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Peter Svidler vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
Russian Championship Superfinal (2013), Nizhny Novgorod RUS, rd 1, Oct-05
English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights Variation (A34)  ·  1-0



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Oct-06-13  paavoh: Wow, what a super-aggressive opening by Svidler. He went all out. Good to see this from him.
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  whiteshark: "Svidler came out with an interesting and aggressive reversed Sicilian type of position in which he launched a quick h4-h5 attack. The game was chaotic and wild, and it seems that despite obtaining an edge from the opening it was the young player with Black that outplayed his more experienced opponent. The fateful mistake came on move 32. Black had just sacrificed an exchange for activity and a strong pawn and he had to maintain it alive with <32...Ne3!> instead of this Svidler was able to consolidate his exchange and eventually win the game."

A tactical back and forth game favored White <when Nepomniachtchi made a mistake in time trouble>

Oct-09-13  Ulhumbrus: An alternative to 9...Qc7 is 9...e5 eg 10 d4 0-0

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