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After Peter Svidler (ICC: P-Svidler) lost to Magnus Carlsen (ICC: Magnus) in the second game of the tiebreak, the Norwegian needed only a draw with Hikaru Nakamura (ICC: Smallville) to secure his spot in the Final.

Nakamura went for complications, relying on his blitz acumen in a desperate situation.

Both players comment this exciting finale to the Aker Chess Challenge preliminaries.

https://webcast.chessclub.com/blog/2009/01/05/blitz-playoff-nakamura-carlsen/

This video (run time: 8:32) is available for cross-posting under a Creative Commons (“BY-NC-ND”) license.

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Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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