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Vladimir Kramnik vs Garry Kasparov
Linares (1998), Linares ESP, rd 6, Feb-28
English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights Variation (A34)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  plang: The opening quickly transposed into a gambit line of the Gruenfeld Exchange that was very popular in this tournament. The original game for this branch of the gambit was Gelfand's win over Kamsky at Dos Hermanas 1996 where Kamsky played 19..Qa3. 19..Qa5 was Illescas' improvement which he played in his draw with Lautier at Wijk-Aaan-Zee 1997. Lautier had played 20 Bd2; 20 Re1 was new. If 21 Rb5? Kasparov gives 21..Qa2 22 Rxe5?..Bxd6 23 Rd5..Bxh2+ 24 Kxh2..Rxd1 25 Bxd1..Qc4 as a way that White can go wrong here. Kramnik showed that 25..axb? would have been bad for Black after 26 Bxe5 and if 26..Ra7? 27 Bc7..Rxb7 28 Bxd8..Qa7 29 Bb6 wins. Kramnik might have tried 26 f4..axb 27 fxe..Qa6 28 Rc7..b4 though the resulting position is unclear. With White's dark squared bishop exchanged the d-pawn is easier to contain and a draw was agreed to.
Jun-17-13  csmath: This is Grunfeld, needs to be properly labeled.
It should not have been drawn but these two were uninterested in playing with further risk associated.

This game has a ton of analysis by Kasparov and good deal of stuff hidden but it will remain so since Kasparov retired. I do not believe Kasparov himself was convinced this is all that great for black.

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