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Vladimir Kramnik vs Michael Adams
Linares (1999), Linares ESP, rd 6, Feb-27
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)  ·  1-0



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  chancho: Adams loses the d2 Knight by force.(if 38...Rxd6, it's a mate in two)
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  chancho: Sheesh! it's a mate in three if Adams captures the d6 Rook, not two.
Sep-14-09  The17thPawn: 19...e5 seems much to optimistic by Adams. I'm fairly certain he fears a b5 advance by white but this seems the wrong way to go about fighting that threat.
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  plang: The theoretical lines with 11 cxd..Nxd5 leads to a queenless middlegame where White's two bishops give a small edge. In this variation 13 Bxc7..Nd5 14 Bd6..Nxe3 would have been fine for Black. 17..cxd was new; 17..b5 had been played previously. 19..e5?! seems very weakening - was it necessary? Kramnik gives White a solid adge after the alternative 19..Rfd8 20 b4. Perhaps Adams should have tried 21..e4!? as afterhe went after the b-pawn his position was clearly worse. 28..Kg7 would have been answered by 29 Rxd6..Rxd6 30 Rxc8..Rxc8 31 Nf5+. 36..Nb1 and 37..Nd2? walked into 38 Rd6! winning instantly; alternatives were 36..Bxf5 or 36..Rb1 though these would not have saved the game in the long run.

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