Sunday, October 26, 2008

Great Game by Aronian

Besides the Chess World Championship, the Euro Clup Cup is also going on, which has a large number of participants, including some of the top grandmasters. The following game, Aronian vs Volokitin, was played in Euro Clup Cup. It is probably one of Aronian's best games. It went:

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 g6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. h3 O-O 7. Bd3 Be6 8. Ng5 Bf5 9. Bxf5 gxf5 10. Qb3 Qb6 11. Qc2 e6 12. g4 h6 13. Nf3 fxg4 14. hxg4 Nxg4 15. e4 dxc4 16. e5 Nd7 17. Be3 f5 18. O-O-O c5 19. d5 f4 20. Ng5 hxg5 21. Qh7+ Kf7 22. Ne4 exd5 23. e6+ Kxe6 24. Qxg7 Ngf6 25. Bxc5 Nxc5 26. Nxc5+ Qxc5

Position after Black's 26th move

This position is like a chess problem: there is a mate to be had. The game continued: 27. Rde1+ Kf5 28. Rh5 Nxh5 29. Re5+ Kg4 30. Qxg5+ Kf3 31. Qxh5+ Kxf2 32. Qe2+ 1-0

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