Chess King Game Showcase: Aronian Demolishes Ivanchuk in Round 5 at Istanbul Chess Olympaid 2012

What would you play here as White?

The fifth round at the Istanbul Chess Olympiad 2012 saw fireworks all around. Some of those were on board one at the top table between Armenia and Ukraine. Levon Aronian broke Vassily Ivanchuk’s defences in a nice Queen’s Indian. This leaves Armenia and Russia in joint lead at the end of Round 5. Sunday was a rest day. Read the full report at Chess Blog. Meanwhile, here’s Aronian firing on all cylinders.




Aronian, Levon (2816) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2769)

Result: 1-0
Site: 0:53.35-0:29.49
Date: 2012.09.01

[…] 1.¤f3 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.d4 b6 4.g3 ¥a6 5.b3 ¥b4+ 6.¥d2 ¥e7 7.¤c3 ¥b7 8.¥g2 O-O 9.O-O ¤a6 10.d5 exd5 11.¤d4 ¥c5 12.¤c2 c6 13.cxd5 cxd5 14.¥g5 ¤c7 15.¤e3 d4 16.¥xb7 ¦b8 17.¤g4 dxc3 18.¥xf6 gxf6 19.¥e4 d5 20.¥c2 f5 21.¤h6+ ¢h8 22.¤xf5 £f6 23.a3 a5 24.£d3 ¦g8 25.b4 axb4 26.axb4 ¥xb4 27.¦a7 ¤e6 28.¤e7 £g7 29.¤xg8 ¢xg8 30.£xd5 ¥c5 31.e3 b5 32.¦a8 ¦xa8 33.£xa8+ £f8 34.£e4 £h6 35.¦a1 b4 36.¦a5 ¥f8 37.£g4+ £g7 38.£h4 h6 39.¦a8 ¤c7 40.¦xf8+ £xf8 41.£g4+ ¢h8 42.£f5

2 Responses to “Chess King Game Showcase: Aronian Demolishes Ivanchuk in Round 5 at Istanbul Chess Olympaid 2012”

  • alexis cochran, nz says:

    More than the endgame alone the thrilling aspect of this game is how Aronian really set up the winning position. However I do hope that his magic does not work when he plays my favourite team – wink

  • Ali, Dubai says:

    jolly good sac

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