Peter Svidler,


Bizarrely, in Game 7 Topalov had his third White in a row - in this match, for the first time in history, the colours were reversed halfway through the match. After the entirely uneventful Game 6 it was important for Veselin to impose his will on the proceedings and force Kramnik to fight on his turf.

Queen's Gambit Accepted D27
Game 7

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3. Shelving 4.Nc3, which he spent four days preparing before Game 6.

4...e6 5.Bd3. And now an even rarer decision - by keeping the knight on b1 White keeps his options open for longer - in some lines it may be developed to d2.

5...dxc4. The threat of Nb1-d2 at some point should not be too scary in general, and Black could continue in the normal Meran vein. But, judging from the speed with which Vladimir took this decision, White's idea was not entirely unexpected - and Black unveils a new weapon, transposing to the Queen's Gambit accepted. With Sergey Rublevsky - perhaps the world's leading expert in this opening - on the team, this could not have been a total surprise.

6.Bxc4 c5 7.0-0 a6 8.Bb3 cxd4 9.exd4 Nc6 10.Nc3 Be7 11.Re1 0-0. A well-known position - but White's treatment of it is quite unusual.

12.a4!? 12. Bg5, 12.Bf4 or 12.a3 are much more common in this position - but Veselin decides that preventing b7-b5 is a bigger priority.

12...Bd7 13.Ne5 Be8. Preventing Bg5 for the time being - but 13...Nb4 14.Bg5 Bc6 also made sense.

14.Be3 Rc8 15.Rc1 Nb4. Black had to make this move sooner or later - and now White is able to transfer his Queen to a much more active position.

16.Qf3 Bc6 17.Qh3 Bd5. In general simplifications favour Black - White's only realistic chance for an advantage is in the possible attack on the K-side - but this move seriously limits Black's options, and allows White to regroup. During the game I wondered whether Black could afford to play something like 17...Nbd5 18.Bg5 Qd6, leaving White guessing as to what exactly his plans are.

18.Nxd5 Nbxd5 19.Rcd1. Of course White does not want to trade more pieces than is absolutely necessary.

19...Rc7. Taking the bishop on e3 was risky: 19...Nxe3 20.Rxe3 Bd6 21.Nxf7 (21.Bxe6 fxe6 22.Qxe6+ Kh8 23.Ng6+ hxg6 24.Rh3+ looks exciting, but after 24...Nh5 25.Qxg6 Rf6 26.Rxh5+ Kg8 27.Qh7+ Kf7 White runs out of checks; 21.f4 Nd5 22.Rf3 Qc7 is also playable for Black - it will be hard for White to force the f4-f5 breakthrough) 21...Rxf7 22.Bxe6 Rcc7 23.Rc3!, and White will exert some lasting pressure. Black has no weaknesses, and could very well hold this position - but it is easy to see why he did not fancy it all that much.

Another option was 19...Qb6 - but after 20.Bg5 (20.Bxd5 exd5 21.Bg5 Rfe8 does not promise White anything) 20...Rfd8 21.a5!? Qd6 (21...Qxa5? 22.Nxf7) 22.f4 White's initiative is considerable.

20.Bg5 Qc8. The text move gives White a free hand - with the rook on c7 and the Queen on c8 counterplay will be hard to come by - but it also overprotects White's most obvious targets on e6 and f7. It is not immediately clear why Vladimir decided against the more natural 20...Qd6 - after 21.f4 g6 his position is quite solid. To continue the attack White would have to play 22.g4!?, which would make play quite double-edged.

21.Qf3. With the Queen locked away on c8, White changes tack.

21...Rd8 22.h4. White is feeling very comfortable - there are no direct threats, but Black is completely passive, and White will be able to start a serious assault on the K-side if he is willing to use the g-pawn as a battering ram.

22...h6. A very unhappy choice - I can still vividly remember becoming a social outcast for a week in Torino after playing this move in a similar structure against David Navara - but Black decided that tolerating the bishop on g5 has become impossible. This move comes with a price tag, of course - now White has a target on the K-side.

