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Amazing Chess Game: Magnus Carlsen vs Levon Aronian : determination! : Sinquefield Cup (2013)

Instructive game tags: Classical ruy lopez, classic lopez, avoiding mainline, avoiding marshall gambit, anti-marshall, anti-marshall gambit, early a4, early deviation, symmetrical pawn structure, taking queens off, slight advantage, light square play, e5 target, fixing a6 pawn, a-file pressure, avoiding h3, defending f2, how to defend f2, accepting doubled pawns, doubled pawns imbalance, structure vs piece pressure, avoiding back rank check, useful b5 square, dislocated pawn, losing disconnected pawn, losing weak pawn, doubling rooks, pawn sac, addressing concrete threat, parrying threat, weak a5 pawn, coordinating against pawn, positional pressure vs winning pawn, entenched position vs material gain, pinned knight, double edged sword, piece coordination, exchange sac offered, ignoring exchange sac, pinned pawn, exploiting pin, centralising knight, central knights, avoiding exchange sacs, king walk, stuck position, clogged position, uncomfortable position, refusing draw offer, risk taking, playing on for a win, playing to win, determination to win, loose knight, 6th rank weaknesses, weak 3rd rank, doubled rook explosion, pawns dropping off, endgame weaknesses, endgame targets, a-file infiltration, winning a piece, avoiding pin trap, headless chicken, playing on a piece down, forced mate possibility, mate in 10, psychology, pressure, winning tournament, rating peak, 2870 [Event "Sinquefield Cup"] [Site "0:02:33-0:00:33"] [Date "2013.09.15"] [Round "6"] [White "Carlsen"] [Black "Aronian"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C88"] [PlyCount "143"] [EventDate "2013.09.09"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. d4 d6 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Qxd8 Rxd8 12. Nbd2 h6 13. a5 Bc5 14. Bc4 (14. h3 Bb7) 14... Ng4 15. Re2 Be6 16. Bxe6 fxe6 17. h3 Nf6 18. Re1 (18. Nc4 Rd1+ 19. Kh2) 18... Rab8 19. Nc4 Rb5 20. b3 Bd4 21. Bb2 Rc5 22. Ra2 Bxb2 23. Rxb2 (23. Nxb2 Rxc2) 23... Ne8 (23... Nxa5 24. Ncxe5) 24. Ra2 Nd6 25. Nfd2 Nb7 (25... Nd4 26. f3 N6b5 27. Nb1 g5) 26. Nf3 Kf7 27. Kf1 Kf6 28. Ra4 Nbxa5 29. Ne3 h5 30. Rea1 Rd4 31. Ne1 (31. Nxd4 exd4 32. Nd1 (32. Nc4 Nxc4 33. bxc4 Rxc4 34. Rxa6 Rxc2 35. Rb1 Ke5) 32... d3 33. cxd3 Nxb3 34. R1a2 Rc1 35. Ke2 Ncd4+ 36. Ke1 a5) 31... Ke7 (31... Rxe4 32. Nd3 Rb5 33. c4 Rb6 (33... bxc3 34. Rxe4 Nxb3 35. Ra2 Ncd4 36. Nc4 c2 37. Re1 e4 38. Nc1)) 32. f3 Rd2 33. Rd1 (33. Nd3 Rxd3 (33... Rdxc2) 34. cxd3 Nxb3 35. Rd1 a5) 33... Rd6 34. Rda1 Kd7 35. Nd1 Rd2 36. Nf2 Kc8 37. Nfd3 Rb5 (37... Rxd3 38. Nxd3) 38. h4 Kb7 39. R1a2 Ka7 40. Kg1 Kb6 41. Kf1 g6 42. Kg1 Kb7 43. Kf1 Kc8 44. Nf2 Rd8 45. Ned3 Kb7 46. Ke2 Kb6 47. Ke3 Kb7 48. Nd1 (48. Nh3) 48... Kc8 49. N1b2 Rd6 50. Ra1 Kd8 51. Nc4 Nxc4+ 52. bxc4 Rb8 53. c5 Rd7 54. Rxa6 b3 (54... Nd4 55. Ra8 Rxa8 (55... Kc8 56. Nxb4 Rxa8 57. Rxa8+ Kb7 58. Rg8 Re7 59. Rxg6 Re8 60. c3 Nb5 61. Rh6) 56. Rxa8+ Ke7 57. Nxe5 Nxc2+ ( 57... Rd8 58. Nxg6+ Ke8 59. Rxd8+ Kxd8 60. Kxd4) 58. Ke2 Rd4 59. Nc6+) 55. Rxc6 bxc2 56. Ne1 (56. Rc1 Rb3) 56... Ke7 57. Nxc2 Rb3+ 58. Ke2 Rb2 59. Rc1 Ra2 60. Ke3 Kf7 61. f4 Kf6 62. fxe5+ Kxe5 63. Ne1 Ra3+ 64. Kf2 Rd2+ 65. Kf1 Rd7 66. Nf3+ Kf4 (66... Kxe4 67. Rxe6+ Kd5 68. Rxg6) 67. Rxe6 g5 68. hxg5 Kg3 (68... h4 69. Rh6) 69. Rf6 Ra2 70. Ne5 1-0 â–ºSupport the channel by donating via PayPal: â–ºSubscribe for my regular chess videos: â–ºSupport the channel by donating via PayPal: If you keep seeing this example commentary video... it's because you haven't subscribed yet! Click subscribe to get the best Chess videos delivered directly to you... It's completely free! Kingscrusher is the largest YouTube chess channel for beginners and pros alike with approaching 4000 high quality videos! - Even Super GM Nakamura likes this channel!. We have thousands of entertaining and instructive chess videos plus a whole load of practical skills, tips & tricks and cool chess stuff which can be taken from the "live commentary" videos, that are not found in traditional chess books and magazines. Whether you want to get a higher chess grade, or just have a good laugh and be entertained from the live commentary videos, we can definitely get you SORTED. So make sure you click the SUBSCRIBE button for at least three or four new chess videos each week - sometimes even more! Our website: Twitter: Facebook: Nakamura mentions Kingscrusher Channel in his blog :) Blog link: â–ºPlaylists: â–ºKingscrusher's Greatest Hit Videos! : â–ºFREE online chess at or realtime at Thumbnail Carlsen picture Magnus Carlsen: By GFHund (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons