White to play: Aronian – Mamedyarov 1-0

World Chess Candidates 2014 in Khanty Mansiysk witnessed three decisive games on Friday. It’s only the second round and now three players are in joint lead with 1.5 points each: Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik and Peter Svidler. Read a full report on Chess Blog. You can replay all the games of Round 2 in the Chess King applet below.


Aronian, Levon (2830) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757)

Result: 1-0
Site: Khanty-Mansiysk RUS
Date: 2014.03.14
[…] 1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 e6 3.♘f3 d5 4.♘c3 ♗b4 5.♗g5 ♘bd7 6.cxd5 exd5 7.♘d2 c6 8.e3 ♘f8 9.♗d3 ♘g6 10.O-O O-O 11.f4 h6 12.♗xf6 ♕xf6 13.f5 ♘e7 14.♘de4 dxe4 15.♘xe4 ♕h4 16.g3 ♕h3 17.♘f2 ♕xf1+ 18.♔xf1 ♘xf5 19.♕f3 ♘d6 20.e4 f6 21.♗c2 ♗e6 22.♘d3 ♘c4 23.♔g1 ♗d6 24.♘f4 ♗xf4 25.gxf4 ♖ad8 26.f5 ♗f7 27.♕c3 ♖fe8 28.♗d3 ♘b6 29.a4 a6 30.a5 ♘c8 31.e5 ♘e7 32.e6 ♗h5 33.♗e4 ♘d5 34.♕h3 ♗e2 35.♔f2 ♗b5 36.♖g1 ♔h7 37.♕a3 ♗c4 38.♖g4 ♗b5 39.♖g1 ♗c4 40.♖c1 ♗b5 41.♗f3 ♘f4 42.♖d1 ♔h8 43.d5 ♘xd5 44.♗h5