(1) Carlsen,M (2690) - Aronian,L (2744) [E15]
XXIV SuperGM Morelia/Linares MEX/ESP (9), 03.03.2007
[Mihail Marin]



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Bg2 c6 8.Bc3 d5 9.Ne5 Nfd7 10.Nxd7 Nxd7 11.Nd2 0-0 12.0-0 Rc8 13.e4 c5 14.exd5 exd5 15.dxc5 dxc4 16.c6 cxb3 17.Re1 b2 18.Bxb2 Nc5 19.Nb3 Nd3 20.Re2 Nxb2 21.Rxb2 Qxd1+ 22.Rxd1 Rfd8 23.Rbd2 Rxd2 24.Rxd2 Rd8 25.Rxd8+ Bxd8 26.Nd4 Bc4 27.Bf1
[Not really creative. In the game Topalov-Leko, played just days earlier in Morelia, White chose 27.a4 Kf8 28.Nb5 which left White with "the symbolically better side of a dead drawn position". Carlsen is not that ambitious and forces an immediate repetition of moves.]

27...Bd5
[Not 27...Bxa2? because of 28.Nb5 winning a piece after 29.c7.]

28.Bg2 Bc4 1/2-1/2