London Chess Candidates Round 3: Teimour Radjabov’s overnight victory story ran into Peter Svidler’s bulldozer and the Azeri GM suffered a painful defeat in the third round with Black. The King’s Indian game with a gambit twist witnessed that saw the Russian Grandmaster consolidate easily and head for a win piece-up. Read a full round 3 report on Chess Blog. Replay the game in the extended post with Chess King.


Svidler, Peter (2747) – Radjabov, Teimour (2793)

Result: 1-0
Site: London ENG
Date: 2013.03.17
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