Aronian vs. Carlsen: Aronian Sacrifices His Pieces One After Another

Levon Aronian vs Magnus Carlsen
Altibox Norway Chess (2017)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6
4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 a6 6. b3 Bb4 7. Bd2 Nbd7 8. Bd3 O-O 9. O-O Qe7 10. Bc2 (10. Ne5) (10. Qc2) (10. Qe1) 10… Rd8 11. a3 Bxa3 12. Rxa3 Qxa3 13. c5 b6 14.
b4 (14. Nb1 Qa2 15. Bb4 bxc5 16. Nc3 Qxc2 (16… Qb2 17. Na4 Qa2 18. Bb1 Qxb1
19. Qxb1 cxb4) 17. Qxc2 cxb4) 14… Ne4 (14… Qxb4 15. Nxd5 Qc4 16. Ne7+ Kf8
17. Nxc6 Re8 18. Nb4 bxc5 19. Bd3 Qxb4 20. Bxb4 cxb4) 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Bxe4
Rb8 17. Bxh7+ Kxh7 18. Ng5+ Kg8 19. Qh5 Nf6 20. Qxf7+ Kh8
21. Qc7 Bd7 22. Nf7+ Kh7 23. Nxd8 Rc8 24. Qxb6 Nd5 25. Qa7 Rxd8 26. e4 Qd3 27.
exd5 Qxd2 28. Qc7 Qg5 29. dxc6 Bc8 30. h3 Qd5 31. Rd1 e5 32. Rd3 exd4 33. Qe7
Bf5 (33… Rg8 34. c7 Qe6 35. Qh4+ Qh6 36. Qxd4) 34. Rg3 Bg6 (34… Rg8 35.
Qh4#) 35. Qh4+ Kg8 36. Rxg6 Rf8 (36… d3 37. Qe7 Qd4 38. c7 Rc8 39. Qe6+ Kh7
40. Qf5 Qe5) 37. Rd6
1-0
Video Icon Attribution: By Andreas Kontokanis (http://www.flickr.com/photos/karpidis/6319418131/) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Chessterra

Don’t miss these tips!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *