"That Was Kind of a Miracle"

Время публикации: 13.01.2013 23:23 | Последнее обновление: 13.01.2013 23:58

Levon Aronian missed win against Magnus Carlsen

Today Armenian GM didn't hide his disappointment from a missed win against world #1 ranked Magnus Carlsen in Round 2 of Tata Steel. Norwegian was inaccurate in the opening part of the game giving his opponent the opportunity to grab a comfortable initiative.

"I played well up to the point, - Aronian said in the video commentary right after the game. - "and then much like yesterday my intuition failed me, I felt that 41.g5 should be winning, but after 41...c6 it's kind a miracle, (Black) survives... Probably I should have played 37.Rxf5 instead of 37.g4, but you know g4 looked crushing..."


Actually, the winning position could be achieved by the interim 37.b5! with further 37...Nc5 (or 37...Nb4) 38.Rxf5+ Kxf5 39.Ng7+ Ke4 40.Nxe8 Nd3 41.Nxc7 Ne5 42.Kf2 Nxc4 43.Kg3 Ne3 44.Kh4.

Apparently White didn't have chances to win after playing 37.g4?.


"He then just outplayed me, - Magnus Carlsen admitted. - "It was a very difficult ending but fortunately I had a nice trick in the end. I am not sure whether it was winning for him or not but it looked very very dodgy."

[Event "75th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2013.01.13"] [Round "2.4"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E90"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "5.Nf3"] [EventDate "2013.01.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. h3 Nc6 7. d5 Nb4 8. Be2 e6 9. Be3 Re8 10. Nd2 a5 11. O-O Bd7 12. Re1 b6 13. Rc1 Kh8 14. a3 Na6 15. Qc2 e5 16. Rb1 Ng8 17. b4 f5 18. Nb5 Bh6 19. Bxh6 Nxh6 20. exf5 gxf5 21. f4 exf4 22. Qc3+ Kg8 23. Bh5 Nf7 24. Rxe8+ Qxe8 25. Qf6 Qf8 26. Bxf7+ Qxf7 27. Qg5+ Qg7 28. Qxf4 axb4 29. axb4 Re8 30. Nd4 Qe5 31. Qg5+ Qg7 32. N2f3 Qxg5 33. Nxg5 Kg7 34. Nge6+ Kf6 35. Rf1 Bxe6 36. Nxe6 h5 37. g4 hxg4 38. hxg4 Nxb4 39. Rxf5+ Kg6 40. Nf4+ Kg7 41. g5 c6 42. Kf2 cxd5 43. cxd5 Re5 44. Ne6+ Kg6 45. Rf6+ Kh5 46. Kf3 Re3+ 1/2-1/2

All games of Round 2 in Group A were drawn.


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