7. e3 Be6 8. Nf3 c5 9. Be2 Bg7 10. O-O O-O 11. Rb1 cxd4 And here come the first deviation, Kamsky's improvement on the game is an earlier cxd4, a move earlier instead of 11. Bd5. It was exactly the point where Kamsky entered into danger zone with the unusual way to play in game 2.
12. Nxd4 Bd5 13. Qc2 Qd7 14. Rfd1 Bxd4 15. cxd4 Qe6 16. Bf3 Bxf3 17. gxf3 Nd7 GM Naiditsch: Boris has a big choise of options now.Rb7 is looking like a normal move also immediate d5 now is looking not bad at all. Let's think a bit what Gata could do at 18.d5!?... 18.d5 Qe5 and maybe now 19.Qe4!? white is looking better to me. And after 18.d5 Qd6 19.Rb7 white should be also better cause black can not put the rook s to exchange on b8, so maybe only black's move is 19.d5 Qh3 20.Bg3 and now the pawns b7 and c4 are hanging and black's queen on h3 is standing very bad...
18. Qe4 GM Naiditsch: Boris preferes to play very solid today... probably Gata will have to exchange queens now on e4 18...Qe4 19.fe and play b6 Candidates Matches are brought to you thanks to Chess Evolution and Chess Friends.
18... b6 GM Naiditsch: Gata seems to be still in his preparation... good work of his seconds! But what is he planning to do after 19.Be7? Probably 19...Qe4 20.fe Rfe8 21.Ba3 Re4 22.Rdc1 Rc8 23.Rb4 and it seems that white can win the pawn back with probably a better position, so maybe 19.Be7 Rfc8. The position is not clear, but I would prefer white.
19. Rdc1 Rac8 20. Rb4 c3 21. Rb3 Nf6 GM Naiditsch: it is amazing but it seems that Gata is still in his lines! Now after 22.Qe6 fe 23.Bf6 ef 24. Rbc3 Rc3 25.Rc3 and Rf7 white having a slight advantage but game will most probably end in a draw. Can Boris find something better than this?
22. Qxe6 fxe6 GM Naiditsch: probably Boris is going to take now on f6. Hard to see any chances for white after 23.Rbc3 Rc3 24.Rc3 Nd5 25.Rc6 and Kf7, black has solid position. 26.e4 Nf4 27.Rc7 g5! is saving the game for black.
23. Bxf6 And a draw was agreed. Stay tuned for a video analysis here and more news, thanks for following with me GM Naiditsch on ChessBomb.com and Chessdom.com! ½-½
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