SANDS: Spirited chess battle a draw for Kramnik, Aronian

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Finegold-Yang, St. Louis Invitational, April 2012

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 b5 7. e5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Nxg5 hxg5 10. Bxg5 Nbd7 11. exf6 Bb7 12. g3 Qb6 13. Bg2 c5 14. dxc5 Bxc5 15. O-O O-O-O 16. Qe2 Rdg8 17. h4 Nxf6 18. Bxf6 Rxg3 19. Ne4 Rhg8 20. Bg5 Qc6 21. Rae1 f5 22. Kh2 Rxg2+ 23. Kxg2 fxe4 24. Qg4 Qd5 25. Rd1 Qe5 26. Kh3 Rf8 27. f4 exf3 28. Rfe1 Qc7 29. Qxe6+ Kb8 30. Qe5 f2 31. Qxc7+ Kxc7 32. Rf1 Be4 33. Kg3 Bd3 34. Bf4+ Kc6 35. Bg5 Bxf1 36. Rxf1 Kd5 37. Kg2 Ke4 38. Rd1 b4 39. Kf1 c3 40. bxc3 bxc3 White resigns.

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David R. Sands

David R. Sands

Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.

At The Times, Mr. Sands has covered numerous beats, including international trade, banking, politics ...

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