23.Bc1. White does not want to allow any simplifications at all, but this move gives Black a tactical opening. 23.Bd2 was also possible, and I believe Black would have to bite the bullet and play 23...Bb4 (23...Bd6 24.g4 is very scary) 24.Bxb4 Nxb4, and after 25.Nxf7 Rxf7 (25...Kxf7 26.Bxe6+ Qxe6 27.Rxe6 Kxe6 28.g4! should favor White) 26.Bxe6 Qc7 (26...Rdd7 27.g4! loses) 27.Rc1 Qe7 Black's position looks very risky, but if he manages to withstand the immediate onslaught he will have good chances for survival.

25.g4!? also deserves serious attention, but Black may be able to pull through in the ensuing complications: 25...Nc6 (25...Nfd5 26.g5 hxg5 27.hxg5 Nc6 28.g6 is very dangerous. e.g. 28...Nxe5 29.dxe5 fxg6 30.Rxd5 exd5 31.Bxd5+ Rxd5 32.Qxd5+ Kh7 33.e6+/-) 26.Nxf7 Rxf7 27.Bxe6 Qc7 28.d5 Ne5 29.Qg3 Nfxg4 30.Bxf7+ Kxf7! (30...Qxf7 31.f4+-) 31.Rd4 Qc5 32.Ree4 h5, and the position becomes unclear.

23...Bb4 24.Rf1 Bd6?! Continuing the pre-planned manouevre and completely ignoring the computer-like 24...Nc3!?, which looks very odd but is in fact rather hard to meet: 24...Nc3 25.Ng4!? (worse is 25.bxc3 Rxc3 26.Bxe6 Qxe6, and now 27.Qxb7? Nd5 is very bad for White - the Queen is in grave danger) 25...Nxg4 (or 25...Nxd1 26.Nxf6+ gxf6 27.Bxh6 Bf8 28.Bxf8 Rxf8 29.Rxd1 Rc1, and White will have to give a perpetual) 26.bxc3 Rxc3 27.Qxg4 Rxb3 28.Bxh6 Bf8 29.Bg5 Rd5 30.h5 Qc2, and Black has good prospects.

Now White has a decision to make. While the internet spectators were screaming for 25.g4, Veselin sank into deep thought and finally decided on 25.g3, prompting cries of 'mouseslip' from the easily excitable ICC crowd. This move signals the end of White's attack.

Let's try to understand what could make White reject the tempting 25.g4. Perhaps he decided that after the calm 25...Nh7 26.g5?! (of course, White is not forced to play this move immediately, but the attacking alternatives are not obvious) 26...hxg5 27.hxg5 Bxe5 28.dxe5 Nf8 the pawn storm could backfire.

25...Bxe5 26.dxe5 Nd7 27.g5 (27.Bxd5? Nxe5! 28.Qg3 Rxd5 29.Rxd5 exd5 30.Qxe5 Rxc1) 27...hxg5 (27...Nxe5 28.Qg3+/-) 28.Bxg5 is obviously riskier.

25...b6. Black is preparing 26...Qb7 and 27...Ne7, driving the Queen away from the ideal f3 square.

26.Qe2 Ne7. A natural manouevre - the knight is headed towards f5. Black is also getting ready to exchange White's most active piece.

27.Rfe1 Bxe5 28.dxe5 Rxd1 29.Qxd1 Nfd5 30.Bd2 Rc5.

The position simplified, and it is time to take stock. At first I thought that White will be better if he could only get the light-squared bishop onto the b1-h7 diagonal - but the more I looked the more I liked Black's chances: transferring the bishop is quite difficult, and even if it gets there the knight on f5 will be a very effective defender of the K-side. Black also has some counterplay prospects on the other flank.

31.Qg4 Nf5 32.Qe4 b5. Not wasting any time.

33.h5. White continues his K-side expansion - and indeed, it will come in handy in the endgame.

33...bxa4 34.Qxa4 Rb5. 34...Nb6 35.Qe4 Rb5 was also quite good - it is surprisingly difficult to hold the b2 pawn.

35.Rc1 Qb7. White will have to be careful now.

36.Bc2 Nb6 37.Qg4 Rxb2. Black could try 37...Nd7, but after 38.Be4 Nxe5 39.Qf4 Qd7 40.Bc3 White has good compensation for the pawn, e.g. 40...Nd3 41.Qd2! Rd5 42.Bxd5 Nxc1 43.Bc4.

