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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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Sep-14-18
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 24 dpa done

1. - / + (-1.29): 34...Bxe5 35.Bxe5 dxe5 36.Rc2 Rxc2 37.Nxc2 Rc7 38.Ne1 Rc4 39.f3 gxf3 40.Nxf3 Kf6 41.Nd2 Nxd2 42.Rxd2 Rxb4 43.Rd7 Rb1+ 44.Kf2 Rxb5 45.Rxh7 Rb2+ 46.Kg1 b5 47.Rb7 b4 48.Kf1 e4 49.h3 b3 50.Rb8 Rb1+ 51.Kg2 Kg5 52.Rg8+ Kh5 53.Rb8 b2 54.Rb5 Kg5 55.Rb6 Kf6 56.h4 Ke5 57.h5

May-02-19  Patzer Natmas: Magnus makes it look easy... Although the knight is not in the middle of the board, it packs a strong punch and continues to be a nuisance to Kramnik.
Oct-22-21
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  cormier: sf 10 only Depth 43
-1.12 33....Nxd3 34.Nxd3 Bf6 35.Bxf6 Kxf6 36.Rb8 Nc3 37.Rf1 Rd2 38.Ne1 Nxb5 39.f3 h5 40.Rh8 gxf3 41.Nxf3 Re2
Oct-22-21
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  cormier: sf 10 only Depth 38
-1.14 33.Nfd3 Nxd3 34.Nxd3 Bf6 35.Bxf6 Kxf6 36.Rf8+ Rf7 37.Rb8 Nc3 38.Rf1 Rd2 39.Nc1 Nxb5 40.Rxb6 Nc3 41.Nb3
Oct-22-21
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  cormier: sf 10 only Depth 31
-0.90 32....Kf7 33.Nfd3 Nxd3 34.Nxd3 Bf6 35.Bxf6 Kxf6 36.Rb8 Nc3 37.Rf1 Rd2 38.Nf4 Nxb5 39.Rxb6 Nc3 40.Rb8 e5
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: sf 10 only Depth 40
-1.18 32.Rc8+ Kf7 33.Nfd3 Nxd3 34.Nxd3 Bf6 35.Bxf6 Kxf6 36.Rc6 Rb7 37.Kg2 h5 38.Rc8 e5 39.Rc6 Ke6 40.Kf1
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: sf 10 Depth 39
-1.24 31....Rxa2
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: sf 10 Depth 34
-1.14 30....Qxb5 31.cxb5 Rxa2
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: sf 10 Depth 28
-1.13 29....Ra7 30.Qb5 Qxb5 31.cxb5 Rxa2
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: 10.Ng5 Did not get to attack the horse with b5 - try to attack with e4. This continuation was developed in the second half of the 70s, mainly by the efforts of Hungarian chess players: Adorian, Chom, Ribli, Pinter, Khazai ... [The elephant can't join the fight yet -
10.Bf4?! e5! and full compensation for the figure white in the variants do not receive.]
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: 10...Bxg2 11.Kxg2 Carlsen pondered. I'm ready to tell him... The most reliable way to defend a position is 11...Nc6 12.Qf4 and there is a choice of 12...0-0 or 12...Ra7. Honestly, this option never seemed dangerous to me. But Kramnik is a serious person. Once elected, it means that he has something behind his soul ...
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: 11...Nc6 The mental impulse reached the recipient. 12.Qf4 The white queen remains in the ranks of the attacking point d6. In addition to horses with e4, a poor pawn can be upset by a white elephant - with a3 after advancing b2-b3.
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: sf 10 Depth 43
0.00 12....O-O 13.b3 Qc7 14.Nce4 h6 15.Nf3 Nd7 16.Nxd6 g5 17.Nb5 Qc8 18.Nd6

+0.18 12....Qc7 13.Nge4 Nxe4 14.Qxe4 O-O 15.b3 Qd7 16.a4 Rfd8 17.Ba3 Qc7 18.Qe3 Rac8 19.Rac1 Qa7 20.Qf3 Na5

Oct-23-21
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  cormier: sf 10 Depth 43
0.00 29.Bxe5 dxe5 30.Nfd3 Nxf2 31.Nxf2 Bxe3 32.Qb3 Bxc1 33.Rxc1 e4 34.Nc2 Rd2 35.Ne3 Qd7 36.Nf1 Re2 37.Rd1

-0.09 29.Bd4 Rc7 30.Qxe8+ Rxe8 31.Bxe5 dxe5 32.Nfd3 Be7 33.a3 a5 34.f3 Nf6 35.Nxe5 axb4 36.axb4 gxf3 37.N1d3

-0.41 29.Qa3 Bf6 30.Bd4 a5 31.bxa5 bxa5 32.Bxe5 dxe5 33.Rxd7 Qxd7 34.Nfd3 Ng5 35.Qxa5 Nh3+ 36.Kf1 Qb7 37.c5

