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Arsen Oganyan vs Vladimir Kramnik
Belorechensk (1984)
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Main Line (B89)  ·  0-1



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May-25-09  visayanbraindoctor: Kramnik could have only been 8 years old when he played this game. Kids aren't supposed to play like this. They're still supposed to be learning how to mate a naked King with two rooks.
May-25-09  Open Defence: thats what I tell myself when I lose to an 8 yr old.....
Aug-07-09  SharkGypsy: This was a fascinating game.
Jun-25-10  Don Cossacks: Powerful game by the young Kramnik.
Jun-25-10  SpiritedReposte: Dag! This is a sharper, riskier version of Kramnik. This game should be in more collections.
Jun-25-10  Catfriend: He's <<8>>... Holy Schnitzel!

Already back then he calmly withstood sharp attacks, defended well, and won with his counter-play.

Nov-22-11  qqdos: Was he 8 or 9? - not that it makes much difference. This game is the first in Kramnik's 2000 book My Life and Games and was played in the last round of the Krasnodar Junior (under-16) ch. with Oganian in the lead - Vlado had to win with the black pieces! I presume Oganian was not a Dr. already. Compare this with another prodigy E Kengis vs Kasparov, 1973 who managed to draw against the Velimirovic Attack.
Sep-22-14  Chatu Ranga: This game reminds me of E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1973.
Jul-13-15  roriray35: oganian's birth year is given as 1952.How could he be playing in an under sixteen tournament in 1984 ?.
Jul-13-15  whiteshark: The position after <14...Nd7>

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[Event "Schoeneck op U18 Girls 5th"]
[Site "Schoeneck"]
[Date "1986.12.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Derlich, Karin"]
[Black "Hennigan, Rita"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B89"]
[WhiteElo "1800"]
[BlackElo "2085"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "1986.12.??"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "7"]
[EventCountry "GER"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Be3 a6 8. Bb3 Bd7 9. Qe2 Qc7 10. O-O-O Na5 11. g4 Nxb3+ 12. Nxb3 Bc6 13. f3 Be7 14. g5 Nd7 15. Rhg1 b5 16. a3 Rb8 17. Bd4 O-O 18. f4 e5 19. Be3 exf4 20. Bxf4 a5 21. Nd5 Bxd5 22. Rxd5 b4 23. Rxa5 bxa3 24. Rxa3 Ne5 25. Kb1 Nc4 26. Ra4 Rfc8 27. Rg3 Nb6 28. Rd4 Rd8 29. Rh3 g6 30. Rc3 Qa7 31. Qd3 Ra8 32. h4 Qa2+ 33. Kc1 Na4 34. Rc7 Qxb2+ 35. Kd2 Bf8 36. Bxd6 Qb1 37. Bxf8 Rxf8 38. Rdd7 Qg1 39. Qe2 Rfd8 40. Ra7 Qxa7 0-1

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Jul-13-15  whiteshark: And <Keeping Up with the Oganians> isn't a German reality television series either.
Jul-30-15  roriray35: could it be Arsen Oganyan, born 1970 in russia?
Oct-28-15  rookpawn101: How does an 8 year old play with such precision and tenacity?!
May-03-19  Damenlaeuferbauer: <rookpawn101>: Because he was THE Vladimir Kramnik!

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