Sunday, June 03, 2007

Carlsen - Aronian Candidate 2007 Round 1 Tiebreaks: Aronian won 4-2 !

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Carlsen-Aronian matches proved to be the most fighting games in round 1, Candidate 2007. They were tied 3-3 in classical time control and then tied 2-2 in 4 rapid games time rate 25m+10s. According to the regulation, two blitz games 5m+10s will be played and if still tied, then one final game with 6 minute vs 5 minutes (no increment), and black has draw odds.

Rapid Games
Aronian won the 1st rapid game, the 2nd and 3rd rapid game ended in a draw. The 4th and final rapid game were won by Carlsen due to Aronian mistake in drawn position .

This the position before Aronian made the blunder 82...Qc1+?? 83.Kg6 Qb1+ 84.Qf5 1–0

So the game continue with the blitz games.

Blitz Games

The 1st blitz game were won by Aronian, the 2nd game, Carlsen in a must win situation tried so hard but to no avail. He tried to complicate matters by making an exchange sacrifice on move 33
33.Bxg7 ( Aronian accept the sacrifice confidently and use his material advantage to won the game and the match) 33...Ng5 34.Qb3 Rxc1 35.Nf6+ Kxg7 36.Nxe8+ Qxe8 37.Qb2+ Kg6 38.Qxc1 Qe5 39.Rd1 Ne4 40.Qe3 Nd7 41.d6 h5 42.Qb3 c4 43.Qxc4 Qc5+ 44.Qxc5 bxc5 45.Rb1 Kf6 46.Rb7 Ke6 47.Rxa7 Kxd6 48.Kf1 c4 49.Ke2 c3 50.Ra6+ Kd5 51.Kd1 Ne5 52.Ra5+ Kd4 53.Kc2 Nc4 54.Ra8 Ne3+ 55.Kb3 Nc5+ 56.Ka2 c2 57.Rd8+ Kc3

Carlsen lost must be a disappointing results to many fans but he should not be shame because as the underdog (rating and age) he gave Aronian a very hard times. It is sad to accept Carlsen lost this interesting match by blitz tie-break.... but that's life.

He's still young and i give him 5 more years to be World Champion!

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