GMs Levon Aronian and Teimour Radjabov won their matches on the first day of the Airthings Masters’ semifinals. Both won two games and drew two, against GMs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Daniil Dubov, respectively.
Dubov vs. Radjabov 1-3
After two draws, Radjabov won his second white game from an Exchange Queen’s Gambit that saw a classic minority attack in a Carlsbad structure. He kept the pressure on Black’s c-pawn and eventually won it.
With less than half a minute on the clock, Radjabov started playing inaccurately and lost his extra pawn, only to win it back after a blunder by Dubov, who was also low on time: (Read more). Photo and news: chess.com
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