Saturday, 9 May 2009

Aronian's GP Win

I know it's a little late to cover this, but someone I ran into today reminded me of the conclusion to this tournament.
As tournaments go, this had an extra special finish as the two leaders, Aronian and Leko, were drawn to play each other in the final round. Under the circumstances, a draw might have been the likely outcome, but Aronian won both the game, and outright first place.

Aronian,L (2754) - Leko,P (2751) [E55]
4th FIDE GP Nalchik RUS (13), 29.04.2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3 c5 7.0-0 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Nbd7 9.Qe2 b6 10.Rd1 cxd4 11.exd4 Bxc3 12.bxc3 Bb7 13.Bb3 Qc7 14.c4 Rfe8 15.Bb2 Qf4 16.Qe3 Qf5 17.Ne1 b5 18.c5 Nd5 19.Qg3 Nf4 20.Rd2 Nf6 21.f3 N6h5 22.Qf2 Bd5 23.Bc2 Qg5 24.Kh1 Bc4 25.g3 Ng6 26.Ng2 Bd5 27.Ne3 Nf6 28.h4 Qh5 29.Nxd5 Nxd5 30.Re1 Red8 31.Rde2 Rab8 32.Bc1 h6 33.Kg2 Nc3 34.Re5 Nxe5 35.Rxe5 f5 36.Bb3 Nd5 37.Rxe6 Kh8 38.Qe1 Nf6 39.Qe5 Re8 40.c6 Rbc8 41.Qxb5 Qg6 42.h5 Qxh5 43.Bf4 a6 44.Qxa6 Nh7 45.c7 Ng5 46.Rxe8+ Qxe8 47.d5 Ra8 48.Qc4 Kh7 49.d6 Qe1 50.Qf1 Qe8 51.Qd3 Qd7 52.Qc4 Qe8 53.Bxg5 hxg5 54.Qg8+ 1-0

1 comment: said...

Hi Shaun,

This game has been put up on OzChess' pgn chess viewer so that anyone can scroll through the moves of the game, and also look at and analyze alternate variations.

The final position is quite nice and easily understandable even to chess amateurs.

GM Aronian vs GM Peter Leko