What would you play here as White?

The fifth round at the Istanbul Chess Olympiad 2012 saw fireworks all around. Some of those were on board one at the top table between Armenia and Ukraine. Levon Aronian broke Vassily Ivanchuk’s defences in a nice Queen’s Indian. This leaves Armenia and Russia in joint lead at the end of Round 5. Sunday was a rest day. Read the full report at Chess Blog. Meanwhile, here’s Aronian firing on all cylinders.


Aronian, Levon (2816) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2769)

Result: 1-0
Site: 0:53.35-0:29.49
Date: 2012.09.01
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