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Vladimir Kramnik vs Garry Kasparov
Novgorod (1995), Novgorod RUS, rd 6, Jun-02
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Nov-02-03  Open Defence: This is an interesting game where Kramnik chooses the quiet 4d3 in the two knights defense against Kasparov, the ending was no doubt held but this quiet line is a good choice for the amateur I feel :-)
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  InspiredByMorphy: This game is neck and neck. It looks as though Kramnik has a slight advantage in the middlegame, but Kasparov comes through in the endgame to clench the draw.
Jan-05-05  ArturoRivera: How much risk takes Kramnik by grabbing that pawn.
Jan-10-09  rjsolcruz: The opening moves of this particular game appeared in the game of amateurs, specifically grade school boys John Bacuyag of Xavier (White) and Rhal Junior Sol Cruz of La Salle (Black) in PAYA Cup 2008. The boys played: 1 e5 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6 4 d3 Be7 5 O-O O-O. But in the 6th move, Bacuyag tried 6 Nc3 to which Sol Cruz replied with 6 ... a6.

I am sure that these boys know not of the name nor variation of this opening nor that it was already played by these two great GMs of chess. They played it with one thing in their mind, to develop their pieces quickly.

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