Svidler analyses his win
Peter Svidler just won a brilliant game, and he went to the commentary room to explain what happened.
Svidler: 'Here he has the clever move 19... Be7! to bail out: after 20.Bxh4 he has 20...e5. Then I can consider 21.Nf5 Bc5+ (21... Rxd2 22. Nxe7+ Kh7 23. Rxd2 Qa7+ 24. Kg2 Qe3
followed by taking on e4 looks even better for Black, PB) 22. Rxc5 Rxd2 23. Rxd2 Qa7 and my rook is caught.'
20.Bxf6 gxf6 21.Qh6
'If I can get this I just have to go for it.'
21...Be5 22.Kh1! g2+
Svidler wasn't sure about 22... f5 23.Rg1 Bg7 24.Qh5 and now 24...fxe4, but after 25.Rxg3 exf3 26.Rxg7+! Black just gets mated.
23.Kxg2 Bxd4 24.Nxd4 Qe5
Svidler: 'I calculated 25.Nf5 exf5 26.Kh1 Rxd1+ 27.Rxd1 Nh7 28.Bxf7+ and White wins, but I panicked when I saw the immediate
26...Nh7. Of course 27.Bxf7+ also wins here, e.g. 27...Kxf7 28.Qxh7+ Ke6 29.exf5+
'This move I had completely overlooked, but luckily it didn't cost me anything; White is still winning.'
26.Rg1+ Bg6 27.Nxe6!
'Here there is a fantastic variation: 27...Nxe6 28.Rce1 Qf5 29.Bxe6 Qxf3+ 30.Rg2 Qe4 31.Rxe4 Rd1+ 32.Rg1 and now I am again in luck as the mating move 32...Be4 is not legal!'
There are many wins here, including the flashy 28.Rc7, but now Black just gets mated.
28...Nxg6 29.Qxg6+ Kf8 30.Qh6+ Ke7 31.Qh7+
And Black resigned because of 32.Rg1.