15 Jan 2011

Tata game 1

Carlsen versus Aronian

Spineless draw or unavoidable rep draw after less than optimum moves from both sides by move 20??

After move 13....Nb4

After 18.h4

And then Aronian moves his d-pawn one square too many.

18.....d5? when 18...d6 might have been wiser.


After 18...d5 19.Qf4 dxc4, Carlsen forgot to move his Queen to =h6= first and played

Let's hope I see it wrong.

Carlsen is let off.
Aronian misses the good continuation and puts his a-Rook on the wrong square.
20...Rad8 would not have been so brill for White.
Come to think of it, playing 20...Kh8 before playing 20...Rab8 would have led to a nice little earner for Black.

20.bxc4 Kh8
21.Rh3 Rab8
22.Re3 RxR
23.fxR Qa5
24.Qd4 Qa2+
25.Kc1 Re8

Not too shabby for Black, what?

I'm sticking with it: bxc4 was impetuous and non-rewarding.

Again, I hope I'm totally wrong.
And let's face it: Carlsen has his share of good fortune.

Ahhhhhhh they draw ......

This does not make me at all happy.
Bring on the LONDON CLASSIC effect of fewer points for draws.

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