Gata Kamsky avoided theoretical discussion and started calmly with the English opening. In reply, Svidler set the reversed Sicilian Dragon. The play developed slowly with lots of maneuvering, but White attained better pawn structure. Black decided not to wait too long and started operating on the kingside. However, the position opened to white’s benefit. The game still remained very complicated and Kamsky was not sure by how much he was better until he played 42.Rh2. Already after the next move Svidler resigned. Read a report on the round at Chess Blog.

Kamsky, Gata (2741) – Svidler, Peter (2769)

Result: 1-0
Site: Thessaloniki
Date: 2013.05.28
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