2012 Tata Steel Chess – Anish Giri vs. Levon Aronian

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This is a Round 10 game from Wijk aan Zee Netherlands between Anish Giri and Levon Aronian from Group A of the 2012 Tata Steel chess tournament. This game acts as an excellent example of a positional sacrifice out of the Queen’s Gambit Declined.

2012 Tata Steel Chess Tournament Participants:
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Hikaru Nakamura, Gata Kamsky, Boris Gelfand, Fabiano Caruana, David Navara, Teimour Radjabov, Loek Van Wely, Vugar Gashimov, Veselin Topalov

Opening: Queen’s Gambit Declined
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bf4 O-O 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Be2 dxc4 8.O-O Nb6 9.Qc2 Nh5 10.Be5 f6 11.Ng5 fxg5 12.Bxh5 Bd7 13.Bf3 Rxf3 14.gxf3 Bd6 15.Qe4 Bc6 16.Qg4 Qe7 17.Bxd6 cxd6 18.Ne4 h6 19.Qg3 d5 20.Nc3 Rf8 21.Ne2 Rf5 22.Kg2 Nd7 23.Rh1 Nf8 24.h4 Ng6 25.f4 Nxh4+ 26.Kf1 Qb4 27.Rb1 Be8 28.Nc3 Qe7 29.b4 Rf8 30.Rb2 Bg6 31.Ke1 Bd3 32.fxg5 Nf3+ 33.Kd1 hxg5 34.Qh3 Qf6 35.Kc1 Bg6 36.a4 Rd8 37.Ne2 e5 38.Qg4 exd4 39.exd4 Re8 40.Qd7 c3 41.Ra2 Ne1 42.Rxe1 Qf4+ 43.Kd1 Qe4
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