Norway Chess Super Tournament 2013 Round 2: Levon Aronian – Hikaru Nakamura 1-0

Norway Chess Super Tournament 2013 Round 2: The important game between Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura was a Slav that went into a drawish exchange line. Aronian went ahead with his home preparation, and Nakamura ended up helping him with his knight on the strong square. The position went downhill after that to a Rook and Knight endgame. A report on the round is up at Chess Blog.

Aronian, Levon (2813) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2775)

Result: 1-0
Site: Sandnes NOR
Date: 2013.05.09

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