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|Jun-29-07|| ||MaxxLange: This was too hard for me to solve. I saw the idea of the first sacrifice, but I could not find the follow up at all.|
|Jun-29-07|| ||patzer2: Today's puzzle solution with 26...Bxf3!! is a decoy sacrifice which was one of several key moves Leko found over the board to undermine Kramnik's prepared (it was even computer checked) variation against the Ruy Lopez Marshall Attack |
Detailed analysis of the game can be found at http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
According to this analysis, Black's set up for today's winning move began as early as 22...Bd3! and 21...Qg6!!
|Jun-29-07|| ||Tactic101: Not very popular this time around. Only a page of kibitzing. Maybe too many people saw this position.|
|Jul-01-07|| ||Crowaholic: I settled on 26. ..Bxf3! quickly, noting that White must address the threat of mate in 2 with B+Q. I noticed that 27. Bc4 leads to mate in 3 and settled on 27. Nxf3 as White's best defence (though I'm not sure whether I also checked the possible king moves, anyway, they also lead to mate).|
I then saw that, after 27. ..Ng4+, most defences by White also lead to mate, but then I noticed that 28. Ke1 Qxf3 29. a7 would lead to complications. Alas, although I saw 29. ..Qf2+ 30. Kd1 and even that 31. Bxe3 is forced after 30. ..Ne3+, I didn't notice the winning skewer 31. ..Qf1+. Neither did I see 28. ..Nxc3!! in the line played in the game.
|Jul-20-07|| ||kingscrusher: I have done a video of this game here:
I hope you enjoy it :)
|Sep-26-07|| ||Cactus: <Marmot> are you serious? I couldn't quite tell...|
|Nov-27-07|| ||The Rocket: Leko crushed Kramnik which very rarely happens(Kramnik had not lost a single game to Kasparov in his first WCM), Kramniks queens sac was obviously not sound and cost him the game, also very rare to see risky play form the normally solid and careful Kramnik.|
|Dec-18-07|| ||alexrawlings: Why does black not take the rook off with 18. Bxe4?|
|Aug-23-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
In a frank talk with <Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam> ("New in Chess" magazine) Kramnik shares his views on the crucial moments in the match, short draws (‘There should be more respect for the players’) and his ideas ...
(dunno if it has been posted before; if so pardon me)
|Mar-17-09|| ||pom nasayao: i don't think Black's 15. . g5 is sound.|
|Jul-12-10|| ||Kinghunt: <pom nasayao: i don't think Black's 15. . g5 is sound.> |
I think it's quite sound. It's been played in a number of games and has given black some remarkable wins. You may want to look at the follow, amongst others:
Shirov vs Aronian, 2006
Korchnoi vs J Silver, 1977
A Shomoev vs Grischuk, 2008
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Svidler, 2009
Smirin vs Grischuk, 2001
|Sep-22-11|| ||Ghuzultyy: What a great game|
|Dec-07-11|| ||rilkefan: Stockfish finds and evaluates ...Qd3 as <-3 in 20 s on my laptop. It settles on the ...Nxc3 line in half a minute. The world has changed a lot since '05.|
Incidentally sf thinks 22.Ne4 Bxe4 23.fxe4 Bxe4 is, in contradiction to the annotation, good for white (+0.9) in view of 24.ab ab 25.Ra7 Re7 26.Rxe7 Bxe7 and 27.Bc2 or Qe2 or Kg2 (depth of 32, 10 Gnodes).
|Mar-25-12|| ||JoergWalter: I think this game rehabilitated 16....Qh5.
one earlier game that put 16....Qh5 into the dubious category was this one:
|May-07-12|| ||offramp: Did you see this final note to the game?
<At the end of the game Kramnik said, sportingly: "a beautiful game that will be remembered in the history of chess.">
That's what I say whenever I lose.
|May-07-12|| ||King Sacrificer: I just read the previous kibitzing (the ones posted when the game was being played) and enjoyed the game just like watching it live.|
This game was a great psychological struggle. Leko was in time trouble and Kramnik kept playing quickly until he faced 25. Qd3, the winning move by Leko.
|May-07-12|| ||kevin86: It looked like white had the passed pawn that couldn't be stopped. Leko was able to stop Kramnik however.|
|May-07-12|| ||sfm: Great GOTD.|
|May-07-12|| ||Gypsy: Without a doubt, this game marks the competitive apex of Leko's career. This was the high point of his rising tide; his career only ebbed from here on.|
|May-07-12|| ||5leafclover: What would be wrong with 29. Ng1? Defends mate on e2 and I don't see any other deadly threats.|
|May-07-12|| ||20MovesAhead: 5leafclover
if 29.Ng1, Ne4 with 30...Bb4,check to follow
|May-07-12|| ||erniecohen: <<rilkefan>Incidentally sf thinks 22.Ne4 Bxe4 23.fxe4 Bxe4 is, in contradiction to the annotation, good for white (+0.9) in view of 24.ab ab 25.Ra7 Re7 26.Rxe7 Bxe7 and 27.Bc2 or Qe2 or Kg2 (depth of 32, 10 Gnodes).>|
Apparently, neither Stockfish nor Keene noticed that after 24...d3, 25. xf7+ fails to 25...xf7 26. xd3 e1+ 27. g2 d5+ with a winning attack. White has nothing better than a likely draw after 25. f2 e2 26. xf7+ xf7 27. xf7+ xf7 28. bxa6 xa6 29. xa6 e1+ 30. g2 xc1 31. xc6.
|Sep-19-12|| ||Conrad93: So what exactly happened to Leko?|
|Sep-19-12|| ||Conrad93: The annotation for this game is very Keene.|
|Feb-20-13|| ||camembert: Keene's notes are an embarrassment. I wish somebody would remove them.|
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