The game started with a Nimzo-Indian defence where a lot of exchanges took place quite fast.
However, the resulting position suited both players and they continued to search for ways to obtain advantage.
Adams’ passed pawns on the queenside seemed very dangerous in the long-run, but Naiditsch’s active pieces on the kingside kept the black’s defences busy. Add to this, the low amount of time both have on their clocks.
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