|Kramnik: secured an border alongside Black but couldn't convert|
As soul who was roughly inwards 1953 (though a tad young, at half dozen months old, to follow the chess) I didn't experience he was existence alone fair on Smyslov, Bronstein, Keres, in addition to co. So I enjoyed the irony of seeing him play the starting fourth dimension of those ii defences against Radjabov. (And, who knows, the Azerbaijani may play the other 1 against him inwards their provide game.)
|Radjabov: “I likely mixed upwardly some things inwards the opening"|
Apologies - I discovery it quite difficult to enthuse almost this game. It lasted a practiced long while, fifty moves, but failed to ignite. If nosotros expect at it on the official website's games analysis page, where each deed is followed yesteryear a Houdini analysis engine assessment, nosotros discovery that those assessment varied from 0.19 inwards favour of White (on deed 10) to 0.28 inwards favour of Black (after White's 40th move). The arithmetics seems to dorsum upwardly the full general impression of caginess.
Radjabov felt that he got zilch out of the opening (Kramnik agreed). The Azerbaijani described it equally a "dream pose for Black", which was mayhap an exaggeration equally he was able to defend it quite comfortably inwards the long run.
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