Peaceful start at the World Cup Final

Aronian has white in the first of the 4-game classical match. In case of a tie, they will proceed with Rapid, Blitz then Armageddon. Photo by http://tbilisi2017.fide.com

Aronian, Levon - Ding, Liren ½-½

FIDE World Cup 2017 (Final game 1)

  1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e5 Ne4 6. Nf3 Bf57. Be2 d4 8. Nxe4 Bxe4 9. Bc4 Bd5 10. Qb3 Bxc4 11. Qxc4 Nc612. O-O Qd7 13. d3 Qe6 14. Qxe6+ fxe6 15. Ng5 Kd7 16. f4 Be717. Ne4 Raf8 18. Bd2 g5 19. g3 Rhg8 20. Kh1 gxf4 21. gxf4 Rg622. Rac1 Rfg8 23. a3 a5 24. Rf3 b6 25. Rh3 R8g7 26. Ng3 Nd827. b4 axb4 28. axb4 b5 29. Kg2 Nc6 30. Rb1 Rf7 31. Rh5 Rg832. Rh6 Bf8 33. Rh3 Be7 34. Rh6 Bf8 35. Rh3 Be7 ½-½
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