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Viswanathan Anand vs Vladimir Kramnik
6th Amber Rapid, Monaco (1997)  ·  Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense (D38)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-14-05
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  notyetagm: Kramnik blunders with 44 ... R4e6?, missing the <discovered deflection> 45 Qxe6! Rxe6? 46 Rd8+ Re8 47 Rxe8# so instead he must play 45 ... fxe6 46 Rxh7 Kxh7 47 Rh1 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.
Sep-14-05
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  notyetagm: The question mark on 44 ... R4e6? came from Fritz 8, not me. I would call the move "a blunder in a hopeless position". Fritz 8 said 44 ... Qh6 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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