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Peter Svidler vs Baadur Jobava
FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 11, May-26
French Defense: Rubinstein. Fort Knox Variation (C10)  ·  1-0

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May-26-15  Marmot PFL: 66 Kd6 1-0 is correct.
May-26-15
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  whiteshark: <Marmot PFL: 66 Kd6 1-0 is correct.> Right!

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May-26-15
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  AylerKupp: <Marmot PFL> Are you sure about that? In other words, what's your source?. Downloading the games from the official FIDE site (http://khantymansiysk2015.fide.com/...) shows the last move to be 66.Ke4. Of course, this could be incorrect also.

Another possibility was suggested by <paavoh>here: FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015) (kibitz #689). Jobava might have resigned after 65...Rc1 and 66.Ke4 could have been an artifact of the automated boards in use.

If indeed Svidler's last move was 66.Ke4 then he theoretically threw away the win according to Stockfish 6 since as pointed in FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015) (kibitz #687), Black theoretically draws after 66...Rc4+. I say "theoretically" because there is no guarantee that Jobava (or Svidler, for that matter) would have found the best moves with the clock ticking away.

May-26-15
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  whiteshark: <AylerKupp> I watched the live-feed on chess24.com, where/when Jobava resigned after <66.Kd6>. ;)
May-26-15
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  AylerKupp: <whiteshark> How interesting. I was also watching the chess24.com live feed (https://chess24.com/en/embed-tourna...) and you're right, it shows Svidler playing 66.Kd6 from the following position at 02:01:03 into the video.


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Svidler then leaves the table and Jobava resigns when Svidler returns at 02:01:46 and the commentators even mentioned. So I clearly took my eyes away from this game at the time and relied on the display on the board and the score. So apparently the automatic board indicated the wrong move.

I just looked at it again on the chess24 site and I see the same thing; it shows 66.Kd4 both on the display board and on the list of game moves, so they haven't been corrected. The Stockfish analysis also lists the next 3 top moves and their evals at d=24 to be 67...Rc4+ [0.00], 67...Rc2 [+2.93], and 67...Kg7 [+2.95]. I guess that the start of the analysis from a given position is automatically triggered whenever a new move is detected even though it's incorrect.

I wonder if anyone at FIDE will detect the error and correct it? Not that it matters much, although it makes me wonder about the degree of accuracy in the FIDE *.pgn archives.

May-26-15  Olsonist: Svidler himself would probably hear of it and get it corrected.
May-27-15  Joachim Brother: I also watched it live and saw Peter play Kd6. Then Jobava resigned, after which the white king was moved to e4 to indicate the win for white with the kings on e4 and d5. It needs correction since Ke4 is a draw, which would have been a blunder, should he have played that.
Dec-25-15  joddon: SVIDLERS PURE FURIOUS WHO KNOWS WHAT PLANS HE HAS NEXT...HE SO GOOD ON TIME, HE DOESNT RELY ON HIS QUEEN TO FINISH THE GAME....NEVER NEVER NEVER...THATS WHY PLAYERS GET TIRED OF SITTING AND LOOKING AT HIS GRUESOME FACE WHILE THE TOURNAMENT GOES ON!lol

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