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Vladimir Kramnik vs Georg Meier
Dortmund Sparkassen (2011), Dortmund GER, rd 7, Jul-28
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Romanishin Variation (A11)  ·  1-0



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Jul-28-11  Ulhumbrus: <mike1: well, Kd7 is not working because of Nc4 with Nb6+ to follow....> I would put this at least a little differently: Kd7 is not working because of Nc4! with Nb6+!! to follow. A brilliant and instructive example of the way a Knight cooperates with the Rooks
Jul-28-11  haydn20: h4, Kh3 to unleash the B and it might be over.
Jul-28-11  haydn20: It may be hard to call him "Drawnik" for awhile.
Jul-28-11  haydn20: Now 47 Nf5 I guess
Jul-28-11  uscfratingmybyear: No Be4+ due to pinned king, that's the reason for K to h3 soon, to bring the B into the game with enough effect for the lady who is too short for her weight to start singing.
Jul-28-11  boz: <uscfratingmybyear> Thanks I was questioning my sanity.
Jul-28-11  Gordon1306: <boz:> White bishop can't move right now.
Jul-28-11  DrMAL: just getting to this game...looks like in the nick of time, as black seems lost
Jul-28-11  Gordon1306: Black is lost!
Jul-28-11  uscfratingmybyear: <boz> Is okay, remember, don't believe everything you think.
Jul-28-11  boz: <Gordon1306> Yes, I don't know why I would even bother to question a simple tactic with players like these.
Jul-28-11  DrMAL: maybe they are being nostalgic about the good ole days when men were men and got mated LOL
Jul-28-11  Shams: Kramnik's Dancing Rook always looks the coolest.
Jul-28-11  Gordon1306: Mate in four! or lose the Black rook on c7.
Jul-28-11  haydn20: <Shams> You're right, it's a helluva dancing rook!
Jul-28-11  Gordon1306: Thanks CG - some vintage Kramnik is always welcome.
Jul-28-11  ajile:

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Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit :

1. (4.10): 1...Kf8 2.Nxh6 Ne5 3.Rg8+ Ke7 4.Rg5 Nac6 5.Bxc6 R7xc6 6.Rgxe5+ Rxe5 7.Rxe5+

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Kd7 8.Nf5 hxg3 9.Kxg3 Rb6 10.Re7+ Kd8 11.Re2 Rb8 12.Kf4 Kc7 13.Ke4 Rf8 14.Nd4

Jul-28-11  kia0708: Kramnik, the Elvis of chess
Jul-28-11  OneArmedScissor: What's the point of <46. h4>?
Jul-28-11  jussu: <What's the point of <46. h4>?>

48. Kh3, I suppose.

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  Everett: Vintage Kramnik is right, with his patented Nf3, c4, g3 combo from his Black-crushing days starting in the mid-90's.

Kramnik at his best is like some monstrous amalgam of Smyslov and Karpov. Here, he even looks a little Botvinnikish, especially with 16.f3 and 17.e4.

Congratulations on a great game Vladimir!

Jul-29-11  VLADMNIK: where are the Kramnik haters when you look for them
Jul-29-11  Mr. Bojangles: <VLADMNIK: where are the Kramnik haters when you look for them>

Under the rock...

Jul-30-11  cormier: 23.Nd3 -> Knts attraction technique of the black pawns over-extention -> till 30.Nbd2
Jul-30-11  ashalpha: 32. d5 is a great conception opening up the dark square bishop and forcing exchanges which favor White. When Kramnik is in form he is really strong.
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