"Either a Playing Position, or Football"

Время публикации: 21.03.2014 21:15 | Последнее обновление: 21.03.2014 21:15

Candidates': Aronian catches Anand after 7th round

Levon Aronian gained an important win over Sergey Karjakin in Round 7 of Candidates' and joined Vishy Anand, who drew Peter Svidler, on top.

Karjakin, "I decided to fight in Berlin. 4.d3 may not promise anything special, however, it usually leads to playing positions. Well, to be true, my tournament situation influenced on my opening decision. Perhaps, I might have tried something else if I had +1 before the game." 

Aronian, "I try to play every game without thinking about tournament situation. I concentrate on the game and the quality of play. I really enjoy playing against the strongest chess players of the world.

...My plans for each game are simple: if there comes up a playing position, then it's interesting to play, if not - I should not be late for football. I play with my friends - Armenians from Khanty-Mansiysk and we play in different spots, like wherever we find place to play. So, it's just better to finish the game till eight o'clock!"


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KARJAKIN - ARONIAN

Karjakin, "This might be a crucial moment. If I have taken 16.Nxe5 there would be a different game. After 16.dxe5 Be6 position is already unpleasant. Perhaps whi is not worse if playing precisely."

Aronian, "I agree, White should hold if it plays accurately. I didn't like Sergey's choice 23.Bf4 - better was 23.Bf2..."
Karjakin,: "And another inaccurate move 27.е5. I didn't expect that black knight will retrn on с4... I was already in a time trouble by 30th move and I failed to find a correct line." 

GMs agreed that White is in hard situation after time control. 

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"] [Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"] [Date "2014.03.21"] [Round "7.3"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2766"] [BlackElo "2830"] [ECO "C65"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence"] [EventDate "2014.03.13"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Nbd2 a6 8. Bxc6 dxc6 9. Nc4 Nd7 10. b4 Bd6 11. Qb3 Nf8 12. Bg5 Qd7 13. Be3 Ng6 14. Nfd2 Bf8 15. d4 Qe7 16. dxe5 Be6 17. Qc2 Bxc4 18. Nxc4 Nxe5 19. Nd2 a5 20. a3 axb4 21. axb4 Qe6 22. f3 Nc4 23. Bf4 c5 24. b5 Nd6 25. Rxa8 Rxa8 26. Rb1 b6 27. e5 Nc4 28. Qe4 Ra4 29. Rc1 h6 30. h4 Nb2 31. c4 Qd7 32. Rb1 Ra2 33. Be3 Na4 34. Rb3 Rxd2 35. Bxd2 Qxd2 36. Rd3 Qc1+ 37. Kh2 Nb2 38. Rd8 Qxc4 39. Qa8 Qxh4+ 40. Kg1 Qe1+ 41. Kh2 Qxe5+ 42. g3 Qe2+ 43. Kh3 Nd3 44. Rxf8+ Kh7 45. Re8 Nf2+ 46. Kh4 Qxb5 47. g4 Qc4 48. Qc8 Qf4 49. Qf5+ Qxf5 50. gxf5 c4 51. Re7 c5 52. Rxf7 c3 53. f6 Kg6 0-1

Anand and Aronian share lead after 7 rounds with 4.5 points. They will face each other tomorrow, Aronian will be white. 
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