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Aronian v Nakamura. Great game.


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    JG27Pyth

    Aronian vs Carlsen is a world championship match I expect to see someday, and the main question is who will be defending the title. This game, hot-off-the-tata-steel press, shows Aronian in deadly form. I give the game without any commentary -- Naka plays a Dutch Defense Leningrad variation (g6) -- the game turns on Aronian's brilliant mid-game asymmetry... 

     

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    trysts

    Amazing game!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    juanchito75

    40...Qa4 was the blunder!  Naka needed keep the pressure on the f2 pawn for a draw.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    chessmaster102

    average duaration of games for amatures below 1000  -25 average amatures above 1000 30 non IM/GM 40 IM/GM 45 Elite (2700) 50+ thats what I've noticed over the years.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    JG27Pyth

    juanchito75 wrote:

    40...Qa4 was the blunder!  Naka needed keep the pressure on the f2 pawn for a draw.


    Did Naka think all he can play for from there is a draw?  Houdini called the game level. And after Qa4 it gives Aronian less than half a pawn. Hard to call Qa4 a decisive blunder.  

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    kwaloffer

    I doubt we'll see Carlsen in a world championship match, since he believes the world championship should be decided in a tournament.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    JG27Pyth

    JG27Pyth wrote:

    I give the game without any commentary -- Naka plays a Dutch Defense Leningrad variation (g6) -- the game turns on Aronian's brilliant mid-game asymmetry... 


    Well -- what looked to me like Aronian's: "brilliant mid-game asymmetry," the Queen for R+B exchange -- turns out according to Lev's post-game statements to have been him playing rather dubiously -- this takes a little of the luster off the sac, but it certainly speaks well of his fighting spirit and creativity to turn it into a win!  


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