World Rapid Chess: Karjakin’s Finesse for Win Against Svidler

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The World Rapid Chess Championship 2012 that was held in Astana, Kazakhstan saw a strong performance by Russia’s Sergey Karjakin to win the title ahead of some of the world’s strongest grandmasters. An important game that allowed Karjakin to get ahead of Magnus Carlsen was the won against Peter Svidler on the final day. Going for a simple combination, Karjakin first wins a pawn and then builds on the small advantage.

Peter Svidler (2749) – Sergey Karjakin (2779)

Result: 0-1
Site: Astana KAZ
Date: 2012.07.08

[…] 1.¤f3 ¤f6 2.c4 b6 3.d4 e6 4.g3 ¥a6 5.b3 ¥b4+ 6.¥d2 ¥e7 7.¥g2 c6 8.O-O d5 9.£c2 O-O 10.¦d1 ¤bd7 11.a4 c5 12.cxd5 ¤xd5 13.¤c3 ¦c8 14.£b2 ¥b7 15.dxc5 ¤xc5 16.¥f4 £e8 17.¥e5 f6 18.¥d4 £f7 19.¦ac1 ¤xc3 20.¦xc3 ¦fd8 21.¦dc1 ¥xf3 22.¦xf3 ¤xa4 23.bxa4 ¦xc1+ 24.£xc1 ¦xd4 25.a5 bxa5 26.¦c3 ¥f8 27.e3 ¦d8 28.¦c6 a4 29.¥f1 £b7 30.£c4 £b3 31.¦xe6 ¦d1 32.¦c6+ £xc4 33.¦xc4 a3 34.¦a4 ¥c5 35.¢g2 ¢f8 36.¥c4 ¦c1 37.¥d5 ¢e7 38.h4 ¢d6 39.¥g8 h6 40.¢f3 ¦c2 41.¥b3 ¦b2 42.¥c4 ¢c6 43.¦a6+ ¢b7 44.¦a4 ¥b4

One Response to “World Rapid Chess: Karjakin’s Finesse for Win Against Svidler”

  • Sebastian Wolff, Washington says:

    that was rapid. very exciting i watched it live. i am all for blitz and rapid chess

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