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Cez Chess Trophy Rapid Match

Vladimir Kramnik5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[view games]
David Navara2.5/8(+1 -4 =3)[view games]

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kramnik vs Navara 1-033 2008 Cez Chess Trophy RapidE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
2. Navara vs Kramnik 0-162 2008 Cez Chess Trophy RapidC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
3. Kramnik vs Navara 1-064 2008 Cez Chess Trophy RapidA37 English, Symmetrical
4. Navara vs Kramnik ½-½68 2008 Cez Chess Trophy RapidE46 Nimzo-Indian
5. Kramnik vs Navara  ½-½36 2008 Cez Chess Trophy RapidB72 Sicilian, Dragon
6. Navara vs Kramnik 0-136 2008 Cez Chess Trophy RapidD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Kramnik vs Navara  ½-½44 2008 Cez Chess Trophy RapidA34 English, Symmetrical
8. Navara vs Kramnik 1-041 2008 Cez Chess Trophy RapidD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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May-18-08  Atking: Kramnik save it!
May-18-08  hitman84: Kramnik weaved some magic with 35.e6! Brilliant defending!
May-18-08  slomarko: Navara plays nicely but in time trouble Kramnik is always faster.
May-18-08  hitman84: <Slomarko>Your boy is receiving a drubbing :P
May-18-08  slomarko: <Kramnik weaved some magic with 35.e6! Brilliant defending!> actualy black was still winning easily for example instead of 39...Rd8? just 39...b3 is a simple win:


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May-18-08  hitman84: umm.. yes b3 was winning.
May-18-08
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  acirce: I don't really know what Kramnik was doing in this game but somehow he survived as usual.
May-18-08  cannibal: That was some rather unbelievably bad play out of the opening from Kramnik. And still Navara didn't manage to win. In the final position Kramnik was actually pawn up. It was rather symbolic, but I'm not sure if Navara wouldn't have been able to blow it if the played on.
May-18-08  DCP23: <cannibal> Yes that was my impression too, that Kramnik could either win it from the final position or at least torture Navara for some time. And then still win it :) Perhaps he thought Navara has had enough already.
May-18-08  Atking: <cannibal: That was some rather unbelievably bad play out of the opening from Kramnik.> Yes it seems he changed his plan between the moves. Never good. Be3-Bd4-Be3 Rbd1.... Black's 13...a6 was surprisely ressourcifull(b5).May be 14.Bf4orBg5 was better.
May-18-08  Atking: I had the sad impression that Navara will lost this one. Q sortie in the opening is rarely good. Here Black equalizes easily.
May-18-08  Atking: Here again why not the natural 14...b6 15...Bb7?
May-18-08  Atking: 18...Nd7 Is that Kramnik humour?
May-18-08  cannibal: Didn't Navara do Kramnik a favor with b4? Cause now Bd7 Bxb7 Rb8 is possible, and black gets his pieces untied.
May-18-08  Atking: Yes <cannibal> Kramnik is a bit provocative here. Now Rd8 b6 and Bc8 with a better pawn ending for Black.
May-18-08
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  acirce: As a service to all aspiring chess masters, Kramnik is illustrating the important principle of putting all your pawns on the same colour as your bishop.
May-18-08  DCP23: <acirce> LOOOOOL
May-18-08  Atking: 32.Rd6 looks very good for White.
May-18-08  Atking: Yes <arcice> Kramnik's oversophisticated play is his own ennemy.
May-18-08  Atking: Congratulations to Navara!
May-18-08
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  acirce: Nicely enough, Navara finishes the match by finally getting a win.
May-18-08  cannibal: And finally Navara won one!
Maybe Kramnik didn't care much anymore about the match today, but his play, especially in the opening, was very careless today.
May-18-08  tldr3: 1-0 to bad i was hoping Kramnik would stay undefeated
May-18-08  slomarko: where are now all the clowns who claimed this was a missmatch?
May-18-08  gorash: <slomarko> I'd like to check in! this _was_ a mismatch
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