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Levon Aronian vs Alexander Grischuk was the ninth round game in the Sinquefield Cup 2018, taking place in St. Louis, U.S. Both Grischuk and Aronian were still in contention for winning the tournament before the round. Alas, a sharp game evolved. First, Grischuk offered a exchange sacrifice (which was declined), then Aronian sacrificed a full rook! Mikhail Tal, the eighth World Champion, who was well known for his speculative sacrifices would have been proud of this game :) You can play through the game with engine evaluation here: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/grand-chess-tour-sinquefield-cup-2018/2/1/3 Remarkable Games Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgtWsdyLNS02Pu-3WKm_p7_b7vg5ndUaR You can read more about the Sinquefield Cup here (from chess24): The Sinquefield Cup sees Magnus Carlsen and 9 more of the world's best players compete in the Saint Louis Chess Club from 18-27 August 2018. The event is the last leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour before the final in London, with Carlsen joining the tour regulars as a wild card. In addition to tour points the prize fund is $300,000, with $75,000 for 1st place. Players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves then 60 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second delay from move 1. A tie for first place will be decided in a 2-game rapid mini-match (10 min + 5 sec delay), only between the top two, and if necessary an Armageddon game (5 vs. 4) on 28 August at 13:00 local time. Official website: https://grandchesstour.org/2018-grand-chess-tour/2018-sinquefield-cup Thanks to Lennart Ootes for letting me use his fabulous pictures! My goal is to become the best chess channel on YouTube. You can help me achieve this by giving me feedback and suggestions in the comments. And also, of course, by subscribing to my channel :) https://www.youtube.com/user/nichus2012?sub_confirmation=1 If you find my videos entertaining and (more importantly) useful, you can show your appreciation with a small donation via PayPal. Thank you :) Link to PayPal donation: https://www.paypal.me/GMHuschenbeth People often ask me which chess books to read. Here is my comprehensive list of recommended chess resources: https://www.amazon.com/shop/gmhuschenbeth Let's stay in touch :) ▶Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/nichus2012?sub_confirmation=1 ▶Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1M9PnQX ▶Twitter: https://twitter.com/GM_Huschenbeth ▶Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gm_huschenbeth/ ▶Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/gm_huschenbeth ▶Website: http://www.niclas-huschenbeth.de ▶Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/GMHuschenbeth --------------------------------------------------------- Niclas Huschenbeth (born February 29, 1992 in Hann. Muenden) is a German Chess Grandmaster. Huschenbeth learned how to play chess at the age of five and participated in youth chess tournaments. He was awarded the title of International Master in 2008 and the Grandmaster title in 2012. At age 18, he achieved his most notable success, becoming the youngest German Champion in history. He has played 52 times for the German national team and participated in two chess olympiads. Currently, Huschenbeth studies industrial/organizational psychology at the Free University of Berlin.