Live commentary by IM Alexander Ipatov
One more time Carlsen – Aronian, and one more time in the first round of a super tournament! Round 1 of Bilbao Final Masters 2008 paired them together (replay game here) with reverse colors; a game in which Carlsen managed to create a masterpiece on the board. Now in Tata Steel round 1 they meet again, with Carlsen having white.
Besides in the first round Bilbao, Carlsen and Aronian have had quite a number of clashes in the past years, here are some of them commented:
(click on the links for the commented games)