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Learn from the Grandmasters: Aronian vs. Caruana, Commented by Jan Markos (video)

Stanislav Pavlovič | February 9, 2012 – 13:133 Comments | 2,349 views

This is the introduction to our new video series focused on top world players, recently played top games and new ideas in chess. You will see the exciting game between GM Aronian and GM Caruana with commentary of the best Slovakian player – GM Jan Markos. This match took place in Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2012.

Although being centuries, even millenia old, the game of chess is in constant development, progressing from year to year, from tournament to tournament. It is necessary to stay on current, to watch the buzz around new playing styles and tactics.

The innovating leaders in any field of human activity are usually the most skilled, the most educated and the most experienced practitioners. As such, we have decided to provide you an insight into a recent game of famous grandmasters. Today’s game was played between two of the 20 best players in the world.

First one, Levon Aronian, born 1982 in Armenia, has a rating of 2805, making him the world’s number two among active players.  Interestingly enough, he is the reigning World Blitz Chess Champion.

His opponent is just nineteen-year old Italian boy, namely Fabiano Caruana. He is currently Italia’s number one, with a rating of 2736. This also makes him a number 17 in the FIDE ladder. Don’t let his age deceive you; his talent was discovered when he was five and since then, he worked tremendously to improve it, gaining his grandmaster title by the age of 14.

The particular Aronian – Caruana game comes from this year’s Tata Steel Tournament, considered one of the top tournaments of the year. Aronian, after playing agressively all along the course, has been a winner this year. The commentary is again provided by Slovakia’s highest-rated player, GM Jan Markos, this time with a crispier and more comprehensible audio. :)

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