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Garry Kasparov vs Vladimir Kramnik
Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitz (1998) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 20, Nov-28
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)  ·  1-0



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Oct-07-05  CeeFoR: Loved this end game as well...
Oct-07-05  Kangaroo: 62. Ra8! - alternative
Feb-14-09  KingG: <Several day one games saw Kramnik getting into trouble tactically against Kasparov. He got his queen trapped twice (games 2, 11) and another game (4) contained more cheapo forks than a picnic. But what he made up this difference with pure speed and almost every game saw Kramnik far ahead on the clock. Kasparov would get so into the position that he would stop and think for a minute or more on a single move, something that is almost fatal in blitz, increment or no increment. One notable exception was game 20, in which Kasparov was down to 15 seconds against Kramnik‚Äôs two minutes in a drawn endgame. Kramnik preferred to play on to take advantage of the clock difference and instead found himself completely outplayed by Gary "Old but Speedy" Kasparov. After some 20 moves Kramnik had two fewer pawns, only a few seconds on his clock, and Kasparov still had 15 seconds thanks to the 2-second increment and really fast hands. >

It's interesting that even guys like Kasparov and Nakamura make the mistake of getting too much into the position during a blitz game. Nakamura mentioned that he did this in his recent blitz game against Carlsen( It's pretty amazing that this doesn't seem to happen to Ivanchuk considering how often he gets into time trouble in classical chess.

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