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The World Rapid Chess Championship 2012 that was held in Astana, Kazakhstan saw a strong performance by Russia’s Sergey Karjakin to win the title ahead of some of the world’s strongest grandmasters. An important game that allowed Karjakin to get ahead of Magnus Carlsen was the won against Peter Svidler on the final day. Going for a simple combination, Karjakin first wins a pawn and then builds on the small advantage.


Peter Svidler (2749) – Sergey Karjakin (2779)

Result: 0-1
Site: Astana KAZ
Date: 2012.07.08
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