|Peter Svidler and Alexander Grischuk at their round two press conference.|
Sunday, 17 March 2013
2013 Candidates, Round 2: Grischuk-Svidler
Alexander Grischuk and Peter Svidler made a draw in round two. Quite an interesting game, and an even more interesting press conference with the always amusing anglophile Svidler, and the Martini dry wit of Sacha Grischuk. Peter was asked some cheeky questions about his perceived loss of weight and his TV show watching habit. Peter brushed aside talk of writing a book entitled, let's say, The Dietary Secrets of a Super-Grandmaster (my suggested title, not his). Sacha was very funny too, telling us that Peter's tournament plan was to beat him 2-0 and draw all his other games.
Peter wasn't happy with his opening and it seems Sacha missed some chances to capitalise on his shaky opening.