Norway Chess Super Tournament 2013 Round 1: Viswanathan Anand – Levon Aronian 1/2-1/2

Norway Chess Super Tournament 2013 Round 1: World Champion Viswanathan Anand went for the closed Ruy Lopez against second seed Levon Aronian and found a nice outpost on d4 with one of his knights before move 10, but a balanced position ensued Queen, Rooks, different colored Bishops and eight pawns with each side! Something finally seemed about to happen as Aronian played 22.— Bh6!?, intending to answer 23.Qh4 with a tactical 23.— Bxf4 – as played. Some spectators wondered (creatively) whether the World Champion was planning to sacrifice his Queen for Rook and Bishop, but Anand instead (wisely) exchanged some more pieces to regain the pawn he gave up on f4. Anand however was not in any danger and the game ended as a draw. Read a full report on the Round at Chess Blog.




Anand, Viswanathan (2783) – Aronian, Levon (2813)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Sandnes NOR
Date: 2013.05.08

[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 a6 4.¥a4 ¤f6 5.O-O ¥e7 6.d3 d6 7.c4 O-O 8.¤c3 ¥g4 9.¥e3 ¤d4 10.¥xd4 exd4 11.¤d5 c6 12.¤xf6+ ¥xf6 13.h3 ¥xf3 14.£xf3 g6 15.¦ae1 ¥g7 16.£d1 £b6 17.£d2 a5 18.f4 £b4 19.£c2 £c5 20.£f2 ¦ae8 21.¥d1 f5 22.¥f3 ¥h6 23.£h4 ¥xf4 24.£xf4 fxe4 25.£g3 exf3 26.¦xe8 ¦xe8 27.£xf3 £f5 28.£xf5 gxf5 29.¦xf5 ¦e2 30.¦f2 ¦e1+ 31.¦f1 ¦e2 32.¦f2 ¦e1+ 33.¦f1 ¦e2

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