 3 (2022), Berlin, Germany, rd 4, Mar-25
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0



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  Everett: White emerges from the opening with a strong IQP and more active pieces.

By move 35 Black had virtually no chance to escape defeat

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  DaltriDiluvi: <19...Nd5> is the first move which is not in the CG database. Up to that point, the players followed a blitz game between Caruana and Grischuk:

Caruana vs Grischuk, 2017

It's funny how two games can be completely identical for the first 19 moves and still turn out to be very different.

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  Everett: <DaltriDiluvi: <19...Nd5> is the first move which is not in the CG database.>

It’s understandable to try to liquidate against the IQP, yet <19…Nf4> looks more active and problematic for White.

White was able to control the half-open c-file quickly, and that proved more of an asset.

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  hoodrobin: <DaltriDiluvi: It's funny how two games can be completely identical for the first 19 moves and still turn out to be very different.>

That's <chess>!

Aug-10-22  Nietzowitsch: Lemon Erronian strikes again!

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