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Day 6: Schwarzman 3 (1 classic, 1 blitz, 1 tiebreak) - Georgiev 3 (1 classic, 1 rapid, 1 tiebreak)

World Champion Alexander Georgiev for the first time has taken the lead in the World Title Match in Tallinn. After a quiet morning game, he initially did not achieve much in the rapid game either. On the contrary, Schwarzman seemed to have a more comfortable position in the classic middle game. But when he with 39.... 9-14 allowed Georgiev to execute a Dussaut gambit, the position seemed to completely turn around and Schwarzman from then on was at a disadvantage. Schwarzman found the path to a draw, but was surprised by a poisonous second gambit manoeuvre from Georgiev and was forced to capitulate right away.

Georgiev, who since the first day was behind on score, now has the pole position and Schwarzman tomorrow must win the regular or rapid game in order to take the title away from Georgiev. Schwarzman: ,,I want to win this match and right now I feel like I lost my life with one move.” Tomorrow we will know if challenger Schwarzman on the deciding match day will recover from this blow.

 

 

Psychological warfare has really begun. World Champion Alexander Georgiev complained about the distracting body language of Alexander Schwarzman and referee Frank Teer has issued a warning letter. For the moment, on this 6th battle day, the atmosphere has become a bit less friendly. Schwarzman is leading the match with only one blitz victory so anything is possible these last two match days...