38.Be4. The match situation dictates the need to keep the position as complicated as possible, and it almost lands White in hot water. It was time for 38.Bc3 Rb5 (but not 38...Nd5 39.Bxb2 Qxb2 40.Qd1!+/=) 39.Bxf5 exf5 40.Qxf5, and Black is fine after any number of natural moves, for instance 40...Qd7.

38...Qd7 39.Be1 Nd5. White is still fine - Black's king is too unsafe for him to have too many hopes for advantage - but the careless 40th move makes it a bit trickier for White.

40.Bd3?! Nb4 41.Bf1?! Especially now. After 41.Be4 Black would probably have to go back to d5, since 41...Nd3 42.Qd1 Nxe5 43.Qxd7 Nxd7 44.Rc8+ Nf8 (44...Kh7 45.Bc3! Rb3 46.g4+/=) 45.Bc3 Rb3 46.Bxf5 exf5 47.Bd4 is ill-advised.

41...Nd3. Now White will have to be precise to hold - and he was:

42.Qd1! Nxe5 43.Qxd7 Nxd7 44.Rc8+ Kh7. 44...Nf8!? looks rather unnatural, but since the text move allowed White to escape perhaps it was a better try - but it is difficult to accept the necessity of tying yourself up voluntarily.

45.Rc7! Rb1. 45...Nf6 46.Rxf7 Rb1 was sharper, but after 47.Ba5 White would still hold.

46.Rxd7 Rxe1 47.Rxf7.

The draw is near - Black's extra pawn is more than sufficiently compensated by the poor position of his king.

47...a5 48.Kg2 Kg8 49.Ra7 Re5 50.g4 Nd6 51.Bd3 Kf8 52.Bg6 Rd5. Preparing e6-e5, and the wall will be complete.

53.f3 e5 54.Kf2 Rd2+ 55.Ke3 Rd5 56.Ke2. True to himself, Veselin continues until there are no resources left - but the position is completely equal.

56...Rb5 57.Rd7 Rd5 58.Ra7 Rb5 59.Bd3 Rd5 60.Bg6. Draw agreed. Vladimir Kramnik withstood the first serious test with Black, and was looking forward to his first White in quite a while...

Slav Defence D47
Game 8

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6. As was the case almost throughout the match, Topalov is the first to spring an opening surprise - the Catalan gives way to the Slav. After trying - and failing - to break it down as White, perhaps he decided to ask his opponent's opinion on how to tackle this problem.

3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6. Not 4...dxc4 - Black wants to keep it as complex as possible.

5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Be2. A safe choice - Kramnik has played this rather rare move before. Game 4 saw 8.Bd3 - but then Topalov had White.

8...Bb7 9.0-0 b4. Black has a plethora of options here - but Topalov opts for the most direct one.

10.Na4 c5.

Now play will become very sharp - Black is somewhat lacking in development, but structurally his position is very sound, and, importantly, White is almost forced to go for an unbalanced tactical line if he does not want to surrender all hopes for an opening advantage. 11.dxc5 Nxc5 12.Bb5+. 12.Nxc5 Bxc5 13.Qa4+ Ke7 is clearly fine for Black.

12...Ncd7. You can see what Black is playing for already - if he manages to free himself from the unpleasant pin, his position will be preferable due to the pointless knight on a4.

13.Ne5. White, on the other hand, has to do everything he can to hinder Black's development. 13...Qc7. Of course not 13...a6 because of 14.Bxd7+ Nxd7 15.Qxd7+ Qxd7 16.Nxd7 Kxd7 17.Nb6+.

14.Qd4. We're still in charted waters, but not for very much longer. It was clear from the way Veselin blitzed out his moves that he was well-prepared, but Vladimir also seemed to know his way around this position - he spent about 20 minutes by this stage. This move was considered by theory to be the refutation of the whole line. Another option was 14.Nxd7 Nxd7 15.e4, freeing the dark-squared bishop.

14...Rd8 15.Bd2. White has some hopes for equality after 15.Nxd7 Nxd7 16.Qxa7 Bd6 17.Qb6! (the position after 17.f4 0-0 18.Bd2 Nf6 is obviously very risky - the knight on a4 and the bishop on d2 are far more important than a meagre pawn) 17...Bxh2+ 18.Kh1 0-0 19.Qxc7 Bxc7 20.Bxd7 Rxd7 21.Nc5 Rd5 22.Nxb7 Rb8 23.e4 - but I don't think Vladimir spent more than 3 seconds on this idea. The text move looks much more natural - and in the stem game, White had a distinct advantage.

