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Vladimir Kramnik vs Jan Timman
Belgrade Investbank (1995), Belgrade SRB, rd 1, Nov-14
Queen's Gambit Declined: Barmen Variation (D37)  ·  1-0


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Aug-02-04  Helloween: Timman had a better defense in 30...Qg7! when 31.Qd2 Rbd7 32.Bxd5 Rxd5 33.Qxd5 Rxd5 34.Nf6+ Qxf6 35.Rxf6 Ra5 draws. White, therefore, should have played 30.Bxd5! cxd5 31.Nf6+ Kh8(31...Kg7 32.Nd7+)32.Re8! Rxe8 33.Nxe8+ f6 34.Nxf6 Rf7 35.Nxd5+ Kg8 36.Qxb6 Bb7 37.Nf6+ Rxf6 38.Qxb7 Rf7 39.Rc7 Rxc7 40.Qxc7 with a winning ♔+♕+♙♙♙♙ vs ♔+♕+♙♙ ending.
Feb-09-06  micartouse: 11. Qb1! is really a nice shot. White gains a tempo to start the thematic minority attack.

28. d5! is a nice little center pawn breakthrough combination in the style of Kramnik. It leads to a demonstration of White's superior piece placement.

Dec-21-11  Whitehat1963: Thursdayish puzzle after 30...Qb4.
Jun-09-12  LoveThatJoker: <Helloween> The line 30...Qg7 31. Qd2 Rbd7 32. Bxd5 Rxd5 33. Qxd5 Rxd5 34. Nf6+ Qxf6 35. Rxf6 Ra5 was actually given by Kramnik himself in "Kramnik: My Life and Games". There he stated that it is winning for White and both Stockfish and I agree with him.

30...Qg7 31. Qd2 Rbd7 32. Bxd5 Rxd5 33. Qxd5 Rxd5 34. Nf6+ Qxf6 35. Rxf6 Ra5 36. Re4 b5 37. Re7 Rxa4 38. Rfxf7 b4 39. Rg7+ Kf8 40. Ref7+ Ke8 41. Rc7 Kd8 42. Rgd7+ Ke8 43. Rxh7 Kd8 44. Rcg7 Ra1+ 45. Kg2 Bf1+ 46. Kf3 Bb5 is one plausible continuation that proves that 30. Rxc6 is both correct and winning.


Dec-14-13  superstoned: What a maze of transpositions in the opening until about move 8 when we arrive at a normal looking Queen's Gambit Declined Exchange Variation.

Maybe, <micartouse>, Timman got led astray, or hoped for 10.Qc2 and 10...Nf4! Instead the game went castles castles and then the lovely queen move you mentioned in your post.

I think usually Black only plays the ...Nh5 idea in those QGD Exchange positions where the white King's Knight is still on g1 and therefore preventing short castling.

Oct-08-18  outplayer: If 30...Qg7 then 31.Qa3+-
Oct-08-18  outplayer: 24...Rb8 ⩲ was a better defense.
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