Levon Aronian leading Grenke chess classic after beating Arkadij Naiditsch
Levon Aronian beats Arkadij Naiditsch, leading Grenke Chess classic 2017 ahead of Magnus Carlsen
White: Levon Aronian
Black: Arkadij Naiditsch
Grenke Chess Classic 2017, Baden Baden
Levon Aronian managed to get initiative with Qh5! On move no 20 in the opening and sacrificed an exchange to keep Arkadij Naiditsch’s king in the center where ultimately Black was forced to give up an exchange back where Grandmaster Levon Aronian emerged with an extra pawn. There was an opposite colour Bishops endgame but Aronian was having chance to create two connected passed pawns on e and f files. In the game Black missed a chance to save the game on move no 45 and resigned on move no 58. Great game Levon Aronian He didn’t give any hope after his Qh5! To his opponent except on move no 45.