15...Qa5! The novelty - easily anticipated once you take a good look at the position. After 15...a6 16.Rfc1 Qa5 17.Bc6 Bxc6 18.Nxc6 Qxa4 19.Nxd8 Kxd8 (Cvetkovic - Bagirov,Vrnjacka Banja 1974) White has a pleasant choice between 20.a3, as played by Cvetkovic, and 20.Rc4!?. It is easy to see that 15..a6 is just a waste of tempo - White needs a rook on the c file anyway, so why lure it there?

16.Bc6. Otherwise Black is simply better. This must have been the most pleasing aspect of this line for Topalov - White has to put his eggs in one basket. He is still fine - but without detailed knowledge it is easy to go astray.

16...Be7!? It was possible to play 16...Bxc6 17.Nxc6 Qxa4 immediately: after 18.Nxd8 Kxd8 (18...Bc5?! 19.Qc4 Kxd8 20.a3!+/-; 18...Be7 19.Nxe6! [19.Nb7?! Qa6] 19...fxe6 20.a3+/=) 19.a3 (19.Rfc1 Qa6!, and with only one open file White's attack does not run as smoothly as he would like) 19...Qa6! (19...e5 20.Qc4 Nb6 21.Qxf7 Qd7 22.Qxd7+ Kxd7 23.axb4 Nc8 24.Bc3 Bd6 25.Rfd1+/-) 20.axb4 Qb6 Black has decent chances for survival: 21.Rxa7 (21.Qd3 Bxb4 22.Bxb4 Qxb4 23.Rxa7 Ke7, and once the h8 rook comes into play, most of Black's problems are over) 21...Qxd4 22.exd4 Bd6, and White has too many weaknesses for complete comfort. But the text move is more subtle, and gives White a wider choice - which is an advantage if you suspect you know more than your opponent.

17.Rfc1. This is probably the best - and certainly the most principled - move in the position, but from the practical point of view it was more prudent to play 17.b3, forcing the total annihilation after 17...0-0 18.Bxd7 Nxd7 19.Nxd7 Bc6 (19...Bc8? is weak: 20.a3 Rxd7 21.Bxb4; 19...e5 looked interesting at first, but after 20.Qxe5 Qxe5 21.Nxe5 Rxd2 22.Nc4 Rd5 23.Rad1 Rfd8 24.Rxd5 Rxd5 [24...Bxd5 25.Rd1!] 25.f3 the compensation is not as impressive as I initially thought) 20.Nac5 (20.Qe5 Qxe5 21.Nxe5 Bxa4=) 20...Bxc5 21.Qxc5 Qxc5 22.Nxc5 Rxd2 23.Rfd1 Rfd8 24.Rxd2 Rxd2 25.f3 a5, and Black is time: 26.a3 Kf8 27.axb4 axb4 28.Ra6 Be8 29.Rb6 Rd5! 30.Na6 Rd3=.

17...Bxc6. The time is now. After the calmer 17...0-0 18.Nc4 Black would have to be precise: 18...Qc7 (18...Qa6 19.Bxb7 Qxa4 20.b3 Qb5 21.Qxa7 Nc5 22.Bc6! Qxc6 23.Qxe7) 19.Bxb7 Nb6 (19...Qxb7? 20.Na5±; 19...Nc5 20.Qe5 Qxe5 21.Nxe5 Nxb7 22.Be1+/=)

a) 20.Ncxb6 Qxb7! is good for Black;

b) 20.Na5 Qb8 (20...Rxd4! 21.Rxc7 Rxd2 22.Nxb6 Bd8 23.Rcc1 Bxb6 24.Nc4+/=) 21.Qf4 Qxf4 (21...Nxa4 22.Qxb8 Rxb8 23.Bf3+/-) 22.exf4 Rxd2 23.Nxb6 axb6 24.Nc4 Rd4 25.g3 Bc5 is also unclear;

c) 20.Qf4

c1) 20...Qxf4 21.exf4 Nxa4 (21...Nxc4 22.Bxb4 Bxb4 23.Rxc4+/=) 22.Rc2+/=;

c2) 20...Qxb7 21.Naxb6 axb6 22.Be1 Ne4! 23.Qf3 f5 24.Nd2, and the position is quite even. 18.Nxc6 Qxa4.

