World Chess Championship live commentary by IM Miodrag Perunovic
Vladimir Kramnik – Peter Svidler
Kramnik is in Mexico with great desire to win the World Chess Championship. The simplest prove of this is his second, Loek Van Wely, a generally aggressive chess player with great imagination. In the round 1 game Kramnik pushed from the begining and soon had space advantage. However, Svidler was well prepared in the Leningrad variation in which Predrag Nikolic and Vishy Anand had lot of success in the past. Not only solid play, we saw a brave sacrifice from Peter Svidler – 19… c5! and black took the center and the initiative. However, in a position where losts of play was left, both players shook hands and agreed on a draw
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