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Viswanathan Anand vs Vladimir Kramnik
Amber-rapid 6th (1997), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 5, Apr-23
Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense (D38)  ·  1-0


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  notyetagm: Kramnik blunders with 44 ... ♖4e6?, missing the <discovered deflection> 45 ♕xe6! ♖xe6? 46 ♖d8+ ♖e8 47 ♖xe8# so instead he must play 45 ... fxe6 46 ♖xh7 ♔xh7 47 ♖h1 and lose his trapped h2-bishop to the pin on the h-file. So Kramnik resigned.
Sep-14-05  samvega: Strictly speaking, a move shouldn't be described as a blunder if the game is lost anyway. Here, there seems to be no defence to the threat Qf6 and Rh1. If 44..Bxg3 25.Qxg3 white still has the threat of Qg2 & Rh1.
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  notyetagm: The question mark on 44 ... ♖4e6? came from Fritz 8, not me. I would call the move "a blunder in a hopeless position". Fritz 8 said 44 ... ♕h6 was the only move that was not losing and even that was .
Sep-14-05  samvega: My mistake, I was being shallow. 44..Qh6 45.Qf6? Rxe3+ 46.Kf1 Rf3. And against other moves black can now safely play ..Re6. Thank you for correcting me.
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