Anand – Aronian 1-0 The Black Knight is in a Neat Trap

Finally the strongest chess tournament of the year has begun. It began with a bang at that as former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand beat the hot favorite and World No. 2 Levon Aronian. The others could only draw. Here are all the games. Read a report on Chess Blog. Anand played a neat Ruy Lopez, obtained a slight edge and then held on to trap his opponent’s Knight for a first-round victory.


Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2787)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Khanty-Mansiysk RUS
Date: 2014.03.13
[…] 1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 e6 3.♘c3 ♗b4 4.♕c2 O-O 5.a3 ♗xc3+ 6.♕xc3 d5 7.♘f3 dxc4 8.♕xc4 b6 9.♗g5 ♗a6 10.♕a4 ♕d7 11.♕c2 c5 12.dxc5 ♖c8 13.♗xf6 gxf6 14.♕e4 ♕b5 15.b4 bxc5 16.e3 ♕b7 17.♕g4+ ♔f8 18.b5 ♗xb5 19.♖b1 a6 20.a4 f5 21.♕f4 ♕e4 22.♕xe4 fxe4 23.axb5 exf3 24.b6 ♖d8 25.gxf3 ♘c6 26.f4 ♘b4 27.♗g2 ♖ab8 28.b7 ♘d5 29.O-O ♖d7 30.♖fc1 ♖dxb7 31.♖xb7 ♖xb7 32.♗xd5 exd5