Re: Dennis M.: A Brilliancy at the World Cup [40:07]
"It seems to me that the match against Kamsky is particularly worth singling out in that regard. After that it was as if you had wings – you raced to the final…
The match against Gata was difficult. With White I won a game which there was no way I should have won. The good way of putting it would be: I outlasted him. The game with Black, on the other hand, gave me a very big boost…
I followed that game live and when the computer showed your move 26…Re2!! on the screen I initially thought: no doubt there’s some transmission error… And then it hit me: what a beauty! For a moment it even seemed to me that the ghost of Paul Morphy was sitting behind you and inspiring you to make that move… To my taste that was the most beautiful move not only at the World Cup but, perhaps, the most beautiful move of the year in general.
Here Svidler unleashed 26...Re2!!
We’ve all seen such things in old books… There are combinations with that motif in the games of Frank Marshall… But when you’re involved you think: well, my word, why did such a thing happen?! That can’t help but give you an extra motivation to play well in future. As they say, if the wind’s in your sails you can’t allow that to be in vain.
And it wasn’t in vain. The whole chess community agrees that you demonstrated the most powerful play at the tournament and deserved to win."
No strong player agrees with you.