Karjakin: "I Expected to Finish This Draw Series In a Different Way"

Время публикации: 04.06.2014 22:26 | Последнее обновление: 04.06.2014 22:31

Up to today Sergey Karjakin drew 17 classical games in a row. Today he was defeated by Levon Aronian at NorwayChess supertournament. 

"I expected to finish this draw series in a different way," Karjakin smiled after the game. "Now it's about not starting that series again..."

The commentator of the tournament Nigel Short noted that Aronian played in famous grandmaster Ulf Andersson, "You surely studied his games, didn't you?"

"Unfortunately, I don't know as many of his games as I would wish to know,"Aronian replied. "Perhaps, that's why I am not World #1 player."

GM Evgeny Romanov was commentating for Chess-News live, after the opening he suggested equality in Aronian - Karjakin encounter.

"Seemingly White has nothing special, but practically it's uncomfortable for Black position," Levon explained at the press conference. He said the decisive mistake was 29...а4 after which holding the endgame is extremely troublesome.

[Event "2nd Norway Chess 2014"] [Site "Stavanger NOR"] [Date "2014.06.04"] [Round "2.3"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2815"] [BlackElo "2771"] [ECO "E15"] [Opening "Queen's Indian"] [Variation "Nimzovich variation (exaggerated fianchetto)"] [EventDate "2014.06.03"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Nc3 c6 8. e4 d5 9. Qc2 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Bb7 11. Bc3 Nbd7 12. Nxf6+ Bxf6 13. Bd3 c5 14. Be4 Bxe4 15. Qxe4 O-O 16. O-O Qc7 17. Rad1 a6 18. Rfe1 Rfd8 19. Qe3 cxd4 20. Bxd4 h6 21. Bxf6 Nxf6 22. Ne5 b5 23. Rc1 bxc4 24. Rxc4 Qd6 25. Qf3 Qd5 26. Kg2 a5 27. Ra4 Ra6 28. Re3 Rf8 29. Rc4 a4 30. b4 a3 31. Qxd5 Nxd5 32. Rb3 Rfa8 33. b5 Rb6 34. Nd7 Rb7 35. Nc5 Rb6 36. Na6 Kf8 37. Nc7 Ra5 38. Nxd5 exd5 39. Rc5 Ke7 40. Rxd5 Ke6 41. Rc5 Rb7 42. Re3+ Kf6 43. Rc6+ Kf5 44. b6 f6 45. Rc7 Rxc7 46. bxc7 Rc5 47. Re7 g5 48. Kf3 Rc3+ 49. Ke2 Kg4 50. Kd2 Rc6 51. Kd3 Kh3 52. Kd4 Kxh2 53. Kd5 Rc2 54. Kd6 Kg2 55. Rf7 1-0


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