Oct-23-21
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  cormier: sf 10 Depth 42
0.00 28....Ne5 29.Bxe5 dxe5 30.Nfd3 Nxf2 31.Nxf2 Bxe3 32.Qa3 Bxc1 33.Rxc1 e4 34.Qe3 Qd8 35.c5 bxc5 36.bxc5 Rd2
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: sf 10 Depth 41
+0.42 28.f3 gxf3 29.Nxf3 Bh6 30.Nd2 Nxd2 31.Rxd2 Ne5 32.Qd1 Bg7 33.Bd4 a5 34.bxa5 bxa5 35.c5 d5 36.c6
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: 12...O-O is good! In the first edition, I ignored this move (the book, alas, is not rubber), and he played against Igor Ivanov three years ago at a tournament in Canada... Here we are treacherous - the authors of debut books. :) A little surprised by the next pause in the performance of famous moves. This time Vladimir Borisovich himself thought! The biggest connoisseur of the debut in the world... I'm not sure, though. that he plunged into the wilds of the Hedgehog as deeply as some maniacs. But he probably knows the current options perfectly and even a little better - he has strong novelties in the zagashnik. The trick is that this option is not considered relevant... Well, using time with a lot of sense - I will explain to you the essence of the position. Castling freed the black field e8! This gives them the opportunity to evade the exchange of horses. On 13.Nce4 or 13.Nge4 should be answered 13...Ne8!, protecting a weak pawn and leaving white horses in fools - let them fight among themselves for one good field in the center. The second important idea is quite standard: the translation of the queen rook through a7 to d7. That's all you need to know in this position for confidence in the future. Point d6 will be able to keep - I guarantee. The subtleties of the subsequent middlegame are the next stage of mastery. For their development will still have to open a thick folio ... [After 12...Ra7, the key option is
13.Nce4 Rd7 14.Nxf6+ Bxf6 15.Nxh7!? Rxh7 16.Qe4 Rh5 17.Qxc6 Rc5 18.Qe4 Qc8! - Blacks play the pawn and completely neutralize the pressure of the whites.]
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: 13.Nce4 Ta-a7! Curiously. What does Kramnik intend to do with the g5 horse? Which, I hope, will now remain hanging in the air with an inflatable ball... [Let me show you my duel with the Maestro who has already gone to the best world: 13.Nf3 Qc7 14.b3 Rfd8 15.Bb2 Qb7 16.Ne4 Nxe4
(Now you can change, and even need -
16...Ne8? 17.Nfg5!)
17.Qxe4 b5 18.Rac1 bxc4 19.Qg4 Bf8 20.Rxc4 d5 21.Rf4 d4! 22.Qh3 h6 23.Rh4 e5 24.Kg1 Qc8! and the end affected the superiority of black in the center, I. Ivanov - Shipov, Canada, 2005.]
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: sf 10 Depth 43
0.00 13.b3 b5 14.cxb5 axb5 15.Nxb5 Nd5 16.Qd2 Bf6 17.Qc2 g6 18.Qxc6 Rc8 19.Qa6 Ra8

0.00 13.Nge4 Nxe4 14.Nxe4 Ra7 15.b3 Rd7 16.Ng5 d5 17.cxd5 Rxd5 18.Rxd5 Qxd5+ 19.Nf3 Bc5 20.e4 Qd1 21.Bb2

Oct-23-21
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  cormier: 13...Ne8! Small but smart!
[Variant 13...Nxe4 14.Nxe4 Ra7 15.b3
(15.Nxd6? Rd7)
15...Rd7 16.Bb2 does not give pleasure to connoisseurs of the Hedgehog. Wrong spring, wrong fuse... Whites have a small and enduring advantage. Next in the game Chom - Kinderman, Biel, 1986 was played 16...d5 17.cxd5 Rxd5 18.Nc3 Rxd1 19.Rxd1 Qc8 20.Ne4 f6 21.Qe3 Qc7 22.Rc1 Rc8 23.Nxf6+! gxf6 24.Qxe6+ Kg7 25.Rc4 and white developed a powerful attack.]
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: sf 10 Depth 43
0.00 27....Rgf7 28.Qa4 Rd8 29.Ned3 Rc8 30.h4 Bh6 31.Ne2 a5 32.a3 Rfc7 33.Qb5 Rb8 34.Qa4
Oct-23-21
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  cormier: sf 10 Depth 39
+0.48 27.Qb3 Rgf7 28.Qa4 Ra7 29.f3 gxf3 30.Nxf3 Bh6 31.Nd2 e5 32.Nxe4 exf4 33.Rxd6 Qxe4 34.Qxc6 Qxe3+ 35.Kh1
Oct-24-21
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  cormier: 14.b3 Here is another uninvited but foreseeable guest. Now A3 will come out, the threat will create. And the balloon is still in place... The position of whites looks very active. But there are serious dangers for them! Black pawns can unexpectedly prick white figures. You understand what can happen to a big beautiful ball, eat it with a thin needle ... Especially carefully it is necessary to monitor the attack f7-f5. Not now, of course, but a little later...
Oct-24-21
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  cormier: 14...Ra7 Well done, man! He knows the key ideas and correctly executes everything. Although the representative is not a chess country, but our man!
Oct-24-21
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  cormier: sf 10 Depth 40
+0.21 26....Ne4 27.Qb3 Rgf7 28.f3 gxf3 29.Nxf3 a5 30.a3 Bh6 31.Nd2 Ne5 32.Nxe4 Nf3+ 33.Kh1 Qa8 34.Qc2 Ng5

+0.43 26....e5 27.Nd5 Ne4 28.Qb3 Rgf7 29.Rc2 Bd8 30.Qa4 Nb8 31.f4 gxf3 32.Nxf3 Qe6 33.Rg2 h5 34.Nd2 Nf6

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