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Peter Svidler vs Sergey Volkov
Russian Championship (2003), Krasnoyarsk RUS, rd 8, Sep-11
French Defense: Advance. Wade Variation (C02)  ·  1-0

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Sep-19-03  seoulmama: A beautiful game.
Sep-30-03  DexterGordon: The sacrifices e6 and Nd3 are really impressive!
Feb-25-04  refutor: 14.e6 was just a great move freeing up e5 for the knight...
Sep-30-04  clocked: Voted best game of the 6-month period. Sure, anyone could play 17.Nd2 with advantage, but it takes vision to conceive the plan c4-c5-Nd3!!

Sidelines:
20...f4 21.Nxf4 Bf7 22.Nd3 Qa2 23.Nc3
20...Bc8 21.Nd2 b6 22.cxb6 Qxa3 23.bxc7+ Nxc7 24.Qb6

Sep-30-04  Kean: and after 14.e6 the white squares are took, the rook has to move and its possible c4, in fact all what follows starts with that great move. Svidler is such a talented player and i wonder if he didnt visualized everything at 10..Nf5
Feb-15-06  mulondabl: very impresive
Jul-23-18  SpiritedReposte: A really deep game where black thought he was robbing a rook in broad daylight.
Mar-19-21
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  plang: Several months earlier at the Russian Team Championship Volkov had defeated Sveshnikov with 9..Nh6; here he varied with 9..Ne7 which was also a new move in the 7 b3!? variation which was topical at the time. 12..c4?! was dubious positionally; Black should be OK after 12..Be6. Svidler spent a matter of seconds to play both 13 bxc and 14 e6!. Svidler said after the game that 17 Nd2 would have been objectively stronger. Volkov played 20..Qa2?! very quickly leading to a poor endgame; both players had missed the best defense: 20..Bc8! 21 Nd2..b6! 22 cxb..Qxa3 23 bxc+..Nxc7 24 Qb6..Qa6 25 Qb3 with White having compensation for the pawn but nothing more. The endgame after 25..Qxa6?! was hopeless; 25..bxa would at least have given some practical defensive chances.

Voted the 6th best game in Informant 88.

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