Fighting the Italian with Svidler.

GM Swapnil Dhopade

GM Swapnil Dhopade

Headcoach - Chess Pathshala

  1. August 15, 2020

Fighting the Italian with Svidler.

Leko vs. Svidler

Hello Dear Readers,

Today we are going to witness a battle between the Peters, Leko Peter and Svidler Peter. The game starts with the classical Italian game in which black soon achieves equality.


Find the best way for black to continue.


Find the winning continuation!


I hope you enjoyed the game. Stay tuned for the next article. But before you leave do have a look at solutions to last article’s puzzles.

Anand vs Giri, Legends of Chess 2020

39… Nxg4! 40. fxg4 Qxe4+ 41. Kh2 Rd8 42. Rxc7+ Kg6 43. Kg1 Rh8 44. Kf2 Qd4+ 45. Kg2 Qe4+ 0-1

Ding Liren vs. Kramnik, Legends of Chess 2020

57… f5 58. Rf4 fxe4 59. Rxe4 Rxe4 60. Kxe4 Kf6 61. Kd5 Ke7 62. Kc5 Kd7 63. b6 a6 0-1

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