Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013: Ding Liren – Levon Aronian 1-0

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 began with a bang on Sunday, April 21. Ding Liren created a sensation by defeating Levon Aronian. The newcomer of the chess super tournament undertook a wonderful attack against his opponent’s king. A full report on the first round is posted at Chess Blog. You can also replay the Viswanathan Anand – Michael Adams 1-0 game from Round 1 with Chess King. Meanwhile, here is the Ding Liren – Levon Aronian 1-0 game.




Ding, Liren (2707) – Aronian, Levon (2809)

Result: 1-0
Site: Paris, FRA
Date: 2013.04.21

[…] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.¤f3 ¤f6 4.¤c3 a6 5.e3 e6 6.c5 ¤bd7 7.b4 b6 8.¥b2 a5 9.a3 ¥e7 10.¥d3 O-O 11.O-O ¥a6 12.¤e1 ¥c4 13.¥xc4 dxc4 14.£e2 ¦b8 15.¦a2 b5 16.e4 ¦b7 17.¤c2 ¤b8 18.¦aa1 £c8 19.¦ad1 ¦d8 20.¥c1 ¤a6 21.¥f4 ¦bd7 22.h3 ¤e8 23.£e3 ¥f6 24.e5 ¥e7 25.¤e4 ¤ac7 26.¤d6 £a8 27.£g3 ¤d5 28.¤e3 ¤c3 29.¦de1 ¥xd6 30.exd6 ¤e4 31.£h4 ¤d2 32.¤d5 ¤xf1 33.¤b6 £a7 34.¦xf1 ¤f6 35.¥e5 ¤d5 36.¤xd5 exd5 37.¥xg7 ¢xg7 38.£g5+ ¢f8 39.£f6 ¢g8 40.£g5+ ¢f8 41.£f6 ¢g8 42.¦e1 axb4 43.¦e5 h6 44.¦h5 £xa3 45.£xh6 f6 46.£xf6

One Response to “Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013: Ding Liren – Levon Aronian 1-0”

  • alexis, nz says:

    Excellent positional game with Black’s c4-passed pawn not fetching anything because of White’s cool pawn mass in the center. Basic theory never goes out of fashion – control the center. I liked 32.Nd5 very much. A very entertaining game I would say with White having a piece up situation that also a Rook and yet totally lost. The Bishop sac was superb. Entertainment.

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