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Garry Kasparov vs Vladimir Kramnik
Kasparov - Kramnik World Championship Match (2000)  ·  Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Berlin Wall J. Rogers Line (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2
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May-11-04  starfish: Hello. i'm new to the world of chess, and thus the answer to this is probably extremely simple...but why is this game a draw?
May-11-04  poktirity: Because they realized that Kasparov wouldn't be able to push his pawn to the 8th rank and they would just keep on moving their rooks back and forth for ever.
May-11-04  poktirity: They agreed on a draw, simply
Dec-09-04  Bobak Zahmat: An amingly game! Unbelievable that Kramnik draws the game, Kasparov had great shoots, but Kramnik's defense did great job.
Oct-14-05  BabyJ: White should bring his King up on
move 47 with Kh2 rather than
47 h4? If 47...Rb2 48 Ba5 c2 49 Bd2,
or the continuation in the game with
47...Ra6 (but not dropping the h-pawn
this time) would give White the
chances to win.
Oct-20-05  Petrocephalon: 47.Kh2 Rb2 48.Ba5 Ne3 is just as obviously drawn.
Nov-10-07  Cactus: Certainly an entertaining game!
Sep-11-08  Karpova: Vladimir Kramnik: <The primary result of the third game was Kasparov's realisation that the Berlin was serious and long-term. Obviously, in the first game I could also have pulled the wool over his eyes with an old, forgotten variation. In the third game he came out to check, maybe it would be the Chelyabinsk or the Russian. That's also why he went 1.c4 in the fifth game. Realising that the Berlin would come with every 1.e4, he started preparing seriously, he took a time-out.>

Bareev, Evgeny & Levitov, Ilya: "From London to Elista", Alkmaar, 2007, page 68

Dec-25-08  AuN1: ballsy defense.
Oct-13-13  lesperance: great game!
Jul-25-14  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 18 Nf4 18 e6 advances the pawn to a white square and frees White's dark squared bishop. One can guess what Kasparov's problem is: he wants to win and does not want to give Black drawing chances.
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  RookFile: Wonderful defensive effort by Kramnik.
Jul-31-16  j4jishnu: Mind = Blown!

Kasparov on Kasparov: Part I
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