Don’t bet on chess

When a Drawmeister meets a guy, who seems to believe that playing for a win against opponents of similar strength is pointless, everyone would expect a short game. It was a short game, but a decisive one.

I don’t know what happened to Svidler and I certainly can neither explain the sequence of bishop moves from f5 to e6 to d7 before trading it off anyways nor the reason behind putting pawns on g6 and e6. When Svidler lost without a fight in the past, it was usually against Kramnik, here it came as a total surprise.