This is a very important battle for Aronian. He defeated Topalov yesterday to get to a tie for 2nd with Carlsen, 1 point behind Anand. He can jump into a tie for the lead with a win against Anand in this round.

GM Aronian (2739) – GM Anand (2799) [E15]
29.02.2008 / Linares – Round 9

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qc2 Bb7 6.Bg2 c5 7.d5 exd5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.0–0 Be7 10.Qe4 Bc6 11.Ne5 Nf6 12.Nxc6 Nxc6 13.Qa4 0–0 14.Rd1 Nd4 15.Nc3 b5 16.Qa6 b4 17.Nd5 Nxd5 18.Bxd5 Rb8 19.Bf4 Qb6 += 20.Qc4 d6 21.e3 Nb5 22.g4 Nc7 23.Be4 g6 24.Rd2 Rbd8 25.Qe2 d5 26.Bxc7 Qxc7 27.Rxd5 1/2

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