Amazing chess game: Levon Aronian vs Sharma del Hemant : Tradewise Gibraltar (2018) :Sarratt Attack

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Amazing chess game: Levon Aronian vs Sharma del Hemant : Tradewise Gibraltar (2018) :Sarratt Attack

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[Event “Tradewise Gibraltar”]
[Site “Catalan Bay GIB”]
[Date “2018.01.24”]
[EventDate “2018.01.23”]
[Round “2.57”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Levon Aronian”]
[Black “Sharma del Hemant”]
[ECO “D00”]
[WhiteElo “2797”]
[BlackElo “2348”]
[PlyCount “55”]

Instructive game tags: London system, Dark square grip, Knight on e5, how to attack king, no counterplay, opening g file, leveraging f5 pawn, opening up g file, g file attack, Rook sacrifice, rook sac, amazing rook sacrifice, positional and attacking, positional attack, bishop shut in, reinforcing strong knight, central square weakness

Wiki info about Aronian:
Levon Grigori Aronian (Armenian: Լևոն Գրիգորի Արոնյան; born 6 October 1982) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster. On the March 2014 FIDE rating list, he was ranked number two in the world and had an Elo rating of 2830,[3] making him the fourth highest rated player in history.

Aronian won the FIDE World Cup in 2005 and the 2017. He led the Armenian national team to the gold medals in the Chess Olympiads of 2006 (Turin), 2008 (Dresden) and 2012 (Istanbul)[4] and at the World Team Chess Championship in Ningbo 2011. He won the FIDE Grand Prix 2008–2010, qualifying him for the Candidates Tournament for the World Chess Championship 2012, where he was knocked out in the first round. He was also world champion in Chess960 in 2006 and 2007, in rapid chess in 2009, and in blitz chess in 2010.

Aronian has been the leading Armenian chess player since the early 2000s.[5] His popularity in Armenia has led to him being called a celebrity,[6] and a hero.[7] He was named the best sportsman of Armenia in 2005[8] and was awarded the title of Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia in 2009. In 2012 he was awarded the Order of St. Mesrop Mashtots.[9]

In 2016, CNN called Aronian the “David Beckham of chess”.[10]

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bd3 b6 6. Nbd2 Bb7
7. Ne5 a6 8. O-O Nbd7 9. c3 O-O 10. Qf3 Ne8 11. Qh3 f5
12. Ndf3 Nxe5 13. Nxe5 Nd6 14. g4 c5 15. Kh1 Bg5 16. Bxg5 Qxg5
17. gxf5 Nxf5 18. Rg1 Qe7 19. Rxg7+ Qxg7 20. Rg1 cxd4
21. Rxg7+ Kxg7 22. Qg4+ Kh8 23. Bxf5 dxe3 24. Qd4 Rxf5
25. Nf7+ Kg8 26. Nh6+ Kf8 27. Nxf5 exf5 28. fxe3 1-0

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