Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kramnik shows Carlsen who the real master is!

Vladimir Kramnik ,  played in what he termed as his best game ever, defeated teen prodigy Magnus Carlsen , now ranked world no 1 in terms of Fide Ranking in Corus A.

Kramnik now share the lead with Alexei Shirov

 

[Event "Corus A"]
[Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"]
[Date "2010.01.26"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Carlsen, M."]
[Black "Kramnik, V."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E04"]
[WhiteElo "2810"]
[BlackElo "2788"]
[PlyCount "75"]
[EventDate "2010.01.16"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 a5 7. Nc3 O-O 8. a3
Be7 9. Qa4 c6 10. Qxc4 b5 11. Qb3 Ba6 12. Bg5 Nbd7 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Qc2 b4 15.
Na4 Rc8 16. O-O c5 17. d5 exd5 18. Bh3 Bb5 19. axb4 axb4 20. Rfd1 d4 21. Bf5
Ne5 22. Bxh7+ Kg7 23. Nxe5 fxe5 24. Bf5 Rc6 25. Qe4 Rh8 26. Qxe5+ Bf6 27. Qe4
Re8 28. Qg4+ Kf8 29. Be4 c4

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Fritz gives a slight advantage for White at this point after the Fritz rejects the last move by Black 29…c4 as inferior (29... Qd6 30. Qf5 Qe6 31. Qxe6 Rcxe6 32. Bf3) but Kramnik knows his stuff too well

30.Bxc6 Bxc6 31. Qh5 Re5 32. Qh6+ Ke7 33. e4 d3 34. Qe3 Bxe4

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35. Nb6 ?? White blew the drawing chances

(35. Re1 Qd6 36. Qf4 d2 37. Rxe4 d1=Q+ 38. Rxd1 Qxd1+ 39. Kg2 Qd5 40. Kf3 Qd1+ 41. Kg2 Qd5)
35... Bb7 36. Qf4 Qxb6 37. Qxc4 Re2 38. Rf1 0-1

 

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