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Vladimir Kramnik vs Magnus Carlsen
"Hedgehog Day" (game of the day Feb-02-2012)
Corus Group A (2008), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 12, Jan-26
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Hedgehog Defense (A30)  ·  0-1

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Oct-26-21  cormier: <if 17.h4>

sf12 depth=41

0.00 17... f5 18. Nc3 e5 19. Qd2 Bxg5 20. hxg5 f4 21. Ne4 fxg3 22. Kxg3 Rf4 23. f3 Ne6 24. Qd5 Rxe4 25. Qxe4 Nf4 26. Kf2 Qxg5 27. Ke1 Ng2+ 28. Kf1 Nf4

Oct-26-21  cormier: 17.Nf3 It's time to get out from under the fire of the opponent.
Oct-26-21  cormier: 17...f5 It's time! Whites have to retreat. Moreover, it is very important that they have a queen on the front line - the most valuable figure. If you are a nuisance, you must first take care of it. In the push, you can lose! And blacks need to accurately calculate whether the kinetic energy of their pawns will be enough to obtain specific benefits... or as a result of a rapid blitz-krieg, they will receive only weaknesses in their construction. [The minus of building with a horse on c7 is found out pretty quickly. In the case of some neutral or slightly useful move like 17...h6 white could put pressure on the pain points of black - 18.Qe3! Qb8 (horse interferes with the queen's work) 19.Qc3! and the absence of artiodactyls (although zoology suggests that the horse belongs to the order OF UNCancedactyls, but from a speculative point of view it is strangely :)) on f6 or e8 pretty upsets the pawn g7. And not just her...]
Oct-26-21  cormier: sf 12 depth=52
+0.61 10. b3 Nbd7 11. e4 Nc5 12. Nd2 h5 13. h3 h4 14. g4 O-O 15. Qe3 e5 16. Nf3 Re8 17. Nd5 Bxd5 18. cxd5 b5 19. Ng5 Nfd7 20. Bd2 a5 21. Rac1 Bxg5 22. Qxg5 b4 23. Qf5 Qf6 24. Qxf6 Nxf6 25. Rc4 Reb8 26. Rb1 Nfd7 27. Bg5 f6 28. Bxh4 a4 29. bxa4 Rxa4 30. g5 Kf7 31. gxf6 Nxf6 32. Rb2 Ra3 33. Rcxb4 Rxb4 34. Rxb4 Rxa2 35. Bg5 Nd3 36. Rb7+ Kg6
Oct-26-21  cormier: <if 17.h4>
sf12 depth=45

0.00 17... f5 18. Nc3 e5 19. Qd2 Bxg5 20. hxg5 f4 21. Ne4 fxg3 22. Kxg3 Rf4 23. f3 Ne6 24. Qd5 Rxe4 25. Qxe4 Nf4 26. Kf2 Qxg5 27. Ke1 Ng2+ 28. Kf1 Nf4

Oct-26-21  cormier: sf 12 depth=55

0.00 17. Nh3 f5 18. Nc3 Bf6 19. Kg1 b5 20. cxb5 axb5 21. a4 Nd4 22. Rxd4 e5 23. Qxf5 exd4 24. Nxb5 Be5 25. Qd3 Nxb5 26. axb5 Rb7 27. Bxd4 Bxd4 28. Qxd4 Qb6 29. Qd5+ Kh8 30. Nf4 Qxb5 31. Qxd6 Qb4 32. Qxb4 Rxb4 33. Kg2 Rxb3 34. h4 Rb5 35. Rc7 Kg8 36. e4 Rf7 37. Rc8+ Rf8 38. Rc3 Re8 39. f3 h5 40. Rc7 Rb2+ 41. Kh3 Rb3 42. Nxh5 Rxf3 43. Rxg7+ Kf8 44. Kg4 Re3 45. Rc7 R3xe4+ 46. Nf4 R8e7 47. Rxe7 Kxe7

Oct-26-21  cormier: <if 17.h4>
sf12 depth=46

0.00 17... f5 18. Nc3 e5 19. Qd2 Bxg5 20. hxg5 f4 21. Ne4 fxg3 22. Kxg3 Rf4 23. f3 Ne6 24. Qd5 Rxe4 25. Qxe4 Nf4 26. Kf2 Qxg5 27. Ke1 Ng2+ 28. Kf1 Nf4

Oct-26-21  cormier: <if 17.h4>
sf 12 depth=47

0.00 17... f5 18. Nc3 e5 19. Qd2 Bxg5 20. hxg5 f4 21. Ne4 fxg3 22. Kxg3 Rf4 23. f3 Ne6 24. Qd5 Rxe4 25. Qxe4 Nf4 26. Kf2 Qxg5 27. Ke1 Ng2+ 28. Kf1 Nf4

