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Peter Svidler vs Alexander Grischuk
World Cup (2011), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 7, Sep-17
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-17-11  talisman: let's see chucky's game....
Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: I come back and then I see that here: DRAW! :D
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  whiteshark: It's a dynamic position <17. 0-0 Nd7> Nb6 is really bad placed, so this re-positioning is mol necessary .

Black could go for ...f5

Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: OK I said just before that it's maybe a draw, but please guys... not so early! ;0)
Sep-17-11  Hesam7: I don't know if anyone is watching the press conference or not but Svidler seems very happy almost giddy.
Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: OK now I'll switch to Chucky and Anna Kournikova...ähmmm... Sharevich! :D
Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: Drawschuk talks in slow-motion! ;0) >>>
Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: Pono-Chucky: The position after 20.Nxe5 looks still unclear! 20...f6! looks nice now for black!

21.Re1!? [21.Nf7+? Kg7! 22.Kg1! Rxf7 23.Bxf7 Kxf7 24.Rc1, etc.]

21...Bf5 22.Nf3 Rfe8, etc.

Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: You can follow the game here >>>
Sep-17-11  iosarian: How many games playing in the finaly table?
Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: White is a little bit under pressure now. It's not easy to find the right moves in this (complex) position. 22.Nh4 or 22.h4 looks not bad, because Pono must stay active!
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  tpstar: <Cemoblanca> Join us over here = Live Broadcast Page
Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: ...and after 22.Nd4 Nd2+! 23.Ke2 Nxc4 24.Nxf5 Rae8+ it seems that the psychological ( ok ok I also believe in good moves rather than psychology, but nevertheless ;0) ) advantage would lie in the hands of black now, because white has to find the right continuation.
Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: <tpstar: <Cemoblanca> Join us over here = Live Broadcast Page>

Thanks dude! Appreciate it! :0)

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  Dionysius1: Disappointing to see Peter Svidler making the interpreter's life so difficult at the press conference after this game. I stopped listening before the end because he was talking so long in Russian and then brushing off the interpreter and translating it himself (or at least giving an answer in English, whether it was the same one or not).
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  chancho: I do not not know if Petr has changed his lifestyle or not, but he's playing extremely well, and it's good to see him in the final.

I hope he wins it.

Maybe seeing Gelfand earning a shot at the title next year convinced Petr he had the goods:

search "gelfand v svidler"

Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: <iosarian>

There remain two games under normal time control followed by (if necessary) 4 Rapid games, (if necessary) 2 Blitz games and SD (Sudden Death), if I am not mistaken!

Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: <chancho>

Here is a nice article in "The Guardian" about Peter & Co. >>>

Here's the interesting part:
<The six-time Russian champion, 35, has a different lifestyle from most elite grandmasters. He has no full-time coach, spends less time on preparation, and has a wide range of non-chess activities including cricket, rock music, twin sons and the cultural life of St Petersburg. He plays fast, creatively and intuitively, and colleagues think that only a dilettante approach keeps him from the absolute world top.>

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  chancho: <cemoblanca>

Thanks for that.
Much appreciated.

Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: ...and now it's music time! ;0) Have a nice weekend! Cheers! :0)
Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: <chancho>

You're welcome!

Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: The right social environment is good for everyone, but especially for chess players. There are good examples such as Gelfand, Svidler and Polgar and to play chess in this "colorful lifestyle" makes twice as much fun. :0)
Sep-17-11  Everyone: <Cemoblanca: The right social environment is good for everyone>

How could you be expected to know that?

Sep-17-11  Cemoblanca: <Everyone>

Maybe I should first say at the beginning: "I suppose...". ;0) I don't know (except for the people around me, etc.), of course, but what's wrong with that especially in relation to chess players?

Sep-17-11  waustad: I just picked this game up again after going back to bed early this morning and was rather surprised to find that they'd drawn right about where i left.
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