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How to play against the Bayonet Attack.
Compiled by little fluffy
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For more examples, please study Smirin, Radjabov, Kotronias and especially Gelfand who Kramnik could never beat in a Bayonet.

Simple exchanges and pawn grabbing.
Kramnik vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Creating threats on the f file.
Kramnik vs Smirin, 1999
(E97) King's Indian, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smirin improves with 14...Nf4.
Delchev vs Smirin, 2001
(E97) King's Indian, 67 moves, 0-1

Patience is the key.
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1998 
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

15...Nxd5!
Kramnik vs Gelfand, 1996
(E97) King's Indian, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gelfand again.
Kramnik vs Gelfand, 1996
(E97) King's Indian, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Equalising easily.
Kramnik vs Gelfand, 1996 
(E97) King's Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

28...d5!!
Bareev vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Kingside attack.
A Simutowe vs Smirin, 2001 
(E97) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Kingside attack 2.
Radjabov vs Smirin, 2001 
(E97) King's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

PGA! (Patience, grab, attack!)
Ponomariov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(E97) King's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

The power of the dark-squared bishop.
Z Gyimesi vs Radjabov, 2005 
(E97) King's Indian, 70 moves, 0-1

Van Wely vs Kotronias, 2005 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

Van Wely vs Kotronias, 2005
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Don't worry, there's always 12...c6.
Van Wely vs Radjabov, 2005 
(E97) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

More 12...c6
Bacrot vs Radjabov, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

24...Rxf2!
Bareev vs Radjabov, 2003 
(E97) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

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