Today in round two Aman had the tough pairing against Super GM Arkadij Naiditsch.
It looked like Aman would hold in a queen and pawn ending until he allowed Naiditsch to advance his deadly passed h pawn to h7 by playing 83…b4 instead of continuing the series of checks.
This gives Aman .5 out of two to start. While that doesn’t technically put a norm out of reach, it does mean that he’s got his work cut out for him.
Here is the game.
Til Next Time,