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Vladimir Kramnik vs Veselin Topalov
Madrid (1993), Madrid ESP, Jun-??
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E86)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Oct-19-05  Resignation Trap: This looks like the first game between these two players, as well as the shortest. In general, most of their later games were quite interesting and full of fight, with very few short draws.
Nov-02-05  Unicornio: Wow, even Topalov accepts a short draw from him, what Kramnik has that even the most attacking and hard worker GMs accept short draws of him????
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  Honza Cervenka: <Unicornio> As the last move of the game was played by Topalov the draw was probably his proposal accepted by Kramnik.
Jun-22-06  Topzilla: Thanks to God WC Topalov wont accept short draws in his match against Drawnik.

Kramnik may remember WC Topalov is no Leko.

Jun-22-06  SniperOnG7: <topzilla> thanks for re-emphasizing your perspective on Topalov and Kramnik.
Jul-07-06  WarmasterKron: Topalov showing his drawish tendencies as far back as '93.


Jul-07-06  alicefujimori: <WarmasterKron><Topalov showing his drawish tendencies as far back as '93.>Well, this line of the Samisch (9.dxe5) has a reputation of being drawish and does not offer white any advantage. So I wouldn't say that it was Topalov who was showing drawing tendencies. Besides, we don't know anything about this tournament's situations and other factors so it is hard to conclude anything from this short draw.
Jul-20-06  nummerzwei: The score (ending in blacks 11th move) indicates that topalov offerd the draw.
Sep-28-06  nutepuicumine: this is an agreement.. not a chess game... :)
Oct-01-08  hand banana: i don't think this is their first game, i just watched kramnik's new dvd, where he said their first game was in 1989(!) in puerto rico (World Under-14), topalov had like 9/9 until then, kramnik was second with 8/9, and he said that he tried hard to win with black and catch up, but game was drawn.
Oct-02-08  sallom89: <nummerzwei: The score (ending in blacks 11th move) indicates that topalov offerd the draw.>

Did Drawalov really offer it?

Mar-12-09  WhiteRook48: what was this GM draw for?
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