Peter Svidler Wins Čez Chess Trophy
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Peter Svidler won the Čez Chess Trophy, beating David Navara 3-1 in their 4-game match in Prague.
The match was part of the Čez Chess Festival which took place from 20 - 24 June in Malostranská Beseda, which included simultaneous displays by both players, chess lectures, and an exhibition of chess-related philately.
Peter Svidler played a simultaneous exhibition on the 'rest' day, achieving a clean sweep by winning all 22 of his games against class players and candidate masters. David Navara took on stronger opposition in a four-game clock simul (40 minutes plus 30 seconds increment), winning 3 games but losing to Vojtěch Straka.
The time control for the match was 90 minutes for 30 moves, with a 30 second increment from the start.
The match results:
David Navara and Svidler shake hands before their first match game
The audience watching game two, which Peter Svidler won.
Svidler rebuffed Navara's wild attack in game 3 to seal the match victory before the final game
Peter Svidler was impressive in his simul exhibition, winning all 22 games!
David Navara won 3 of his 4 'clock simul' games, but lost to Vojtěch Straka
Photos from the official website.