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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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Kibitzer's Corner
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.
Nov-24-14
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  RookFile: Wonderful defensive effort by Kramnik.
Jul-31-16  j4jishnu: Mind = Blown!
Sep-07-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: In game 1 Kasparov had played 12 h3 and had not gained an advantage; here he varied with 12 Rad1. A few months earlier at Polanica Zdroj Krasenkov had played 12..a5 against Shirov and White had won; Kramnik's 12..b6 wasnew. 15..Bxf3 16 gxf would have had the advantage of of breaking up White's kingside majority but would have had the bigger disadvantage of weakening Black's light squares. There was a split among the analysts regarding 18..g5!? some praised its aggressiveness and some thought it was too weakening. Kramnik's decision to exchange both bishops indicated that he wasn't thrilled with his position. Kasparov provided extensive analysis that 26 h4 would have given him better winning chances than his 26 f4 which allowed greater piece activity for Black. 32 bxa!? led to fascinating complications. 34..Rb8?! surprised everyone; Kramnik thought that 34..Rxh6 35 Bxh6..c4 36 h4..c3 37 g3..Nb4 38 h5..Ra5 39 g4 would have been an improvement. The clearest path to a draw would have been 38..Nd3 39 f7..Kd7 40 Rg8..Ra1+ 41 Kh2..Nxf2 42 Rxf8..Ke7 43 Bh6..Ra4 44 Rc8..Kxf7 45 Rxc7+..Kg8 46 Kg3..Nd3; Kramnik's 38..c4?! gave Kasparov a chance. As Kramnik pointed out Kasparov, in time pressure, missed the opportunity to play 39 Bc3!..Rxf2 40 Kxf2..Rxf6+ 41 Ke3..Re6 42 Kd4 When White would have had good winning chances. The alternative 40..Kb7? 41 Bh6..Rxf2 42 Bxf8..c3 43 Bh6..c2 44 Rd7 would have been winning for White. 43 Rd8..Kxf7 44 Kxf2..c3 would not have helped White (one of the justifications for 38..c4). 46 Rxc4? would have failed to 46..Rxg2+!.

Fascinating endgame credit to both players.


Kasparov on Kasparov: Part I
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