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Viswanathan Anand vs Vladimir Kramnik
Mainz CC Champions Duel Playoff (2001) (rapid), Mainz GER, rd 1, Jun-26
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0


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  Reisswolf: I love to follow games like this one, where both sides go for an attack.

Is 7 Qe2 really a good idea? Doesn't it hinder the development of the king bishop? Sorry if the question is elementary, but I am not as good as some of you.

Jan-30-04  vishya: i cant find the win.crafty i need some help!!
Jan-30-04  Catfriend: I'm not crafty... however, here black can do nothing against ♕c4+.

28..♗h6 29.♕c4+ ♔h8 30.♖d7; 28..♘d5 29.♕c4

Jan-30-04  vishya: thanks Catfriend
Jan-30-04  Taidanii: I sure would like to know why Kramnik played so horribly in this one.
Jan-30-04  rags: this is a blitz game
Jul-02-04  ConLaMismaMano: These are blitz, rapid or classical games?
Apr-07-07  BadTemper: 25. hxg6!! if 25..Bxc2+ 26. Qxc2!! threatening Be6+ with mate to follow
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