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Peter Leko vs Vladimir Kramnik
Leko - Kramnik Rapid Match (2007) (rapid), Miskolc HUN, rd 2, Apr-25
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-26-07  Ulhumbrus: 15 Nd5 gains the bishop pair and the advantage with it.
Apr-27-07  somitra: Chessbase writes :

As once before this move will hound Peter. Last year he also let a half point slip out of his hands against Karpov in a similar situation. He has shown practically perfect play, and in a long game White would easily win. However, in the grip of the time Peter, doesn't want to take risks.

41.Qa8+ Kf7 42.Qa7+ Kf8 43.Re1 (43.Rb3? Rfxf2+ 44.Qxf2 Rxf2+ 45.Kxf2 Nxd5 46.Rb8+ Kf7 47.Rh8 Nf6 48.Ke3 Ke6 49.Kd4 Kf5=) 43...Rfxf2+ (43...g5?! 44.Rf1) 44.Qxf2 Rxf2+ 45.Kxf2 Nxd5 46.Rxe4 would give good winning chances.

Apr-27-07  Atking: Kramnik knew that he concedes the Bishop pair here. But does the Ba2 stronger than a knight is the question. The game looks approximatively balanced until 22. ...cxb?! Trick with the diagonal a7-g1 and a potential Nxg3 never work. I'm interested by 22. ...Kg7 23.g4 Rg8 A computer may test this sacrifice. Therefore in the game I'm not sure that White's win is obvious after the suggested 41.Qa8+ Kf7 42.Qa7+ Kf8 43.Re1 Rfxf2+ 44.QxRf2 RxQf2+ 45.KxRf2 now 45. ...Kf7 and 46. ...g5 Black is N+p vs R in this ending. We can say that White is better but the win is still far.
Apr-29-07  Atking: Today I got time to check my idea 22...Kh8 or maybe 22....Ng7 to play f5 as soon is possible could balanced the chance. White is just a bit better but the position should be playable.
May-01-07  Atking: On 22. ...Ng7!? I tried 2 lines a) 23.h6 Nh5 24.Be3 (24.g4?! Nhf6 =) 24. ...Qd8 25.bxc Nxc5 b) 23.hxg hxg 24.Bb3!? Qc7 25.Bb2 c4 25.dxc bxc 26.Ba4 f5 27.Nc3 Nb6 28.Bc6 Ne6! I like this one. I keep my verdict <White is just a bit better but the position should be playable.>

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