Odessa Rapidplay Final

Quoting and even annotating rapidplay games is becoming increasingly common as the chess public craves entertainment. Rather in the style of 20/20 cricket the best players in the world are embracing 30 min tournaments and playing some highly interesting chess. Witness the coming game from the final of the recently concluded Odessa rapidplay. To reach the final Gelfand defeated Najer, Gashimov and Jovanenko, whereas Svidler got past Karpov, Movsesian and Grischuk. No ordinary field! After two sedate draws, then came Game Three.


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