Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 Round 2: The game between the two top chess players of the world (after World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen) – Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik – was a thrilling one. Aronian steered the game into a winning end position to recover from his loss in the first round. It was a fascinating pawn race and a beautiful mating net. Read a full report on the round at Chess Blog. Replay the full game with Chess King.


Aronian, Levon (2809) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2801)

Result: 1-0
Site: Paris, FRA
Date: 2013.04.22
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