In the second round of the 2014 FIDE Candidates’ Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk “youth” a hard time against “experience”. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov blundered his queen in the opening (a QGD Manhattan system) and put up some resistance against Levon Aronian but in the end he couldn’t hold it. In a game that was praised by experts, Peter Svidler defeated Dmitry Andreikin from a Kalashnikov Sicilian. Vladimir Kramnik beat Sergey Karjakin, who tried the Queen’s Gambit Accepted.

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