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Teimour Radjabov vs Peter Svidler
World Championship Candidates (2013), London ENG, rd 10, Mar-27
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-27-13  optimal play: Going into this game Svidler and Radjabov were both in the bottom three places with scores of 4/9 & 3/9 respectively, so at this stage you would think that with nothing to lose, both of them would be playing aggressively and trying to win every game from here on. Yet all they could manage was this 20 move draw?! Compare this with the other three games from round 10

Then again, maybe they're each just desperate not to finish last?

Mar-27-13  notyetagm: <optimal play> They are desperate to hang on to their rating points. That's how you get invited places at this level.
Mar-27-13  optimal play: Ahhh... of course! You're right <notyetagm> They *do* still have something to lose. That would certainly explain their timid draw, but I still don't think it's within the spirit of the competition.
Mar-28-13  RookFile: I don't see how you can blame Svidler for this game. He was able to make a solid draw with the black pieces, and fairly quickly. By virtue of conserving his strength, we should expect a good outing with the white pieces next time from him.
Mar-28-13  optimal play: <RookFile> A very insightful assessment as it turned out Svidler vs Aronian, 2013
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  FSR: Svidler ended up finishing only a half point out of first, so trying to win this game might have been good.

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