Levon Aronian vs Magnus Carlsen | 2017 Altibox Norway Chess Tournament

It’s Armenia’s long time #1, Levon Aronian, versus the current World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen in a Round 4 game from the 2017 Altibox Norway Chess Tournament. This game was played on June 10th, and many fans were quick to peg it a brilliancy. Would Aronian, playing as white, or Carlsen, playing as black, be the hammer in this chess masterpiece? What makes this game stand out from the rest?

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 a6 { D45 Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Meran Variation } 6. b3 Bb4 7. Bd2 Nbd7 8. Bd3 O-O 9. O-O Qe7 10. Bc2 Rd8 11. a3 Bxa3 12. Rxa3 Qxa3 13. c5 b6 14. b4 Ne4 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 34. Rg3 Bg6 35. Qh4+

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