Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 Round 9: Armenian Grandmaster Levon Aronian pulled off this splendid win in the last round over French Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to take home the title in the memorial tournament. Read a round report on Chess Blog. Replay the game below and watch the power of pawns.


Aronian, Levon (2809) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2722)

Result: 1-0
Site: St Petersburg, RUS
Date: 2013.05.01
[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.¤f3 g6 3.c4 ¥g7 4.¤c3 d5 5.cxd5 ¤xd5 6.e4 ¤xc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.¦b1 O-O 9.¥e2 ¤c6 10.d5 ¤e5 11.¤xe5 ¥xe5 12.£d2 e6 13.f4 ¥c7 14.O-O exd5 15.exd5 ¥a5 16.f5 ¥xf5 17.¦xb7 £f6 18.¦f3 £e5 19.¥c4 ¥c8 20.¦b3 ¥c7 21.£h6 £e1+ 22.¦f1 £e4 23.¥g5 ¥e5 24.£h4 £xh4 25.¥xh4 ¥d6 26.¦f6 ¥e5 27.¦c6 ¥d7 28.¦a6 ¦fb8 29.¦xb8+ ¦xb8 30.¦xa7 ¥xc3 31.¦xd7 ¦b4 32.d6 ¦xc4 33.¥e7 ¢g7 34.¦a7 ¦d4 35.d7 ¦d1+ 36.¢f2 c4 37.g3 ¦d2+ 38.¢f3 ¦d3+ 39.¢g2 ¦d2+ 40.¢h3 ¥f6 41.d8=£ ¦xd8 42.¥xd8 ¥xd8