Pursuer of a Preemptive Tactic

Время публикации: 22.04.2012 23:39 | Последнее обновление: 23.04.2012 01:00

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Levon Aronian on his strategy in the match against Kramnik     

After the drawn game 2  of the match in Zurich against Vladimir Kramnik, Armenian GM Levon Aronian, who currently leads the match 1.5 - 0.5, shared his thoughts on the match and explained his unexpected, if taking into consideration Armenian's usual opening preferences, choice of the first move with Evgeny Surov: "I just thought before the game that one should be playing ahead with Vladimir and try to be first to surprise, so I stick to this tactics for now."

Aronian's commentary is available in the audio player (in Russian).  

Тhe 3rd game of the match will be held after the rest day, i.e. on Tuesday . 

[Event "Zuerich Chess Challenge 2012"] [Site "Zurich SUI"] [Date "2012.04.22"] [Round "2"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2012.04.21"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Be6 10. Rd1+ Ke8 11. Ng5 Bc8 12. h3 Be7 13. Bf4 Nh4 14. e6 f6 15. Nf7 Rg8 16. Bxc7 Bxe6 17. Nd6+ Bxd6 18. Bxd6 Kf7 19. f3 Nf5 20. Bc5 b6 21. Bf2 Rgd8 22. a4 Ne7 23. a5 c5 24. Nb5 Nc6 25. Rxd8 Rxd8 26. axb6 axb6 27. Ra6 Rd1+ 28. Kh2 Rd2 29. Rxb6 Rxc2 30. Nd6+ Ke7 31. Ne4 Nd4 32. Rb7+ Kf8 33. Rc7 Rxb2 34. Rxc5 Nf5 35. Ng3 Rxf2 36. Nxf5 Bxf5 37. Rxf5 Ra2 1/2-1/2



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