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|Aug-28-08|| ||arsen387: what a great player Kramnik is! This game is awesome!!|
|Aug-28-08|| ||Red October: the White King in the final stages looks like a soccer forward dodging the defenders in an attempt to cross the ball|
|Aug-28-08|| ||visayanbraindoctor: This amazing game was played by the young Kramnik, which we do not see much of nowadays ever since he changed his opening repertoire to suit matches rather than tournaments and started playing more quietly.|
Aside from the game itself, there are some other pretty amazing facts and implications. One, Kramnik was only 18 years old at this time. Two, this 18 year old newbie to international chess actually outplayed the reigning and greatest chess World Champion in history, something that few GMs have ever done. Kasparov did not blunder this game away; he lost it fair and square. Three, unlike many top GMs, Kramnik clearly shows that he has no fear of Kasparov, no jinx; he fought the great GKK hand to hand, toe to toe, tactic for tactic. Kasparov's inability to cast a chess hex over a teen-aged Kramnik, something that he did to other top GMs, would tell decisively in their World Championship match 6 years later. Four, this game showed the chessworld that the young Kramnik was a genuine chess talent capable of becoming World Champion in the future.
|Sep-26-08|| ||sergeidave: Tons of guts by Kramnik!!|
|Jan-15-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Yikes. One can only imagine Kasparov's face after this game...|
|Jun-11-09|| ||chessgames.com: Congratulations to SloVice for today's winning entry, "Who Let the Pawns Out?"|
In case any of you missed the announcement, we've doubled our prizes for the 2009 Pun Contest. The puns that ranked from 11-20 will win prizes (4 month trial memberships to Chessgames Premium services) just like the top 10.
Then we'll even show you the next 10 puns, which we call "honorable mentions" because while they scored highly, sorry, we have to cut the prizes off somewhere.
So from June 11th through June 30th, you'll see the puns ranked 11th through 30th.
|Jun-11-09|| ||arsen387: Great pun and great game!|
|Jun-11-09|| ||WannaBe: Woof, Woof, Woof!!|
|Jun-11-09|| ||GMNick: Three passed pawns at c6, d6 and d5 = certain win!|
|Jun-11-09|| ||sfm: The pawn on a5 is a traitor of the worst kind.|
|Jun-11-09|| ||kevin86: What sound does a pawn make-to correspont with the barking dogs in the Baha Men's song:Who let the dogs out?|
White's pawn entourage not only force a win,but protect the king at the end of this one.
Can we call it a PAWNTOURAGE? lol
|Jun-11-09|| ||njchess: Great game from Kramnik. Kasparov underestimates the power of the centrally linked pawns and exchanges three central pawns for a bishop with 26. ... Nxh4?. With the startling 29. Rxf5!, Kramnik shatters Black's position while simultaneously creating mating threats. Despite Kasparov's desperate efforts, there is no draw to be found with perpetual check.|
|Jun-11-09|| ||Samagonka: Impressive attack by Kramnik. I have rarely seen such an effective pawn strategy.|
|Jun-11-09|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: I think the sounds of pawns being thumped down on a woodern board could make up for the lack of barking dogs from the song!|
|Jun-11-09|| ||SloVice: Thanks to <chessgames.com> and to the voters. I'm grinning from ear to ear. :) I had hoped, but never expected to place this high.|
|Jun-11-09|| ||Once: Like Pillsbury or Philidor reborn ... great stuff. When kasparov sacked his rook I was dreading a miraculous escape for black. Amazing how far advanced passed pawns can outweigh a rook disadvantage.|
|Jun-11-09|| ||WhiteRook48: great, hilarious pun!!|
|Jun-11-09|| ||Jimfromprovidence: If there is a pathway for white to win after 31...Rb4, I'd like to see it.|
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|Jun-25-09|| ||kamalakanta: <Jimfromprovidence: If there is a pathway for white to win after 31...Rb4, I'd like to see it.>|
I don't see it either. Maybe time-pressure?
|Mar-13-10|| ||mrsaturdaypants: OK, how about
32 Rxb4 axb4 33 Bg4
White's aim is to control the h3-c8 diagonal in order to escort those beautiful passed pawns to promotion. The white queen may move to e6 in order to protect the d6 pawn when white plays c6. Black can trade knight for bishop, but his knight is vital to his defense.
I think black is still sunk.
|May-20-10|| ||transhuman7: The ending is like some kind of strangulation.|
|Aug-30-10|| ||sevenseaman: <zorro's answer to chessamateur, Black is on the upper side of the board> - I just love it; a rare piece of chess fun.|
|Aug-10-11|| ||DrMAL: In the video of this fabulous short game (Grandmaster DVD Magazine #10) the audience started applauding when Kramnik moved 32.Rg4+ and Kasparov got annoyed.|
According to the narrator, GM Danny King, Kasparov had anticipated all this, including 34.c6 when he whipped off 34...Rxb2+ sacrificing back. But apparently he did not count on 37.Ka4! winning, otherwise he would have had a mate.
|Nov-06-11|| ||Lokaz: This is truly one of chess history's immortal games.|
|May-27-13|| ||hudapri: <WhiteRook48> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZqc...|
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