Magnus Carlsen vs Levon Aronian - 1st Sinquefield Cup - 2013
This is the final round game between Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian from the 1st Sinquefield Cup chess tournament. The tournament was held in the United States - Saint Louis, Missouri at the Saint Louis Chess Club & Scholastic Center (Home of the World Chess Hall of Fame). We observe a closed system of the Ruy Lopez with the bulk of play following on the queenside, where black has a space advantage and pressure on an overextended pawn, and white has a nice outpost on c4. At the elite level of chess you can be certain a pawn will not be lost without some form of compensation, as was the case in this game where a struggle to untangle ones pieces ensues. This is the last chess tournament game Magnus Carlsen will play until the 2013 World Chess Championship Match where he'll play as the candidate to the reigning World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand. Game 1 of the 12-game match for the 2013 World Chess Champion title between Anand and Carlsen begins on November 9th, 2013.