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Vladimir Kramnik vs Nigel Short
Corus Group A (2000), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-18
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37)  ·  1-0


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Jan-29-05  fgh: It's interesting that till this tournament game, Kramnik hasn't played Short for five years!
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  Honza Cervenka: 19.Bxf7 is a pretty shot. If Black takes the Bishop 19...Kxf7, then 20.Rab1 Qc3 21.Rfc1 forces the Queen to leave a1-h8 diagonal where it covers Bishop on f6 and 20...Bxg5 or 21...Bxg5 is not possible as the Knight takes the Bishop with check.
May-03-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Kramnik vs Short, 2000.
Your score: 48 (par = 40)


May-03-12  okba12: very beutifull game - deserves more comments -common you with engines-sophisticated game
Jan-24-13  vinidivici: <Honza> <19.Bxf7 is a pretty shot.>

Yeah its a beautiful trick and a bit vague for a layman. Got me more than 3 minutes to realize the continuation after 19.Bxf7 Kxf7.

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  plang: Chess fashion is fascinating. I have Samarian's book on the Queens Gambit Declined (1974); it doesn't even mention 8 cxd. It was fairly popular a century or so ago, was not played between 1946 and 1970 (at least in this database) and now is a main line. 13..g6 had been played in Van der Sterren-Bonsch Munich 1992 (not included in this database); 13..Qb6? was a new but not successful innovation. Short had overlooked that his intended response 16..Bf5 could be answered by 17 Qh4! with a decisive attack. The alternative 22..Ne5 is not effective after 23 Bd5..Nd3 24 Re3..Qf4 25 Qg3..Qxg3 26 fxg..Ne5 27 Bxb7.
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  typhoonsub: I did not like 19.Bxf7 sacrifice. I don't see why such rush.Black was not forced to take. After this move Short obtained a very powerful counter game. Except for the blunder 31...Nd4?? Black was very close to win. Perhaps playing calmly 19. Rab1 gives White a safety way to obtain a winning attack: 19.Rab1 Qxa3; 20. BxB+ KxB 21.Qh4+ Kg7 22. Ng5 h5 23.Nxf7 Rf8 [23...Rd7 24.Qf4 followed by 25.Qh6+ 26.Qh8+ with quick mate; and 23...Nd8 24.Qh6+ Kf6 25.Ng5] 24.Qf4 Qe7 [24...Rf7 25.Qf7+ Kh6 26.Qg8] 25.Qh6+ Kf6 26.Ng5 and black has no reasonable defense.
Jan-27-17  blackdranzer: After 13 Qb3...y not d4?. 14 Nxd4 Nxd4 15.exd4 Bxd4 16 Rfd1 Qb6 17.Rd2 Bf6 ...and if 17 Qxb6 then Bxb6
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