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Ildar Ibragimov vs Vladimir Kramnik
Ch URS (young masters) (1991), Kherson (Ukraine), rd 71
Rat Defense: See also: Modern Defense (for lines with ...g6) (A41)  ·  0-1
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Dec-30-04  Poisonpawns: Dear chessgames I think this game is wrongly labeled as a Queens pawn game (A41) The actual scoresheet on the screen has it labeled correctly as a leninigrad dutch.
Dec-30-04  Poisonpawns: Great game by both players,as a Dutch player i wish Kramnik stayed with the dutch Im sure he would have made it popular as Tal did with the benoni.This game is about even until Ildar misses 36.Qxa6 simply capturing a pawn and practically winning.After 36.Nf3 Nf4! 37.gxf4 Rxf4 black will have a better ending after 28.Re4 but it is the best move, after the seemingly good 38.Ne5? which guards f3,and g4 Kramnik sacs the Rook for whites Queen.(what! Kramnik sacrifice! :-) .Good game but Ildar could have had clear advantage after 36.Qa6
Feb-14-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Very nice game by Kramnik. Hard to believe that Kramnik used to play like this; now he plays 18-move draws with the Queen's Indian.
Feb-14-05  maoam: To evaluate the truth of that statement I counted how many 18 move or less draws Kramnik has in the database; 126 in total with 5 being Queen's Indians. Therefore, out of the 1593 Kramnik games on record here ~ 8% are 18 move draws and ~ 0.3% are Queen's Indians. In other words, you're talking crap.
Oct-12-05  Poisonpawns: This is what I expect KramniK to play with great suprise and success against Topalov in a title match soon.Long live the King Kramnik
Oct-09-07  gambitfan: Kramnik seems to appreciate the Dutch Leningrad!
Oct-27-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I don't understand these Leningrad Dutch games. The first 21 moves of this one are annotated in Informant 51, game 91. Supposedly 14.Qd2! is a novelty improving (why?) on 14.Qe3 (Kisnev-Buhman, 1989 -- 48/139). I know Miles also played 14.Qe3, beating Kramnik with it. Informant gives Ibragimov's 21.Re4 an exclam and says it gives White a large advantage (why?).
Oct-27-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: The game I referred to above is Miles vs Kramnik, 1989
Aug-05-08  just a kid: Wow! you don't see kramnik fight like this anymore.
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