2 May 2008

Yes, well...

A little disappointing for Carlsen I would have thought. He might have expected a win here.

David Navara played a solid and interesting game, flirting with the Marshall in what started out like Kasparov versus Karpov in their 1985 WCC game #5.

10...Re8 was a move designed by Karpov's second at the time, Zaitsev. The only drawback of this move is that White players desiring no more than a safe and early draw, have a solid chance to do so by playing 11.Bg5.
See game below for this variation.