Chess Candidates 2014 R5: Svidler beats Topalov; Anand Keeps Lead

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Day 5 at the World Chess Candidates in Khanty Mansiysk saw one decisive games and three draws though none were easy. Peter Svidler did well to recover from his overnight loss to beat Veselin Topalov. Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian struggled in a bitter battle which resulted in a draw. Viswanathan Anand let Dmitry Andreikin settle for a draw which could have been hard to prove for the latter and Sergey Karjakin and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov were also satisfied with a draw. You can read a full report on Chess Blog. Replay the games with Chess King.

Peter Svidler – Veselin Topalov

Result: 1-0
Site: Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Date: 2014.03.18
[…] 1.e4 e5 2.♘f3 ♘c6 3.♗b5 a6 4.♗a4 ♘f6 5.O-O ♗c5 6.c3 b5 7.♗c2 d5 8.d4 dxe4 9.dxe5 ♕xd1 10.♖xd1 exf3 11.exf6 gxf6 12.♗e4 ♗d7 13.a4 O-O-O 14.axb5 ♘e5 15.♗f4 ♗xb5 16.♘a3 ♖xd1+ 17.♖xd1 ♗e2 18.♖d5 ♖g8 19.g3 ♗xa3 20.bxa3 ♘g6 21.♗e3 ♖e8 22.♗f5+ ♔b7 23.♖d4 ♖e5 24.g4 a5 25.h3 h5 26.♗e4+ ♔a6 27.gxh5 ♖xh5 28.♖d8 ♘e5 29.a4 c6 30.♖b8 ♘c4 31.♗d4 c5 32.♗xf6 ♘b6 33.♗d8 ♘d5 34.♖a8+ ♔b7 35.♖xa5 ♖e5 36.♖xc5 ♖xe4 37.♖xd5 ♖xa4 38.♖f5 ♔c8 39.♗g5 ♖c4 40.♗d2 ♖c7 41.h4 ♔d8 42.♗g5+ ♔e8 43.♖d5 f5 44.h5 ♖c4 45.♖d4 ♖xc3 46.h6 ♖c8 47.h7 ♔f7 48.♗d8

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