Oct-26-21  cormier: <if 17.h4>
sf 12 depth=48

0.00 17... f5 18. Nc3 e5 19. Qd2 Bxg5 20. hxg5 f4 21. Ne4 fxg3 22. fxg3 d5 23. cxd5 Rxd5 24. Qc2 Nb4 25. Qxc7 Qxc7 26. Rxc7 Rxd1 27. Bxe5 Rf7 28. Rc8+ Rf8

Oct-27-21  cormier: <if 17.h4>
sf 12 depth=49

0.00 17... f5 18. Nc3 e5 19. Qd2 Bxg5 20. hxg5 f4 21. Ne4 fxg3 22. fxg3 d5 23. cxd5 Rxd5 24. Qc2 Nb4 25. Qxc7 Qxc7 26. Rxc7 Rxd1 27. Bxe5 Rf7 28. Rc8+ Rf8

Oct-27-21  cormier: sf 12 depth=54

+0.45 10. b3 Nbd7 11. e4 Nc5 12. Nd2 h5 13. h3 h4 14. g4 O-O 15. Qe3 e5 16. Nf3 Re8 17. Nd5 Bxd5 18. cxd5 a5 19. Ng5 Nfd7 20. Bd2 b5 21. Rac1 Bxg5 22. Qxg5 Qxg5 23. Bxg5 b4 24. Bxh4 f6 25. f3 a4 26. Be1 Reb8 27. Rc4 axb3 28. axb3 Ra3 29. Rxb4 Rxb4 30. Bxb4 Rxb3 31. Ba5 Nb7 32. Bd2 Nbc5 33. h4 Nd3 34. Ba5 Kf7 35. Kh2 Nf4 36. Bc7 Ke7 37. h5

Oct-27-21  cormier: sf 12 depth=57

+0.11 17. Nf3 f5 18. Nc3 g5 19. Qd2 g4 20. Ne1 Bg5 21. e3 Bf6 22. f4 gxf3+ 23. Nxf3 Ne5 24. Nxe5 Bxe5 25. Ne2 Qa8+ 26. Kg1 Rg7 27. Ba3 h5 28. Nf4 h4 29. Qg2 Qxg2+ 30. Nxg2 hxg3 31. Bxd6 gxh2+ 32. Kh1 Bxd6 33. Rxd6 b5 34. cxb5 axb5 35. Nf4 b4 36. Rc4 e5 37. Ng6 Re8 38. Rh4 Rh7 39. Rxh7 Kxh7 40. Nh4 Nb5 41. Rb6 Nc3 42. Rxb4 Nxa2 43. Rb7+ Kh6 44. Nxf5+ Kg5 45. Nd6 Rf8 46. Kxh2 Nc3 47. Nc4 e4 48. Kg2 Kg6 49. Ra7 Ne2 50. Nb6 Kg5

Oct-27-21  cormier: <if 17.h4>
sf 12 depth=50

0.00 17... f5 18. Nc3 e5 19. Qd2 Bxg5 20. hxg5 f4 21. Ne4 fxg3 22. fxg3 d5 23. cxd5 Rxd5 24. Qc2 Nb4 25. Qxc7 Qxc7 26. Rxc7 Rxd1 27. Bxe5 Rf7 28. Rc8+ Rf8

Oct-28-21  cormier: sf 12 depth=58

+0.28 17. Nf3 f5 18. Nc3 g5 19. Qd2 g4 20. Ne1 Bg5 21. e3 Bf6 22. f4 gxf3+ 23. Nxf3 Ne5 24. Nxe5 Bxe5 25. Ne2 Bxb2 26. Qxb2 e5 27. Nc3 Qg5 28. Qe2 f4 29. exf4 exf4 30. Qf3 b5 31. Kh1 bxc4 32. Ne4 Qe5 33. bxc4 fxg3 34. Qxg3+ Qxg3 35. Nxg3 Rf4 36. c5 d5 37. Ne2 Rf2 38. Nd4 Rxa2 39. Nf5 Kf8 40. Rb1 Nb5 41. c6 Rc7 42. Rbc1 Re2 43. Rxd5 Ke8 44. Nd6+ Ke7 45. Nxb5 axb5 46. Rxb5 Kd6 47. h3 Rxc6

