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Vladimir Kramnik vs Rainer F A Knaak
Dortmund open-A (1992), Dortmund GER, rd 6, Apr-??
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Positional Defense (E94)  ·  1-0


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Feb-05-07  Shajmaty: Great game by young Kramnik! He gradually increases the pressure until the error: 29...Kg8? Anyway, Black was already in trouble.
Oct-23-07  Mike1307: Instead of 11 g4, why not 11 Nd3 f5 12 f3 f4 13 Bf2 g5 14 g4! with a clear advantage for white. Blacks Kingside activity is dying, and white's will be coming very swiftly. Anyway, great game by Kramnik.
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  Naniwazu: <Mike1307> While your line is playable, I'm not sure I like Black's space advantage ofter 14. g4. It just seems like Black has the better opportunity of maneuvering his pieces into position for an attack. The preferred move is 12. f4 with a complicated game.
May-19-14  MarshKnight: Triangulating the King in the middle game (29...Kg8, 30...Kh7) can't possibly be a good sign. Black clearly got outplayed.
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  PhilFeeley: Pun for this game?

"He has a knack for it".

Jun-17-15  RKnight: <PhilFeeley> How about "Thunder on a Rainer day"?

Thor's hammer, in case it wasn't obvious, comes down after 32... Rh4, 33 Qf5+ Kh8, 34 Rg8#.

Mar-04-17  Darkshepherd: In his book "my life and games" by Kramnik, the move order is different. He gives 12.exf5 which then transposes to the same game shown here.

In his book, this particular game is also annotated.

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