Svidler wins the final of Aker Chess Challenge

Svidler defeats Carlsen, third place is for Nakamura


Svidler proved one more time to be in top form recently by winning the strong rapid Aker Chess Challenge. After losing to Carlsen twice in the preliminary round and blitz playoff, Svidler won the 2nd game of the final with the black pieces to clinch the Aker Chess Challenge title.

Nakamura made a draw by repetition in his second rapid chess game and so beat Lie 1.5 – 0.5 in the bronze final.

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GM Carlsen (2776) – GM Svidler (2723)

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.d3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.a4 Bd7 9.Bd2 b4 10.c3 Rb8 11.Bc4 Qc8 12.Re1 0–0 13.d4 Bg4 14.Be3 Na5 15.Bd3 Bxf3 16.Qxf3 Nb3 17.Ra2 Ng4 18.Nd2 bxc3 19.bxc3 Nxe3 20.Qxe3 Bf6 21.Nf3 Re8 22.Rb1 c5 23.dxe5 dxe5 24.Bf1 c4 25.Nd2 Nxd2 26.Rxb8 Qxb8 27.Rxd2 Qb3 28.a5 h6 29.Rd5 Rd8 30.g3 Bg5 31.Qf3 Bf6 32.h4 Qa2 33.Rxd8+ Bxd8 34.Qd1 Bxa5 35.Qd5 Bb6 36.Kh2 Qxf2+ 37.Bg2 a5 38.Qxc4 Qc5 39.Qa4 g6 40.Qb3 h5 41.c4 Kg7 42.Kh3 Qc6 43.Qc3 Qe6+ 44.Kh2 Qe7 45.Qb3 Qb4 46.Qd3 Bd4 47.Qe2 a4 48.g4 a3 49.gxh5 Qb2 50.Qg4 Qd2 51.Kh3 Qe3+ 52.Bf3 Qf4 0–1