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Viswanathan Anand vs Vladimir Kramnik
Corus (2000), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 4, Jan-19
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Variation Kantscher Line (B66)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jan-10-07  Grega: Interesting game.
Feb-02-07  positionalgenius: What a game! The tactics just flow along...
Mar-18-08  positionalgenius: If every game in Bonn is as good as this one we are in for a treat....
Mar-18-08  KamikazeAttack: Anand and Kramnik have a lot of fighting draws especially with Kramnik playing the Sicilian.
Nov-13-12  okba1: i enjoined this draw very much
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  plang: The aggressive 12 e5 was first played in the miniature Kasparov-Hracek 1996 Erevan Olympiad. 18..0-0-0 had been played in the rapid game Kasparov-Ivanchuk Frankfurt 1998; 18..h5 was new. Anand's 19 Bf3 has not been repeated; 19 a4 is considered stronger. After 20 h4? Black had the initiative; stronger was 20 Qh3..Kb8 21 Rhe1..Bc8 with an unclear position. Anand's active defense with 28 Rh7! and 29 Qxe4! held the balance. The alternative 29 Rxc7..Bxg6 30 Rc6..Rg4 would have been strong for Black.
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