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Aronian against Kramnik Match in Zuerich (Games and Results)

Aronian-Kramnik Match in Zuerich 2012

Kramnik against Aronian at the London Chess Classic. Photo © Ray Morris-Hilll.

Kramnik against Aronian at the London Chess Classic. Photo © Ray Morris-Hilll. | http://www.rmhphoto.eu

Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik drew a 6 game match in Zuerich 21st-28th April 2012 Kramnik organised the event and it was announced by Kramnik during the Wijk aan Zee tournament. This highly anticipated match was organised in part to help fill the gap in the schedule for these players created by the absence of the Linares and Amber tournaments and also as training for the Candidates tournament in London now to be held in 2013.

Aronian and Kramnik draw their match in Zuerich (6)

The final game of the Zuerich Chess Challenge match between Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik finished in an interesting draw in a Berlin Defence, which left the final score at 3-3. Aronian repeated 1.e4 which was one of his clear goals for the match ("I haven't played e4 seriously for such a long time. I think I learned a lot.) and after Kramnik repeated the Berlin Defence Aronian played the quiet 4.d3. Both players admitted to playing more freely than they would have had this not been a friendly match. Aronian thought himself lucky to have drawn the match as "I was in reality playing very adventurous moves where I shouldn't have." Today Aronian sacrificed a pawn with 19.a5 which led to very interesting complications. Kramnik's 28...Kf8 was bad as he overlooked 29.Ra4 but Aronian immediately blundered back with the terrible 30.c4? Kramnik's 33.e3 looked strong and winning but things turned out to be more difficult than that and the game ended in a draw. 33...Ne7 would have been far more difficult to meet. An interesting and enterprising match.

Zuerich Chess Challenge 2012 (6)

Aronian - Kramnik in the post-mortem. Photo ©

Aronian - Kramnik in the post-mortem. Photo © | http://www.livestream.com/kramnikaronian

Zurich Chess Challenge Kramnik vs Aronian Match (Zurich SUI)
Sat 21st Apr 2012 - Sat 28th Apr 2012 - Official Site - Live

Aronian-Kramnik m (2 players 6 Rds Match Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

Aronian-Kramnik m (2 players 6 Rds Match Indiv TC: 120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

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Aronian-Kramnik Match Zuerich
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon 0-1 41 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 37 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon 1-0 42 C47 Four Knights
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 25 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 43 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 43 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin

Aronian-Kramnik Match Zuerich (SUI), 02-07 viii 2012
Name Ti NAT Rtng 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Perf
Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2801 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 3 2820
Aronian, Levon g ARM 2820 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 3 2801

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