Six-time Russian champion Peter Svidler pulled the self-destruct switch with a doomed d3-pawn weakness and went down fighting to World No. 1 Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in Round 6 at the Fide Chess Candidates in London 2013. Here is the nice game that you can replay with Chess King. A full report on all the games of the round and the tournament is up at Chess Blog.


Svidler,P (2747) – Carlsen,M (2872)

Result: 0-1
Site: London ENG
Date: 2013.03.21
[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 a6 4.¥a4 ¤f6 5.O-O ¥e7 6.d3 b5 7.¥b3 d6 8.a4 b4 9.¤bd2 O-O 10.a5 ¥e6 11.¤c4 ¦b8 12.c3 bxc3 13.bxc3 h6 14.¦e1 £c8 15.¥c2 ¦d8 16.£e2 ¥f8 17.¤e3 d5 18.exd5 ¤xd5 19.¤xd5 ¦xd5 20.h3 ¥f5 21.¦d1 £e6 22.¥b1 £d7 23.¥e3 e4 24.¤d4 ¤xd4 25.¥xd4 exd3 26.¥xd3 ¥xd3 27.¦xd3 c5 28.¥e5 ¦xd3 29.¥xb8 c4 30.¥e5 ¥c5 31.¦b1 £d5 32.¦b8+ ¢h7 33.£h5 £e4 34.¦b2 ¦d5 35.¦e2 £b1+ 36.¢h2 f6