|Jan-19-05|| ||MidnightDuffer: An ending to pawnder! <snicker>|
A rough mathematic check shows in the database; Anand's played the Queen's Gambit accepted about 61 times as Black and has lost only about 6 of those times; 3 of those to Kramnik.
|Mar-25-05|| ||Karpova: 39.ra4! winning due to the fact that a rook ending without the black a- and white b-pawn is a theoretical draw.|
kramnik's faultless play is very impressive
|Mar-25-05|| ||amuralid: 1999 - 2001 were Kramnik's best years. |
|Mar-26-05|| ||Karpova: <amuralid>
i agree with you. many of his best games were played during this period. his victories over topalov, morozevich, kasparov, anand, etc. are wonderful.
but 2004 should be included. he won linares, scored three superb victories over leko.
|Nov-02-05|| ||aw1988: I don't know necessarily 1999-2001; he's had some great games in 2002-4 (some in 05, but we all know about his recent form), and earlier years too.|
|Jul-25-07|| ||refutor: keene spoke highly of kramnik's 15.d5! and likened it favourably to Petrosian vs Spassky, 1971|
|Jul-25-07|| ||mynameisrandy: Was 12...b5 the mistake that put Anand in hot water?|
|Oct-06-08|| ||ToTheDeath: Pretty game- nearly flawless technique. Black is simply lost after 15. d5.|
15... exd5 16. Qh4 h6 17. Bxh6 is a disaster, as is 15... Nxd5 16. Bxh7+! Kxh7 17. Qh4+ Kg8 18. Rxd5
|Oct-06-08|| ||Woody Wood Pusher: Wow Fritz really knows when to push that d-pawn. I expect Drawnik was glad he was in the bathroom when he received Fritz's suggestion, what a genius!|
|Jun-25-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, WC Kramnik!
Guess-the-Move Final Score:
Kramnik vs Anand, 2001.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF KRAMNIK.
Your score: 70 (par = 68)