London Chess Classic 2012 R4: Luke McShane – Levon Aronian 0-1

This was the most exciting game of the fourth round at the London Chess Classic 2012. Luke McShane and Levon Aronian put up a display of some creative chess. Fantastic endgame play by both sides before Olympiad champion prevailed with Black. Replay the must-watch game with Chess King.




McShane, Luke J (2713) – Aronian, Levon (2815)

Result: 0-1
Site: Olympia, London
Date: 2012.12.04

[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 a6 4.¥a4 ¤f6 5.O-O ¥e7 6.d3 b5 7.¥b3 d6 8.a4 ¥d7 9.c3 O-O 10.¤bd2 ¤a5 11.¥c2 c5 12.¦e1 ¦e8 13.¤f1 ¤c6 14.¤e3 b4 15.h3 ¦b8 16.¤c4 ¥e6 17.¥b3 h6 18.¥e3 bxc3 19.bxc3 d5 20.exd5 ¤xd5 21.£c2 e4 22.dxe4 ¤xe3 23.¦xe3 ¦xb3 24.£xb3 ¤a5 25.¤xa5 ¥xb3 26.¤xb3 £b6 27.¤bd2 £b2 28.¦ae1 ¦d8 29.¤f1 c4 30.¤e5 ¥c5 31.¦f3 £b3 32.a5 ¦d6 33.¤xf7 ¦f6 34.¦xf6 gxf6 35.¤xh6+ ¢f8 36.¤g4 £xc3 37.¦d1 £b4 38.¤xf6 ¢f7 39.¤d5 £b2 40.¤de3 c3 41.¦d5 ¥e7 42.¦f5+ ¢e8 43.g4 c2 44.¤xc2 £xc2 45.¤g3 £c7 46.¤h5 ¥d8 47.¢g2 £c6 48.¦e5+ ¢f7 49.g5 £a4 50.h4 ¥xa5 51.¦f5+ ¢e6 52.¤f4+ ¢d7 53.f3 £c2+ 54.¢h3 £f2 55.¢g4 ¥e1 56.¤g6 a5 57.¦f7+ ¢d8 58.e5 a4 59.e6 ¥b4 60.e7+ ¥xe7 61.¤xe7 £c5 62.¢h5 a3 63.¢h6 a2 64.g6 £c4 65.¤f5 a1=£ 66.¦f8+ ¢c7 67.g7 £c6+ 68.¢h7 £xf3 69.g8=¤ £h5+ 70.¤gh6 £e5 71.¤g7 £xh4 72.¦f7+ ¢b6 73.¤gf5 £ee4 74.¢g6 £e6+ 75.¢g7 £g5+ 76.¢f8 £c8#

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