Oct-28-21  cormier: <if 17.h4>
sf 12 depth=51

0.00 17... f5 18. Nc3 e5 19. Qd2 Bxg5 20. hxg5 f4 21. Ne4 fxg3 22. fxg3 Nd4 23. Bxd4 Qa8 24. Qc2 exd4 25. Rxd4 Ne6 26. Rd5 Nc7

Oct-29-21  cormier: <if 17.h4>
sf 12 depth=52

0.00 17... f5 18. Nc3 e5 19. Qd2 Bxg5 20. hxg5 f4 21. Ne4 fxg3 22. fxg3 Nd4 23. Bxd4 Qa8 24. Qc2 exd4 25. Rxd4 Re7 26. Rh1 Rfe8 27. Rh4 Ne6 28. Rd5 Nf8 29. e3 Ng6 30. Nxd6 Nxh4+ 31. gxh4 Rxe3 32. Nxe8 Qxe8 33. Kf2 Rh3 34. Kg2

Oct-30-21  cormier: <sf 12 depth=54

0.00 16... Nc7 17. Nf3 f5 18. Nc3 g5 19. Qd2 g4 20. Ne1 Bg5 21. e3 Bf6 22. f4 gxf3+ 23. Nxf3 Ne5 24. Nxe5 Bxe5 25. Ne2 Bxb2 26. Qxb2 e5 27. Nc3 Qg5 28. Qd2 b5 29. Kh1 Rff7 30. cxb5 axb5 31. Qe2 Qg4 32. a4 d5 33. Qxg4+ fxg4 34. Nxb5 Nxb5 35. axb5 Rf3 36. b6 Rxe3 37. Rc7 Rxc7 38. bxc7 Rc3 39. Rxd5 Rxc7 40. Rxe5 Rc1+ 41. Kg2 Rc2+ 42. Kf1 Rxh2 43. Rg5+ Kf7 44. b4 Rb2 45. Rxg4 Kf6 46. Rf4+ Kg7 47. Ke1 Rb3>

Oct-30-21  cormier: sf 12 depth=55

+0.45 10. e4 O-O 11. Qe3 Nbd7 12. Nd4 Nc5 13. b3 Rc8 14. Bb2 Re8 15. Rd2 Bf8 16. f3 Qc7 17. Re1 Ncd7 18. Qe2 Qc5 19. Kh1 Qh5 20. Rdd1 h6 21. Ba1 Be7 22. Kg1 Qc5 23. Na4 Qc7 24. Kh1 Bf8 25. Nc3 Qc5 26. Qd2 Qg5 27. f4 Qc5 28. Qe2 e5 29. Nf5 Bc6 30. Nd5 b5 31. fxe5 dxe5 32. Nfe3 bxc4 33. Nxc4 Nxd5 34. exd5 Bb5 35. Qg4 Nf6 36. Qh4 Bxc4 37. Qxc4 Qxc4

Oct-30-21  cormier: <if 17.h4>
sf 12 depth=53

0.00 17... f5 18. Nc3 e5 19. Qd2 Bxg5 20. hxg5 f4 21. Ne4 fxg3 22. fxg3 Nd4 23. Bxd4 Qa8 24. Qc2 exd4 25. Rxd4 Re7 26. Rh1 Rfe8 27. Rh4 Ne6 28. Rd5 Nf8 29. e3 Ng6 30. Nxd6 Nxh4+ 31. gxh4 Rxe3 32. Nxe8 Qxe8 33. Kf2 Rh3 34. Kg2 Re3

Oct-30-21  cormier: <sf 12 depth=55

0.00 16... Nc7 17. Nf3 f5 18. Nc3 g5 19. Qd2 g4 20. Ne1 Bg5 21. e3 Rff7 22. Na4 Ne8 23. Nd3 Bf6 24. b4 Bxb2 25. Qxb2 Nf6 26. b5 Ne5 27. Nxe5 dxe5 28. Rxd7 Rxd7 29. Qxe5 Kf7 30. bxa6 Qa8+ 31. e4 Qxa6 32. exf5 exf5 33. Nc3 Qa8+ 34. Nd5 Nxd5 35. cxd5 Qxd5+ 36. Qxd5+ Rxd5 37. Rc7+ Kg8 38. Rb7 Rb5 39. h4 Rb2 40. a4 Rb4 41. Ra7 h6 42. a5 bxa5 43. Rxa5 f4 44. gxf4 Rxf4 45. Kg3 Rf3+ 46. Kxg4 Rxf2 47. Kg3 Rd2 48. Kf3 Kg7>

