Daily Chess Improvement: World Champion's Practical Tactic!

This is from the Aronian v Kramnik game (Berlin Candidates)

Black to move. How should black proceed?

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DaveCubby
DaveCubby

Yancey, yeah, 18. Qa4 is a lemon.

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Editor

You beat me to it, Susan! I had watched this game earlier, and was trying to work out exactly why the Stockfish evaluation from Chessbomb was so stark after Aronian's 18.Qa4??. I will wait to see what others have to say about it before posting my thoughts.

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