Former world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik did his best to strike down World No. 2 Levon Aronian with two bishops, but the Armenian held his ground. Eventually, the game ended as a draw. Replay the solid defensive game based on the Berlin Defense from Round of the London Chess Classic 2012 with Chess King.

Aronian, Levon (2815) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2795)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: London ENG
Date: 2012.12.07
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