Wijk Aan Zee: Karjakin Takes Second Point in a Row by Defeating Navara

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At the end of the fourth round of Wijk aan Zee tournament Karjakin was first to score against Navara in the elite A group. 

After confidently equalizing the position in the Berlin endgame, according to the evaluation of the expert on Berlin Vladimir Kramnik on the air of Chess-News radio, Sergei Karjakin managed to defeat Navara in a pawn endgame. This is the second win for Russian GM after two losses at the start. 

In Karjakin's opinion Navara made a mistake by trying to play for a win 26.Rd3?! - instead, Czech GM could have used the chance of repeating moves. 


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