Saturday 21 April 2012

Kramnik vs. Aronian

Vladimir Kramnik Former World Champion    
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The big recommendation for a next few days is a six game match between Former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik from Russia (current number 3 in the World with rating of 2801) and Armenian Grandmaster Levon Aronian (current number 2 in the World with rating of 2820). The match started few minutes ago and Kramnik has a White pieces.
Levon Aronian Armenia chess
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The opening in the first game is Moscow variation of Slavic defence.
They are playing in Zurich, and main purpose of this match is to these two players have some practice before candidate matches witch are on the schedule in the beginning of 2013.
You can follow live game with computer analyses on following link :
.....and if you like commentary from other players there is a very good coverage from IM Werner Hoog and GM Yannick Pelletier (both from Switzerland) on following link :
Kramnik Aronian with video from playing hall and commentary

My prediction for a result is that match will be even and will finish 3-3. 

Update: Aronian won a first game with black pieces.  Kramnik-Aronian 0-1

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