Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Peter Svidler vs Magnus Carlsen
"Peter Gunn" (game of the day Feb-20-2017)
Carlsen-Svidler Match (2006) (rapid), Longyearbyen NOR, rd 2, Sep-02
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  1-0


Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 9 times; par: 37 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 44 more Svidler/Carlsen games
+ sac: 13.Rfe1 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can change the color of the light and dark squares by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Or, you can change it with the "SETTINGS" link in the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Related chessbase report:
Jul-14-08  notyetagm: Anyone know how high this game finished in IM Max Notkin's annual poll of Russian chess experts for the year 2006?


Jan-04-09  psmith: <Brown> What is wrong with 11...b5 12. d6 ♕c6?
Jan-04-09  psmith: <Brown>
15...♔f8 16.♗d6+ ♔g8 17.♖e7 f5 loses to 18. ♕g3 g5 19. ♖xg7+! ♔xg7 20. ♕e5 and mates (thanks to Fritz 5.32).

Gulko's line must be something like 15...♔f8 16.♗d6+ ♔g8 17.♖e7 ♔h7 18. ♕xf7 ♖g8 19. ♗e5 ♕xc2 20. ♕xg7+ ♖xg7 21. ♖xg7+ with perpetual.

Dec-02-09  bondll: What is Svidler's idea by 26. Kf1?
Jan-26-10  cybernaut: An exciting game between former world number 3, Svidler and the 15 yr old prodigy Magnus Carlsen.
Jan-26-10  mysql: Who won this match?
Jan-26-10  cybernaut: Svidler.

And here's the prophetic words from Susan Polgar:

"Ultimately in this game, experience prevailed over youth. But I am quite confident that we will hear of a lot more Magnus' successes for many years to come."

Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: Brave prediction that. When almost everyone assumed that Carlsen would never amount to anything, Susan alone had the courage to go against the flow.
Feb-20-17  razetime: Beautifully done game by Svidler. Rxe7!! was beautiful. A move that caused the utter destruction of Carlsen.
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Aright, start the music, I'm in the mood for some horns, and it better be <LOUD>!!

Loud enough to wake up your neighbours (whom probably have no idea what the song is...)

Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: Turns out that Black can play 8...Qc5 and survive with sufficient care. But I do feel a bit puzzled that Black defenders never play 9...b5 immediately. Any particular reason?
Feb-20-17  The Kings Domain: Was this played in 2006 or 1856? Charming retro game. I never knew Svidler had it in him.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: When all the knights have left the board all the chessiness has gone and we're left with a mathematical exercise.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <acirce: Brave prediction that. When almost everyone assumed that Carlsen would never amount to anything, Susan alone had the courage to go against the flow.>

A typically withering comment from the great Acirce. In the days before was populated by the beautiful people it was he that really tied the room together. I wonder where he is now?

Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: this looks like something from Pandolfini's book of opening swindles, "200 Zaps and Traps."
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Offramp,

The Polgar prediction is well known, as is Svidler himself saying round about the same time that both Carlsen and Karjakin would one day be playing a World Championship Final.

Does anyone know of any 'he will amount to nothing' type comments in print.

Pretty sure I'm not guilty. The only player I ever predicted who would amount to nothing was me! (I hate being right all the time.)

But not as bad as Botvinnik "this boy knows nothing about chess" when referring to a young Karpov.

Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Acirce was being hugely sarcastic. I have checked on the internet and on the Huskisson Scale of Sarcasm his post rates an impressive 83.9!

I don't think anyone in 2006 thought that Carlsen was going nowhere.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: I recall Kasparov saying the Polgar girls would not shake the chess world.

An opinion he himself later changed and corrected.

Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Kasparov was jealous that the sisters were getting as much or more attention than he. He said, [exasperated] "They're getting paid more [in appearance fees] than Korchnoi!"
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Another Lame Dumb game title that descends, as usual, into irrelevance


Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: I agree 100 Morf, I don't get it either.

If this position has arisen at some time for White.

click for larger view

OK Peter's Gun.

But why pun a game after a 53 year old English Actor.

Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: Judging by 13. Re1 I think you should keep your eye on the kid. With some hard work and the right coach, he could end up getting an honorable mention one day in the Arctic Circle Penguin and Polar Bear Playoff!
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Did anybody else picture the theme in their mind?
Feb-25-17  Moszkowski012273: 15...Kf8 and the best white has is a draw.

Also 20.Qe4... is absolutely crushing and a hell of a missed shot.

search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: RAPID (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Black Queen suffocated to death. Injustice!
from Ragh's favorite excellent attacking games by Ragh
Peter Swindler
from Chess Mastery by The Kings Domain
obrit's favorite games
by Jaredfchess
13. Rfe1!
from Astonishing Moves by sycophante
from On the attack Timman by takchess
87b_Attack the UNCASTLED KING
by whiteshark
obrit's favorite games
by obrit
Game 22 in How to Crush Your Opponents by Simon Williams
from Carlsen Cranks Up Fredthebear by fredthebear
Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 Sacs that look like a blunders
from Sicilian Old Accelerated Hype Binders by fredthebear
Peter Swindler
from Chess Mastery by Jaredfchess
Power Chess - Svidler
by Anatoly21
How to Crush Your Opponents _ Simon Williams
by stevehrop
attack uncastled king
from favorite games by nckmrrtt
Game 22
from How to Crush Your Chess Opponents (Williams) by Qindarka
February 20: Peter Gunn
from Game of the Day 2017 by Phony Benoni
Peter Swindler
from Chess Mastery by FLAWLESSWIN64
Svidler's Best Games
by AdrianP
Dry Svidler
by Gottschalk

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC