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Vladimir Kramnik vs Veselin Topalov
"Krammed in a Corner" (game of the day Dec-06-2009)
Corus Group A (2005), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-16
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B80)  ·  0-1

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Jan-04-06  stephenw: someone should let Kramnik know that there is someone impersonating him and playing awful chess!
Jan-19-06
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  Whitehat1963: Ouch!!
Mar-21-06  alexandrovm: Kramnik just killed himself here, trapping his own knight. Maybe Bc3 was the final mistake...
May-20-06  walker: was kramnik sick during this game? i don't expect him to play like this in september.
May-29-06
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  madlydeeply: Topa sets up Reshevsky's double octopus on move 16 ...Ne5 and four moves later: game over.

One day you fools shall understand!!

Sep-17-06  silenthinker: topalov a solid player, counter attack kramnik a risky one, tactician.
Oct-04-06  babywizard: I would just like to point out some improvements on some analysis that <Hesam7> had made and claimed a (+0.4) advantage to white. <Hesam7> gave, with the help of Fruit, the line

13. Nc3 Qc7 14. Bf4 d5 15. Bxe5 Qxe5 16. Qa5 Be7 17. Kb1 O-O 18. exd5 Rfb8 19. a3 Nxd5 20. Nxd5 exd5 21. h4 Bd8 22. Qc5 Be7 (eval : +0.40)

But 19...Nxd5 is wrong. The correct move is 19...Bd8! 20.Qc5 Rc8 21.f4 Qxf4 22.Nc6 exd5 23.Qd4 Qxd4 24.Nxd4 Ba5! and black will be a pawn up with better piece coordination.

Oct-13-06  Lt. Col. Majid: <notyetagm: <KingG: ... I don't understand why he feels the need to behave like a jerk just because he's had a bit of success recently.> This proves that Topalov is the true successor of Kasparov. :-)>

W-R-O-N-G!!!

King Kramnik is the true successor to Kasparov, a lineage which goes back to Capablanca, Lasker and Stenitz.

Kramnik - the comeback kid came back from terrible illness to pick up from where he left off by continuing to be Topalov's daddy!

Oct-14-06
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  Whitehat1963: My favorite game between Kramnik and Topalov!
Oct-15-06  Karpova: A stupid blunder by Kramnik who was ill at that time making this game a favourite? Well, i prefer high-level chess.
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2001
Oct-15-06
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  square dance: <Kramnik obviously not in the same league as Topalov! Kramnik's "title" has become a joke, a fraud, the laughing stock of all masters.> hmm, good thing he took topalov's "title" then. wouldnt you say?
Aug-10-07  KamikazeAttack: I am really cracking up reading these old posts LMAOO.

We had a blast of a time post-Elista here.

Oct-07-07
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  notyetagm: <KamikazeAttack: I am really cracking up reading these old posts LMAOO. We had a blast of a time post-Elista here.>

Who's laughing now? :-)

Jan-08-09  fromoort: I'm laughing quite a bit.
Jun-15-09  Moses2792796: "Overall record: Vladimir Kramnik beat Veselin Topalov 25 to 14"
Dec-06-09  vijaymathslpjz: What the F!!!
Dec-06-09  ivan999: wow, i thought you should never take on b4 in this variation.
Dec-06-09  WhiteRook48: 14 Qd2
Dec-06-09  Chessmensch: Observation: At the end, only pawns are off the board.
Dec-06-09
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  Nezhmetdinov: I'm laughing as I write these words, innit
Dec-07-09
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  kevin86: HORSECOLLARED! The face of white's cavalry.
Dec-16-09  m0nkee1: not for me to question a world champ... but here i go anyway... why play 10 Na4.. what is it going to do? Ne2 looks better... black is not going to castle queenside ... and why 11 0-0-0 when black has an open file and a pawn on its way down?
Oct-21-10  sevenseaman: Vladmir has managed to discomfit three minor pieces and his Q in less than 20 moves. He mus of gotten up wrong side of the bed or it is not him.
Jul-21-15  SpiritedReposte: A Najdorf Sicilian no?
Nov-28-15  PJs Studio: My next opponent plays the English Attack. I play many lines in the Sicilian but was thinking about playing this Najdorf version.

I have a feeling my USCF 2000 opponent will play better than Kramnik did here... Holy crap Vlad!! Jet lag?

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