Alekhine Memorial: Aronian Sent Svidler to the Bottom of the Table Due to Home Preparation

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Armenian GM Levon Aronian celebrated his second victory in Alekhine Memorial. Svidler chose Grunfeld which turned out to be powerless against Aronian's home preparation. 


Aronian has analysed the position after 17.Bh4 during preparation (a move earlier he introduced a novelty 16.d5). "Somehow I really liked the bishop on h4. You would think that it's going to get trapped but before he gets trapped he gets the chance to change things in the game," Levon smiled at the press conference.

According to Levon Black should have chosen 17...Nf6. Svidler chosen another move and failed to equalize.
17...h6 18.exf5 gxf5 19.Rfd1 Qd6 20.Nd2 Qg6 21.Qg3 Qxg3 22.hxg3 Bf6 23.Bb5 Re7 24.Bxd7 Rxd7 25.Bxf6 Rxf6 26.c4

Aronian noted White has a considerable advantage due to Black's weaknesses - е5 and f5 pawns. "Perhaps, I could play more precisely, but I still didn't let the advantage to slip away," he concluded.
26...Rg7 27.Rb3 Rg4 28.Rc1 Rd4 29.Nf3 Re4 30.Ra3 a6 31.Rb3 b5 Aronian said Black's last two moves were weak..
32.Rb2 Rf7? 33.cxb5 axb5 34.Rxc5 b4 35.d6 Rd7 36.Rd2 1-0 

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[Event "Alekhine Mem"] [Site "Paris/St Petersburg FRA/RUS"] [Date "2013.04.24"] [Round "4"] [White "Aronian,L"] [Black "Svidler,P"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2809"] [BlackElo "2747"] [EventDate "2013.04.21"] [ECO "D85"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 b6 10. O-O Qc7 11. Bg5 e6 12. Qd2 Bb7 13. Qe3 Nd7 14. Bf4 e5 15. Bg3 Rae8 16. d5 f5 17. Bh4 h6 18. exf5 gxf5 19. Rfd1 Qd6 20. Nd2 Qg6 21. Qg3 Qxg3 22. hxg3 Bf6 23. Bb5 Re7 24. Bxd7 Rxd7 25. Bxf6 Rxf6 26. c4 Rg7 27. Rb3 Rg4 28. Rc1 Rd4 29. Nf3 Re4 30. Ra3 a6 31. Rb3 b5 32. Rb2 Rf7 33. cxb5 axb5 34. Rxc5 b4 35. d6 Rd7 36. Rd2 1-0 

Alekhine Memorial has at the same four leaders: Aronian, Gelfand, Adams and Vachier-Lagrave.
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