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Peter Svidler vs Magnus Carlsen
Tata Steel (2018), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 6, Jan-19
English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jan-19-18  optimuswise: Wow crazy game!
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  Dionysius1: This one gives the lie to "draws are boring". A lot of fun to watch. As if both players were balancing on cliff edges and swatting their opponent with heavy batons. Although given their callibre maybe it was a lot calmer for them!
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  morfishine: I thought Svidler had him (what-with his Bishops pointed at Black's uncastled King position) but Carlsen has a way of being very difficult to beat. There's a whole slew of interesting positions to review here! Exciting game!


Jan-19-18  ewan14: Agreed. !
Jan-19-18  rogl: The players postmortem can be seen here
Jan-19-18  razetime: This was a mad game. Svidler managed to find the drawing sequence just in time to prevent checkmate.
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  ChessHigherCat: What a game! Svidler went from the most cramped, passive and undeveloped position imaginable at move 12 to the most aggressive and fully developed position imaginable at move 20 but Carlsen swallowed his underdog super-energy pill in the nick of time and almost won
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  PawnSac: hmmm. i didn't realize it but Peter has a + record against Magnus!

Classical games: Peter Svidler beat Magnus Carlsen 2 to 1, with 12 draws.

Jan-20-18  transpose: Very cool game. And an even cooler post-mortem.
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  offramp: Another one of those Nd6 x unmoved Bishop on c8 games. Normally it is a good move, here it ends in only a draw.
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