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Sergey Karjakin vs Peter Svidler
World Championship Candidates (2014), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Mar-13
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation English Attack (B48)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Stonehenge: Another game with 9...Ng4:

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  whiteshark: It would be interesting to know why Svidler didn't play <23... fxe4 24.bxc4 Rxc4>

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Gustafsson/Trent thought in their live-coverage that after <25. f5> it's going to be crazy...

Mar-13-14  Gilmoy: In Khanty, Russia, pawn <not> takes bishop!
Mar-13-14  onur87: If karjakin wants to win tournament, he should win with white. (especially opposite to andreikin, mamed, topa, svid ) So i think this isnot a good start for him. I expect more aggressive play from him.
Mar-13-14  mbvklc: Draws in these kind of positions always leave a bitter disappointment.
Mar-14-14  Broadwit: At the least pawns removed from F and G file would have given some tense moments to Svidler. "Russians have fixed World Chess!" Bobby Fischer.
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  Check It Out: This could have been an exciting game. I think Svidler was content with a draw as black in the first round.

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