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Anish Giri vs Peter Svidler
Rising Stars - Experience (2010), Amsterdam NED, rd 1, Aug-12
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-13-10
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  whiteshark: Anish Giri had prepared well for his game against Peter Svidler and got a promising position. As Svidler put it with some sense of drama: <I barely got out of the opening>, to which he added, <but I also played well.>

After <11.Be3> Black has to be very careful and when he took his time to delve into the position, Svidler found the strong <14a5> which kept the balance.

Another crucial move he had to see well in advance was <21Nd4>, which led to an equal ending and a draw after 31 moves.

Svidler was pleased with the post-mortem that ensued in which he could show that he had defended well: <Anish was impressed by my <14a5>, so I was happy.>

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