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Peter Svidler vs Vladimir Kramnik
Internet Chess Club m1 g/5' (1999) (blitz), Internet ICC
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation (B67)  ·  1-0



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Apr-18-18  saturn2: Saw this. Found 32 (or 33) Bg7++ after seeing 32 Be3+ does not work.
Apr-18-18  Toribio3: I admire this game. Both players are gifted. They are gladiators and entertainers!
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  Richard Taylor: Beautiful finish by Peter Svidler! He says that he had difficulty beating or even drawing with Kramnik. This was an exception it seems...
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  Richard Taylor: <pdxjjb: When I saw the possibility of a Q sac, I had a sinking feeling ("c'mon, man, this stuff never works in my games.") ;-)>

In the years about 2006 to 2010 when my rating improved a lot I won (or forced a draw) with Queen sacrifices. So I was collecting them! If you study tactics there are many opportunities for such. Of course there are those that fail drastically. In one case one was a kind of defensive device that lead to a win. But tactical study does pay off: not only in those more spectacular things but in managing a game.

Of course the opponent is always (or should be) looking out for such complexities. Once I survived an attack by a young woman who sacrificed her Q for three pieces. But the three pieces can win.

Here it is so typical a position that I saw the solution instantly.

That is practice and such positions arise in real games such as mine which were with ordinary club level players. And also on the internet. Mind you I keep getting smashed apart by very sharp players on there I have to say.

Improve tactics, avoid blunders (!!) and obviously openings and endings etc ... but the blunders and tactics are a good start. Then the positional plans. Even they can be learnt to a certain extent...

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  Richard Taylor: I see, it was an internet game, probably 5 minutes or maybe 3.
Apr-18-18  hdcc: Easy for a Wednesday; the Queen sac was the first thing I thought of. (If only one's mind would work so efficiently when actually playing...)
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  Oxspawn: I am on the same ice-flow as <Penguincw> and in the same corner as <diagonally>. Saw all the right moves in the right order which makes it officially 'easy' for a Wednesday. I would have messed up over the board.
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  agb2002: <ChessHigherCat: ...

f5 is just a useless "computer move" intervention anyway>

Yes, and I probably discarded it unconsciously, but I said there was mate in three...

Apr-18-18  morfishine: <30.Qxh5+> & <31.Bd3+>


Apr-18-18  malt: 30.Q:h5+ gh5 (30...Kg8 31.Qh8# )
31.Bd3+ f5 32.B:f5+ Kh6 33.Bg7#
Apr-18-18  zb2cr: Looks like 30. Qxh5+, gxh5; 31. Bd3+, f5; 32. Bxf5+, Kh6 sets Black up for the final big blow: 33. Bg7#.
Apr-18-18  thegoodanarchist: Got the puzzle... It was fun!

Good for a Woden's Day.

Apr-18-18  patzer2: The computer indicates Black can improve over the logical human move 13...e5 =, played in this game and in Thanh Son Nguyen vs Harikrishna, 2001, with the apparently untested (at least according to our Opening Explorer) 13...d5 ⩱ (-0.27 @ 29 ply, Stockfish 9 analysis of move 13...?).
Apr-18-18  Walter Glattke: Kramnik helps with 29.-Kh7 to a spectacular queen sac, while 29.-Bf6 wasn't so nice for later watchers.
Apr-18-18  sombreronegro: lots of resources with the two bishops and the rook confining the king to the h file. A wed puzzle made it an obvious queen sac.
Apr-18-18  lzromeu: Forced mate
31...Kh6 32. Be3+ Bg5 33. Bxg5+ Kg7 34. Bxd8+ Kf8 35. e7+ Ke8 36. Bb5#
Apr-18-18  lzromeu: or
31...f5 32. Bxf5+ Kh6 33. Be3+ Bg5 34. Bxg5+ Kg7 35. Bxd8+ Kh6 36. Rg6+ Kh7 37. Rf6+ Kh8 38. Rf8+ Kg7 39. Rf7+ Kh8 40. Bf6+ Kg8 41. Rg1#
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  takchess: I got a straight going. Monday Tuesday Wednesday. .
Apr-18-18  BOSTER: This is strange that Kramnik did not play 27...Qa1+.
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  ChessHigherCat: Hi <Boster>: 27...Qa1+ is complicated but according to SF it loses a rook pretty fast and after that black just has a lot of useless checks:

11) +5.63 (21 ply) 27...Qa1+ 28.Kd2 Qc3+ 29.Ke2 Ra5 30.Rgf1 Rh7 31.Bb6 Rxb5 32.Qxb5 Qxc2+ 33.Rd2 Qe4+ 34.Be3 Bg5 35.Rf3 Bxe3 36.Rxe3 Qg2+ 37.Kd1 Qg1+ 38.Re1 Qg4+ 39.Kc2 Kg7 40.e6 fxe6 41.Rf2 Kh6 42.Qe5 Qg5

Apr-18-18  Cheapo by the Dozen: I checked defense before offense, truth be told. But after that it was a nice, simple forced mate.
Apr-18-18  messachess: Pretty sure:'game 5 minute' on ICC. Oversights allowed.
Apr-18-18  Reisswolf: I got this quite easily. Does this mean I am almost as strong as Svidler now?
Apr-18-18  wahttap: Black could have won this game at move 27 by playing Bg5+
Apr-18-18  Muttley101: < Apr-18-18 wahttap: Black could have won this game at move 27 by playing Bg5+ >

What is black's reply to 28. R:g5?

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