19.Nxd8. With the opponent obviously well-prepared, and already facing a serious time-deficit, Vladimir finally opts for a safer choice. 19.Nxe7 Kxe7 20.Bxb4+ Ke8 is unconvincing: 21.b3 (21.Qd6 Nd5 22.Ba3 N7f6) 21...Qa6 22.Rd1 Qb6, and sooner or later the extra piece will tell.

19.Bxb4 looked very good, but in fact after 19...e5! (19...Bxb4? 20.Nxd8 Kxd8 21.a3+/-) 20.Qh4 Bxb4 21.Nxd8 0-0 22.Nc6 e4 Black is better.

White could ask some tricky questions by playing 19.b3!?

a) 19...Qa6 allows 20.Bxb4! Nb6 (20...e5 21.Qd2 Ne4 22.Qc2! Bxb4 23.Qxe4 Be7 24.Nxd8 Bxd8 25.Rc6, and Black still lacks coordination) 21.Nxd8 Bxd8 22.e4!, and I like White - without the d5 square it will be much harder for Black to cover everything;

b) 19...Qb5 20.Qxa7!?

b1) 20...Rc8? is wrong: 21.Nd4! Qb8 22.Rxc8+ Qxc8 23.Rc1 Nc5 24.Bxb4 Nfd7 25.Bxc5 Nxc5 26.Qa4+! (26.b4 Qb7) 26...Qd7 27.Qa8+ Qd8 28.Qxd8+ Kxd8 29.Nc6+ Kd7 30.Nxe7+/-;

b2) 20...Bc5 seems fine, but White has an amazing resource: 21.Qc7 Ra8 (21...Bb6 22.Qb7+/-) 22.Rxc5! Qxc5 23.Bxb4, and his attack is much stronger than it looks at first sight. You will find a detailed analysis of this position in GM Alexei Korotylev's article;

but after the correct b3) 20...Qb6! 21.Qa4 Nd5! (21...Rc8 22.Nxe7 Kxe7 23.Bxb4+ Nc5 24.Qa3 Nfd7 25.Rc4 Rc6 is also possible, but White has a lasting compensation for the piece) 22.Nxd8 Qxd8 23.e4 Nc3! Black is on top.

19...Bxd8 20.Qxb4!? A good practical decision. After 20.b3 Qb5 21.Bxb4 e5! 22.a4 (22.Qd2 Ne4 23.Qe1 f5 Black would get out of the corner anyway - and the text move forces the endgame, which should be easier to hold - as long as White controls the open files and does not create weaknesses in his camp) 22...exd4 (22...Qb7 23.Qc4 Qe4 24.Qxe4 Nxe4 25.f3 Nef6 26.Bd6.

20...Qxb4 21.Bxb4 Nd5 22.Bd6.

22…f5. Immediately solving the king problem, and securing the all-important d5 square.

23.Rc8. To lure the knight away from its central station, at least for a while.

23...N5b6 24.Rc6 Be7 25.Rd1 Kf7 26.Rc7 Ra8! Black correctly decides that he has to keep his rook on the board if he is to retain any winning chances: 26...Rc8 27.Rxc8 Nxc8 28.Bxe7 Kxe7 29.Kf1 would almost certainly ended in a draw.

27.Rb7 Ke8. 27...g5!?, trying to gain some space on the K-side, also made sense - but by allowing White to play h2-h4 Black succeeded in opening the h-file for his rook, so perhaps it was a conscious decision on Veselin's part.

28.Bxe7 Kxe7 29.Rc1 a5?! 29...Nd5 30.Rc6 a5 would lead to the same position without allowing 30.Rcc7.

30.Rc6?! Missing his chance. In the next 5-7 moves White plays passively, and gradually his position becomes more and more dangerous. He would be much safer if he could trade a pair of rooks, and in view of that it was worth trying 30.Rcc7!? Kd6 31.Ra7 Rd8 (31...Rxa7 32.Rxa7 a4 33.Kf1 seems holdable to me) 32.Rc1 a4 33.f3, and White's prospects seem brighter than in the game - as long as Black is tied down to the defence of the a4 pawn it is much harder for him to start some play on the K-side.

