Wijk aan Zee: Aronian Plans to Stay in Amsterdam after Round 4

Время публикации: 13.01.2014 21:14 | Последнее обновление: 13.01.2014 21:14

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The third round game of the Tata Steel Chess between Richard Rapport and Levon Aronian finished in a draw. 

In a short comment for our website Armenian GM noticed that taking into account his opponent's unusual opening preferrences, he didn't spent a lot of time on preparation for the game as "I wanted to maintain my mind fresh." Levon said he might have been too optimistic at the start fo the game: after 5...g5 and 6...Ne4 the position "looks interesting" for White.  

Levon also said that he plans to stay in Amsterdam after the round which will be played at the museum. "I like that museum, it's excellent. There are many works by the great artists there. I've been there twice before/

I am not against of five rest days, but I think four free days were enough; however, that is the organisers decision, maybe they want more quality games and that's why they decided to make more rest days," Levon noted.

[Event "76th Tata Steel Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2014.01.13"] [Round "3.4"] [White "Rapport, Richard"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A45"] [Opening "Trompovsky attack (Ruth, Opovcensky opening)"] [EventDate "2014.01.11"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. e3 Nbd7 4. Nf3 h6 5. Bf4 g5 6. Bg3 Ne4 7. Nc3 Nxg3 8. hxg3 g4 9. Nd2 Nf6 10. Qe2 c6 11. e4 dxe4 12. O-O-O Bf5 13. Ndxe4 e6 14. f3 Bg7 15. fxg4 Bxe4 16. Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Qxe4 Qd5 18. Qxd5 cxd5 19. Be2 Bf6 20. Rhf1 Be7 21. Bb5+ Kf8 22. Rf3 Kg7 23. Rdf1 Rhf8 24. Be2 Rac8 25. a4 Rc7 26. Rc3 Rxc3 27. bxc3 Rc8 28. Kb2 Rc6 29. Kb3 Bd6 30. Rf3 Rb6+ 31. Ka2 a6 32. Bd3 Bc7 33. Be2 Rd6 34. Kb3 Rb6+ 35. Ka2 Rc6 36. Kb3 Ba5 37. Re3 Bd8 38. c4 dxc4+ 39. Bxc4 Rb6+ 40. Kc3 Rb1 41. Bb3 Rd1 1/2-1/2

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