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Michael Adams vs Vladimir Kramnik
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999) (rapid), Las Vegas, NV USA, rd 5, Aug-14
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  1-0



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Oct-28-04  Apocalypse79: 27. Re6! .. black was trapped
Dec-21-04  GreenDayGuy: What a nice and simple mating net.
Nov-29-09  pablo333: Does anyone know if this "play-off" game was conducted at a blitz or rapid time limit?
Nov-29-09  amadeus: 15 minutes per player + 10 seconds time increment.
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  fredthebear: 30...Re6 to save the exchange does not work because it allows penetration after the trades sequence on the e-file with 33.Qb8+ forking b6. Thus, Black stays put Rf6 and drops the exchange to prevent back rank penetration but White gets to keep control of the e-file.

Queen penetration becomes the hallmark of this game, with the re-castled White king being safer behind a closed diagonal after changing sides than the bare black king. Weak squares are aptly named.

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