30...Nd5 31.h4 h6 32.a4?! The 'dubious' mark is not for the decision itself - I am not sure if fixing the pawn on a5 is not worth weakening the b2 pawn - but perhaps it was more important to prevent the opening on the K-side by playing 32.h5!?, e.g. 32...N5f6 33.Rcc7 Kd6 34.Rc2, even if I still prefer Black after 34...a4. The more I think about it, the more it seems to me that White should have resisted the temptation of playing 31.h4 - we are taught that exchanging pawns on the weak side is good, but in this case it only served to open the files for the Black rook.

32...g5 33.hxg5 hxg5 34.Kf1 g4 35.Ke2 N5f6. Slowly but surely Black is improving his position - but White is not defenceless yet.

36.b3 Ne8. Black decides to push out the b7 rook first. It also made sense to ask White for a clarification of his K-side position by playing 36...g3!?

37.f3. White could have tried using the newly-open file to his advantage: 37.Rc1 Nd6 38.Rbc7 Ra6 39.Rh1 Kd8 40.Rcc1, and White will start bothering Black pieces from both sides, while 37...Nef6 38.Rc6 would force a rethink - and perhaps 38...g3 would follow then.

37...g3 38.Rc1 Nef6 39.f4. White's position is becoming more and more dangerous with every move - but this weakening will soon be fatal. However, the desire to get the king closer to the g2 pawn is easy to understand. Perhaps White should have tried 39.Rh1.

39...Kd6 40.Kf3 Nd5.

Time-control is passed, and White is in big trouble. Finally the knights have some jumping space, and as soon as this happens, defence becomes that much harder. The next move seals White's fate - but I think there was very little hope of salvation anyway.

41.Kxg3?! After the best 41.Rb5 Black would have to find 41...N7f6! 42.Rcc5 Rh8! 43.Rxa5 Rh1!, and the direct attack on the king decides: there is no defence against 44...Rf1+ 45.Kxg3 Ne4+ 46.Kh2 Nxe3.

41...Nc5! Black is winning - White presents too many targets.

42.Rg7. 42.Rb5 Ne4+ 43.Kf3 Rg8 is hopeless.

42...Rb8. There was nothing wrong with 42...Nxe3, but Black's decision to include the rook in the pillage is also very strong.

43.Ra7 Rg8+ 44.Kf3 Ne4. Now the king is doomed. The game will soon be over.

45.Ra6+ Ke7 46.Rxa5 Rg3+ 47.Ke2 Rxe3+ 48.Kf1 Rxb3 49.Ra7+ Kf6 50.Ra8 Nxf4 51.Ra1 Rb2 52.a5 Rf2+. Mate is inevitable, and White resigned.

Topalov registers his first victory in the match - and a very important one, as he was running out of time. Once again he outprepared Kramnik, and this time his conversion could not be faulted - the way he slowly improved his position and then pounced when the opportunity arose was exemplary. With the score at 4-4 with 4 games left, this match is now wide open.

Game 11 & Game 12. Comments by GM Mikhail Golubev. «Two Fighting Draws»
12-я партия. мг Михаил Голубев. «На чужой территории»
11-я партия. мг Михаил Голубев. «В поисках Абсолюта»
Game 9 & Game 10. Comments by GM Mikhail Golubev. «A Decisive Chess»
10-я партия. мг Михаил Голубев. «Пятью пять»
9-я партия. мг Михаил Голубев. «Развилка близка»
8-я партия. мг Алексей Коротылев. «Безжалостные кони»
7-я партия. мг Алексей Коротылев. «Нерасчехленное копье»
Game 6. Comments by GM Peter Svidler. «Plumbing New Depths»
6-я партия. Комментирует мг Алексей Коротылев. «Это мы не проходили»
Game 3 & Game 4. Comments by GM Peter Svidler. «Sanity Restored»
4-я партия. Комментирует мг Алексей Коротылев. «В режиме прощупывания»
3-я партия. Комментирует мг Алексей Коротылев. «Завышенный запас прочности»
Game 2. Comments by GM Peter Svidler. «A very human masterpiece»
2-я партия. Комментирует мг Алексей Коротылев. «Серп и молот»
1-я партия. Комментирует мг Алексей Коротылев. «Воля и судьба»
Game 1. Comments by GM Peter Svidler. «Drama Unfolds»