Gelfand – Svidler Game Eight

And with this, Svidler takes the rapid match by a score of 5-3

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Gelfand – Svidler Game Seven

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Gelfand – Svidler Game Six

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Gelfand – Svidler Game Five

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Gelfand – Svidler Game Four

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Gelfand – Svidler Game Three

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Gelfand – Svidler Game Two

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Interesting 15+15 Game I Just Played

A friend has been trying to talk me into playing in the lichess 45/45 league. I’ve been playing some 15+15 games to establish my classical rating and I just finished this one.

Overall I am pleased with the game, though you will see that there are many areas in which I could improve here.

I’m curious what the readers think…

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Gelfand – Svidler Game One

First a tactic from the game you’re about to see.

Can White take the bishop hanging on g4? The answer is at the very bottom of this post.

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Answer: No! After 20.Qxg4?? Black mates in three with 20…Qxf2+ 21.Kh1 Qe1+ 22.Bf1 Qxf1#

And Now For Something Completely Different…

Starting today and proceeding for the next several days the game of the day will be a bit different.

These games are taken from the Gelfand-Svidler rapid match at the 2nd Gedeon Japhet tournament from 2014.

What makes them different is that the players gave in depth interviews about each game. So I will give not only the games, but the YouTube videos of the interviews as well!

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Chris Wainscott

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