Norway Chess Super Tournament 2013 Round 2: Wang Hao used his space advantage and home preparation well to cash in on Black’s plans. The endgame with Rook, Knight and four pawns versus Rook, Bishop and three pawns was too tough for Svidler to defend. Eventually, the Chinese Grandmaster took home the point. Read a report on the Round at Chess Blog.


Wang, Hao (2743) – Svidler, Peter (2769)

Result: 1-0
Site: Sandnes NOR
Date: 2013.05.09
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