Nov-01-21  cormier: sf 12 depth=56

+0.47 10. e4 O-O 11. b3 b5 12. cxb5 axb5 13. e5 Nc6 14. Qe3 b4 15. exf6 Bxf6 16. Bb2 bxc3 17. Bxc3 Rb8 18. a4 h6 19. Bxf6 Qxf6 20. Nd4 Nxd4 21. Qxd4 Qxd4 22. Rxd4 Bxg2 23. Kxg2 Rxb3 24. Rxd6 Ra8 25. a5 Kf8 26. Rc6 Ra7 27. a6 Ke7 28. Ra4 Rb2 29. Ra3 Kd7 30. Rc1 Rb6 31. Rca1 g5 32. h3 Kd6 33. R1a2 f5 34. f4 Rb4 35. fxg5 hxg5 36. Rd3+ Ke7 37. Kf2 Kf6 38. Ra1 Rb6 39. Rda3 e5 40. Ra5 f4 41. Kf3 e4+ 42. Kg4

Nov-01-21  cormier: <if 17.h4>

sf 12 depth=54

0.00 17... f5 18. Nc3 e5 19. Qd2 Bxg5 20. hxg5 f4 21. Ne4 fxg3 22. fxg3 Nd4 23. Bxd4 Qa8 24. Qc2 exd4 25. Rxd4 Re7 26. Rh1 Rfe8 27. Rh4 Ne6 28. Rd5 Nf8 29. e3 Ng6 30. Nxd6 Nxh4+ 31. gxh4 Rxe3 32. Nxe8 Qxe8 33. Kf2 Rh3 34. Kg2

Nov-02-21  cormier: < sf 12 depth=56

0.00 16... Qa8 17. Nf3 Qb7 18. h4 f5 19. Nc3 b5 20. cxb5 axb5 21. Qe3 Nc7 22. a4 Bf6 23. axb5 Ne5 24. Na4 Nxf3 25. exf3 Bxb2 26. Nxb2 f4 27. Qe4 Qxe4 28. fxe4 Nxb5 29. Nc4 h5 30. Rd3 fxg3 31. fxg3 Rc7 32. Rcd1 Rb7 33. Kh3 Rf2 34. R1d2 Rxd2 35. Rxd2 e5 36. Rd5 Rb8 37. Kg2 Kh7 38. Kf3 Nc7 39. Rxd6 Rxb3+ 40. Kg2 Rb4 41. Nxe5 Rxe4 42. Nc6 Rg4 43. Nd4 Re4 44. Rd8 Ne6 45. Nxe6 Rxe6.>

Nov-03-21  cormier: < sf 12 depth=57

0.00 16... Qa8 17. Nf3 Qb7 18. h4 f5 19. Nc3 b5 20. cxb5 axb5 21. Qe3 Nc7 22. a4 Bf6 23. axb5 Ne5 24. Na4 Ng4 25. Qb6 Nxb5 26. Qxb7 Rxb7 27. Bxf6 Nxf6 28. Nc3 Nxc3 29. Rxc3 e5 30. Rc2 Ne4 31. Nd2 Nxd2 32. Rcxd2 Rxb3 33. Rxd6 f4 34. R1d3 Rb2 35. Rd2 Rxd2 36. Rxd2 fxg3 37. Kxg3 Kf7 38. Rd7+ Kg6 39. h5+ Kh6 40. e4 Re8 41. Kg4 Rf8 42. Rd6+ g6 43. hxg6 Rxf2 44. gxh7+ Kxh7 45. Re6 Rf4+ 46. Kg5 Rxe4 47. Re7+ Kg8 48. Kg6 Rg4+ 49. Kf6 Rf4+ 50. Ke6 Rf1 51. Kxe5 Rf2 52. Re8+ Kh7>

Nov-03-21  cormier: sf 12 depth=59

0.00 17. Nh3 f5 18. Nc3 Bf6 19. e4 b5 20. exf5 Qa8 21. Qf3 d5 22. cxd5 Ne5 23. Qe2 exf5 24. Kg1 Re8 25. Ba1 Qb7 26. a3 Nxd5 27. Nxd5 Rxd5 28. Rxd5 Qxd5 29. Bxe5 Qxe5 30. Qxe5 Rxe5 31. Nf4 g5 32. Nd3 Re2 33. Rc6 Rd2 34. Rxf6 Rxd3 35. Rxa6 Rxb3 36. Ra7 Rf3 37. Kg2 g4 38. Kf1 Rb3 39. Rb7 Rxa3 40. Rxb5 Rf3 41. Ke2 Kg7 42. Rb7+ Kg6 43. h4 Ra3 44. Rb5 Rf3 45. Kf1 Ra3 46. Kg2 h5

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