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Lajos Portisch vs Vladimir Kramnik
Biel Interzonal (1993), Biel SUI, rd 11, Jul-28
Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D13)  ·  0-1

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Jun-21-05  JohnSilver: A crystal clear game of Vladimir Kramnik.

28. Q:b4? N:a2 with no check 29. R:c8 since 27. ...Kh7!.

32. ab? b3 33. Nd2 b2 34. Re1 Na2 (with idea Rc1) 35. Rb1 Rc2 (with idea Nc3) .

35. B:e5 B:e5 36.de Rd8 37. Nf3 (with idea 37. ...Rd1? 38.R:d1 N:d1 39.Ne1 a2 40.Nc2) a2! 38.Ne1(Ra1 Rd1 )Nb1 39.Nc2 Rc8 .

43.Nd2 Be5+ 44.g3 Rb2 with f7-f5-f4 .

Nov-17-05  PARACONT1: Wow! An experienced Gm turns out to be a mere roadkill by the now World Champ and Best Player In The World Kramnik! And he was only 18!
Jul-20-06  KingG: Interesting way of playing against the exchange Slav, turning into a Grunfeld type game.
Jul-21-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: <JohnSilver> Yes, it is crystal clear game of Kramnik. If he is in form and fighting mood, he is a natural-born positional killer of the same kind as Karpov. I like this type of play when the positional pressure flows and increases smoothly and naturally based on crystal clear ideas and designs with dozen of Capablancian little combos in sidelines which keep poor victim firmly in direction leading inevitably to great final showdown. Nice game.
Feb-05-07
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  perfidious: In Kramnik's book on his life and games, co-author Iakov Damsky remarked that '(Portisch) was clearly aiming for a draw'...........

It might well repay Damsky to review a few of Portisch's games, in particular Portisch-Petrosian, Moscow 1967.

Dec-26-07  notyetagm: Tremendous game by Kramnik.
Jun-18-08  arsen387: The essence of chess! This is one of the most beautiful games I've ever seen. And at the same time it seems SO SIMPLE!
Apr-03-19
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  Messiah: Very interesting game! I hope in the weekend I'll have time to analyse it.

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