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Vladimir Kramnik vs Peter Svidler
14th Amber Tournament: Rapid (2005) (rapid), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 9, Mar-29
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46)  ·  0-1



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Mar-29-05  russep: Another loss for Kramnik playing open scillian with white pieces.
Mar-29-05  Granite: I love the final position - party on the f-file! lol
Mar-29-05  Kangaroo: 16. f5 or 17. f5 would be no worse than the moves made by the world champion Kramnik. The only excuse for such a poor game is that it was rapid ... .
Apr-06-05  Lipsome: I think white had to be better at one point
Apr-06-05  Bigfatpatzer: Yeah, white was better until black played 1...c5.
Apr-09-05  Kangaroo: To < Bigfatpatzer > - Honestly, I think that the 6-th move by Kramnik was a kind of search of adventures without knowing what he could have found at the end. The attack by White was not as dangerous as it seemed to him at the moment.

Feels like "DEJA VUE" with respect to his awful game against Leko < Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 >

lost by White in less than 30 moves!

Apr-09-05  csmath: What is striking is Kramnik's inability to play tactical games convincingly. Sometimes he is good the other times he is just a complete patzer. Check also how solid beating he got from Topalov in 2005 Corus or by Akopian in 2004 Corus, all in the tactical battle he apparently was not exactly at home. No wonder he played Berlin Wall against Kasparov in a match.
Apr-09-05  WillC21: <csmath> Does this surprise you? His average game last for 20 moves or so, so against a good tactical player who wants to play it out to the death, Kramnik is in trouble. Look at the Kamsky game where Kamsky sacrificed his queen and stomped Kramnik. Of course he had to hide in a bunker with the Berlin Defense or else he gets killed.
Apr-14-05  Lipsome: Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996
Feb-14-06  notyetagm: Very well played game by Svidler.
Oct-22-06  Bufon: Even tough Kramnik horrible and pasive play with white here, Svidler played nice.
May-18-07  tTinker: Now being white means you get the first move but doesn't guarantee you win the game.

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