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Peter Svidler vs Andrei Volokitin
Turin Olympiad (2006), Turin ITA, rd 10, May-31
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46)  ·  1-0



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  Mateo: Magnificent game for Svidler, full of brilliancies. He smashed his opponent after a seemingly natural move made by his opponent.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8. O-O Nf6 9. Qe2 Be7 10. b3 O-O 11. Bb2 c5 12. Rad1 Bb7 13. Na4 <already played 13.Rfe1 and 13.ed> Qc7? <Maybe 13...Bc6 is better.> 14. exd5 Nxd5 <14...ed 15.Rfe1> 15. Be5 Qc6 <15...Bd6? 16.Bd6 Qd6 17.c4 Nf4 18.Bh7 Kh8 19.Qe3 Qc6 20.f3 Ng2 21.Kg2 Kh7 22.Nc5, White wins a pawn. 15...Qa5 16.c4 Nf6 17.Bf6 Bf6 18.Qh5, White wins a pawn. 15...Qc8 16.Be4 Ra7 17.c4 Nf6 18.Nb6 Qe8 19.Bf6 Bf6 20.Nd7 Be4 21.Nf6 gf 22.Qe4, White has an overwhelming advantage.> 16. Be4 f6 <only move> 17. c4! Rfd8 <17...fe Qb5 19.Qh5, White wins a pawn to begin. 17...Nf4 18.Bf4 Qe4 19.Qe4 Be4 20.Bd6! wins a pawn> 18. Qh5! fxe5 <18...h6 19.Bg3 ; 18...g6 19.Bg6! hg 20.Qg6 Kf8 > 19. Qxh7+ Kf8 <19...Kf7? 20.Bg6 Kf8 21.Qh8#> 20. cxd5 exd5 21. f4! exf4 < 22.fe Bf6 23.ef gf 24.Rf6! Qf6 25.Rf1 Qf1 26.Kf1 , xc5, b7> 22. Bg6! Qe6 <22...Bg5 23.Rde1 ; 22...Bf6 23.Rfe1 > 23. 23. Qh8+ Qg8 24. Rxf4+ Bf6 25. Rxf6+! 1-0

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  suenteus po 147: This is well and truly a brilliant game by Svidler. He plays the way an elite GM should. As the opponent, everything is going as planned, then...SUDDENLY! the position collapses as if he never had a chance in the first place. Excellent game.

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