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Vladimir Kramnik vs Garry Kasparov
Novgorod (1994), Novgorod (Russia), rd 10, Aug-??
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Apr-11-04  Cornwallis: interesting how this transposes into a grunfeld exchange
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  acirce: Very important game for Grünfeld theory.
Jun-18-05  aw1988: <acirce> Good point. Wonderful game, showing fully the quotation of the masters.
Oct-14-05  BabyJ: I don't understand 21...Qc4? here.
Chop the queens and then play ...a5,
or at least play 21...Qe6! - preventing the g6-sac (and threatening ...Nc3!). Not very good from Gazz.
Oct-20-05  Petrocephalon: <BabyJ> You have a curious habit of awarding question marks to the moves of world champions, while awarding exclamation marks to your own.

Chop queens at move 21 and the a-pawn will drop, while 21..Qe6 22.Rb8 Rxb8 23.Qxb8+ Kh7 24.Qb7 Nc3 25.Re1 doesn't look all that appealing.

21..Qc4 on the other hand threatens to overload the white queen, forcing the g6-sac, giving Black the draw.

Jan-19-06  aw1988: 23. Rc1 wins.
Apr-05-06  Hobgoblin: <acirce> What a fantastic game.Toe to toe stood the titans of modern chess- no quarter asked and none given.
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  acirce: For 14.Bxe7 and 15.Rxb7 compare with 11.Rxb7 in Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 - Kramnik simply asks "Ok, why can't I just take this pawn?" The difference is that here Kasparov gives a better answer. But 15..Nd7 might be even more convincing as had already been played in the game given below, not in this database, and where Black was soon better. I'd guess it was unknown to both players.

[Event "Troll Masters"]
[Site "Gausdal"]
[Date "1991.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Hultin, Johan"]
[Black "Ernst, Thomas"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D85"]
[WhiteElo "2235"]
[BlackElo "2500"]
[PlyCount "68"]
[EventDate "1991.01.??"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "NOR"]
[Source "ChessBase"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qxa2 12. O-O Bg4 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bxe7 Re8 15. Rxb7 Nd7 16. Bb4 Rxe4 17. Re1 Bxf3 18. Bxf3 Rxd4 19. Qc1 Ne5 20. Qe3 Rd3 21. Qe4 Nxf3+ 22. gxf3 Rad8 23. Re2 Rd1+ 24. Kg2 Qb1 25. Be1 Qxe4 26. Rxe4 R8d7 27. Re8+ Kh7 28. Rbb8 Ra1 29. Bb4 a5 30. Bc5 a4 31. Re3 Rd5 32. Ba3 Rg5+ 33. Kh3 Rag1 34. Rb4 Bf6 0-1

So maybe this one wasn't such a "[v]ery important game for Grünfeld theory"

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