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Vladimir Kramnik vs Anatoly Karpov
Siemens Giants (1999) (rapid), Frankfurt GER, rd 9, Jul-01
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27)  ·  1-0



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Jan-13-07  hellopolgar: NO COMMENT?

this game is AMAZING. kramnik played like a computer. positional chess god.

Jan-13-07  CreamyGoodness: Why not 63. Ne4+, forking the knight and king? That leaves only the two pawns on the board, and the black king cannot stop both.
Jan-13-07  rrzugswang: Is this endgame position really a win for white, or did black lose on time?
Jan-14-07  positionalgenius: <rrzugswang>Yes its a win. <Creamygoodness>Its possible kramnik was in time-trouble and went for the easiest win.K vs K+f and h pawn is well known to be complicated to convert.(To GMs)
Jan-14-07  rrzugswang: Could someone show me a winning line? All I can see is 68………..Nh8+ 69.Kh6 Nf7+ 70. Kg6 Nh8+
or 69.Kf5 Kg7 70.Ke6 Ng6 71.Pf5 Nh4
72 Ne8+ Kh7 73.Pf6 Kg8
or 69.Kh5 Kg7 70.Kg5 Ng6 71.Pf5 Ne7
72.Ne8+Kh7 73.Pf6 Kg8

Jan-14-07  hellopolgar: <CreamyGoodness> how can you fork a horse with a knight......
Jan-14-07  Brown: Kramnik and other players wouldn't know how to play this way if not for Karpov.
Jan-20-07  rrzugswang: 63.Ne4+ Ne4 64.Ke4 (CreamyGoodness) should be an easy win for white. Even without the extra rook pawn
Jun-17-07  Atking: An echos of Spassky/Fischer 92 match. I remenber some comments saying that these old players play old opening. Not so old finally in the hands of Kramnik. Agree with <rrzugswang.> 63.Ne4 is clearly the easiest way to win. Still to got this position from Karpov is remarquable.

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