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Vladimir Kramnik vs Vladimir Alekseyevich Isupov
"Take the a-Train" (game of the day Jun-24-2015)
Ch Russia (1990), Kuibyshev (Russia)
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Panno (E84)  ·  1-0


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Jan-11-06  Aseem: 20. bxa6 was a master stroke. This game has been given in Kramniks book "My life and games" as one of the notable games.
Jan-11-06  Aseem: black went wrong by advancing the b pwan on move 17, and Rfc8 was the decisive mistake whcich Kramnnik could profit from
Sep-22-14  SpiritedReposte: Hog tied!
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  offramp: Reminds me a bit of Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927.
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  Infohunter: That business of castling late lends a touch of the unusual to this game.
Jun-24-15  cplyakap: 25.. Bd7 26.Rc7 Kf8 27.Bg5! Ke7 28.Bxf6+ Bxf6 29.Bb5 and white wins.
Jun-24-15  Eusebius: Kramnik at his best. Wow!
Jun-24-15  JohnBoy: <cply> - 25...Bd7 26.Rb1 looks easier to me.
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  morfishine: After going over the game, I was thinking "Poor Yusupov, rarely does such a great positional player go down in flames so quickly...poor Yusupov"

Then I noticed my error

Silly me, this isn't Yusupov


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  thegoodanarchist: Great game by Vlad the Impaler. Nice pun too!
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  kevin86: It looks like Kram can force the a-pawn home!
Jun-24-15  Ed Frank: Awesome finish.
Jun-24-15  mruknowwho: Was Vladimir Kramnik inspired by Mihail Tal? He made a lot of Tal-like moves in this game; a lot of space for his pieces.
Jun-24-15  Chessman1504: <mruknowwho> Kramnik has a lot of influences. He has mentioned Tal before, but it seems his influences go back to Smyslov and Karpov. In the 1990s, he played many sharp attacking games and was not yet the Kramnik most know today, the one who beat Garry Kasparov by playing extremely solidly, in a style many consider to be boring (somewhat unjustly).
Jun-24-15  Moszkowski012273: Never been a fan of 5.f3...
Oct-08-15  diggy20: what's the pun here? :/
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