"It's Not Insurmountable"

Время публикации: 25.01.2013 21:45 | Последнее обновление: 25.01.2013 22:07

Levon Aronian continues chasing Magnus Carlsen

GM Levon Aronian can already be called the most strong-willed participant at the Wijk aan Zee festival: after drawing first three games and being defeated by Anand in Round 4, Armenian GM not just recovered but scored +4. Today he took an upper hand on his direct rival Hikaru Nakamura.

"I'm happy that I managed to prepare for the game well," Levon said in his official video commentary. Check out the video to know what Aronian thinks of his chances in the competition.

GMs played a6 variant in Slav defence, which took place in the World Championship Match. Nakamura decided to offer a b2-pawn sacrifice. It seems that American failed to assess the position correctly, otherwise he would proceed to the different color bishop endgame in which he would have chances to hold.

Thus, Levon Aronian is now only a point behind of Magnus Carlsen who escaped on a draw against Wang Hao.   
Таble, schedule, results, all games and other information

[Event "75th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "11.5"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D45"] [Opening "QGD semi-Slav"] [Variation "accelerated Meran (Alekhine variation)"] [EventDate "2013.01.12"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 a6 6. c5 Nbd7 7. Na4 b5 8. cxb6 Nxb6 9. Bd2 Nxa4 10. Qxa4 Bd7 11. Qc2 Qb6 12. Rc1 Rb8 13. Bd3 Qxb2 14. O-O Bd6 15. Ne5 Qxc2 16. Rxc2 c5 17. Nxd7 Nxd7 18. Bxa6 c4 19. a4 Bb4 20. Bc1 Nf6 21. f3 O-O 22. e4 Ne8 23. Bb5 Rb6 24. Bf4 Nd6 25. Rb1 Ba5 26. Kf1 f6 27. Rcb2 Rfb8 28. h4 c3 29. Re2 e5 30. dxe5 Nxb5 31. axb5 d4 32. Rd1 Rxb5 33. Rc2 d3 34. Rxd3 Rb1+ 35. Bc1 R8b2 36. Rcxc3 Bxc3 37. Rxc3 Rd2 38. Rc8+ Kf7 39. Rc7+ Ke6 40. exf6 gxf6 41. Kg1 Rd1+ 42. Kh2 Rbxc1 43. Rxh7 Rd7 44. Rh6 Rcc7 45. Rh8 Rh7 46. Re8+ Kf7 47. Ra8 Rxh4+ 48. Kg3 Rh1 0-1 


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