The Best Defense (According To AlphaZero) Gets Destroyed By Aronian

In the early games AlphaZero was quite enthusiastic about playing the French defense but after two hours began to play it less and less turned to Caro-Kann and finally stopped on Berlin defense! As you know Berlin defense is considered to be a reliable solid weapon for Black but is very often avoided by White due to it’s “drawish nature”. Nowadays White is usually avoiding the line with queen exchanges but what is interesting in this game Aronian goes for that same line (l’Hermet Variation) because he had some nice home preparations. This game was played in round 6 at 2019 Grand Chess Tour Croatia and in this video I am covering the game played between Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakin! In the end of the video as usual you can solve the daily puzzle!
Levon Aronian vs Sergey Karjakin
Grand Chess Tour Croatia 2019 round 06
C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defense, l’Hermet Variation, Berlin Wall
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. h3 Be7 10. Nc3 Nh4 11. Nxh4 Bxh4 12. f4 Bd7 13. Bd2 Kc8 14. Be1 Be7 15. f5 Bc5+ 16. Bf2 Bb4 17. g4 Re8 18. Bg3 Bc5+ 19. Kh2 Bd4 20. Rae1 b6 21. Nd1 Kb7 22. c3 Bc5 23. Nf2 Be7 24. e6 fxe6 25. fxe6 Bc8 26. Nd3 Bf6 27. Rxf6 gxf6 28. Nf4 Rd8 29. Re2 Rd1 30. Bh4 c5 31. Bxf6 Kc6 32. e7 Bd7 33. g5 Be8 34. Ne6 Bh5 35. Rf2 Bg6 36. h4 Kd7 37. Nf4 Bb1 38. a3 Rg8 39. Ng2 Re8 40. Ne3 Rd3 41. Re2 Ke6 42. Kg3 Kf7 43. Kf4 h6 44. Re1 hxg5+ 45. hxg5 Ba2 46. Ng4 Rh3 47. Ne5+ Ke6 48. Kg4 Rh7 49. Nf3+ Kf7 50. Kf5 Kg8 51. g6 Rh5+ 52. Kg4 Rh6 53. Nh4 Bf7 54. gxf7+ Kxf7 55. Bg5
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