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Vladimir Kramnik vs Garry Kasparov
Paris PCA-Intel GP (1995) (rapid), Paris FRA, rd 4, Nov-12
King's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation. Stein Defense (E92)  ·  0-1



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  ConLaMismaMano: Without taking in account Blitz and Rapid games, Kramnik beats Kasparov 9-8 in classical games.
There are 11 Blitz and Rapid games, and 2 repeated games.
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  ConLaMismaMano: Based on
May-13-04  ajit: No wonder Kramnik finds it tougher to play Anand and Leko:-)
May-13-04  Everett: 35....Rd1! is a nice shot.
May-13-04  Jim Bartle: Was this a rapid or blitz game? It just seems Kramnik played on well after he was clearly lost, with rook vs. queen.

Though he did lose, I don't see how you can call his play boring in this game.

Aug-04-05  Dres1: Some Murder chess from Kasparov!
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  OhioChessFan: I played the game over and then read the comments. I have to agree with <Everett> that 35...Rd1 is spectacular. I've been playing around with 36 Qb2+ and making an effort to keep the Queen on the a5-e1 diagonal. I haven't found Black's response that seems sufficient. Anyone?
Aug-04-05  Kangaroo: To <OhioChessFan>: Continuing your <36. Qb2+> by one-half of the move, <36 ... Bg7> - consider the threats to the White King:

(A) <37 ... Bd4+>
(B) <37 ... Qc5+>

If you can find the 37-th move for White that eliminates both of these threats, we will continue our joint exploration.

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  OhioChessFan: 36 Qb4 Bd4+ 37 Nf2 is where I get to.
Aug-04-05  alexandrovm: very nice move, 35. ...Rd5, a total surprise for me. Is that move very sound? There are no refutations?
Aug-05-05  Kangaroo: <<OhioChessFan>: 36 Qb4 Bd4+ 37 Nf2 is where I get to.>

Now we can continue our explorations.
<<36. Qb4> Qb5!> The threat is <37 ... Qf1+> White can take the queen <37. Qxb5> and then

<37 ... Bd4+ 38. Nf2 Rxe1+ 39. Qf1 Rxf1#> Notice that <37. Qf4> is met with <37 ... Ne2+> followed by <38 ... Nxf4>

Looks like we have found why Kramnik chose his move <36.Rxd1> - at least allowing him to continue the game with no clear checkmate in a few moves.

Aug-05-05  Kangaroo: <<alexandrovm>: very nice move, 35. ...Rd5, a total surprise for me. Is that move very sound? There are no refutations?>

Obviously, you meant <35 ... Rd1!> - the move that looks almost like any other - except for the deep combination that followed.

Hope that <OhioChessFan> and I managed to shed light on the ideas behind the move.

Oct-10-05  danielpi: After Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1995 and this game, Kramnik stopped using the Petrosian system. He plays 7 O-O instead. Pity, he had some really great wins with the Petrosian system.
Nov-17-05  seeminor: 35.Rd1!! is great move, trying to heap pressure on kramnik in severe time constraints. I remember watching this game on video, and up to that point the commentators agreed that kasparov had no chance of winning. Even after the move they still reckoned Kramnik was good for a draw, and objectivley they were right, the position was equal. But they didnt reckon on the severe time pressure and the desire to win from Kasparov which,in the end, made Kramnik crack.
Aug-18-06  ikipemiko: 35.Rd1!! is fantastic move!
Jul-28-07  unixfanatic: Is 58. Nd3 a mistake by Kramnik? or can Kasparov force winning a knight?
Aug-25-10  MrBates: As Unixfamatic pointed out: <Is 58. Nd3 a mistake by Kramnik? or can Kasparov force winning a knight?> I'm not sure of the time constraints left for Kramnik, but it does appear he could have saved the knight for the time. 58.Rc8+..kg7 59.Rc7+kf6..60.Ng4+g6..60 Rc4+kf7..61.Kg2.qb2+From here it seems protecting the F3 pawn while keeping whites king and rook off the same color square could become problematic. White to move:

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I'm not sure if this could be worked into a draw situation or if black can eventually force a rook or knight through check. Any further analysis is appreciated as I am new to chess and this is my first post.

Jan-12-16  Joker2048: What a player this kasparov..
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  thegoodanarchist: A great game that I had not seen before. Although I was surprised to see 65.Rf4+ played on the board.
Aug-01-20  Albanius: danielpi: "After Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1995 and this game, Kramnik stopped using the Petrosian system." This game was no reason to abandon the Petrosian System -- Vlad got the advantage after 14 b4! which IIRC was a TN at the time. W was somewhat better through move 22 at least. But Kramnik started getting good positions with the bayonet attack 9 b4 in the main line classical KI.

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