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    Nakamura v Aronian - Showdown In Saint Louis

    After 1 win each in the 4 main games, Aronian only won 2 of the 16 Blitz games - game 10 and the very last, which finished with QxR+ on g8 followed by Black resigning (he loses his Queen next move) - exactly the same finish that Max had in one of his Olympiad games.
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    Sorry for nitpicking. The PGN from http://www.theweekinchess.com/ has three wins. Not quite as one sided.

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     1: Nakamura, Hikaru 2767  gm  27 USA   9.5 / 16   1011==1==01===10   2862 +22  (+6 -3 =7)
     2: Aronian, Levon   2797  gm  32 ARM   6.5 / 16   0100==0==10===01   2702 -22  (+3 -6 =7)
    I enjoyed the two decisive classical games.

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    On the ChessDom site showing every individual game, it is indeed 9.5 - 6.5, but it's 5 -2 with 9 draws. One site has their figures out of whack.

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    It should be noted that this was a "friendly" match. So not too much should be read into the result. Nakamura has long been near top of the pack at the fast stuff. I expect Aronian to have a successful 2015.
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    My prediction is Lev is too rounded a guy to spend his life to become world champ.

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