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Garry Kasparov vs Vladimir Kramnik
Kasparov - Kramnik World Championship Match (2000)  ·  Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Dec-09-04  Bobak Zahmat: Nice to see an whole other variation of the Ruy Lopez. Kramnik's defense is incredible strong!
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  4tmac: This game is a more normal black defense in the Berlin. In past games Black had been playing B-d7. This version is probably safer.
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  Karpova: Evgeny Bareev: <Kasparov is the leading universal player, he can play any position well. But here it didn't happen. You have to manoeuvre, you have to play very subtly. He couldn't find a way to grasp this position. As soon as he adjusted himself to the king being on the right, it stayed in the centre. Happiness was always a hair's breadth away, but he never managed to catch it.>

Bareev, Evgeny & Levitov, Ilya: "From London to Elista", Alkmaar, 2007, page 123

Nov-01-10  Eric Farley: Concerning Bareev's comment above: Kasparov was an attacking player and like most attacking players he didn't have a refined positional sense. When there was nothing to attack he didn't have the finesse Capablanca and even Alekhine had.
Nov-01-10  I play the Fred: Eric Farley:

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985

Kasparov vs Shirov, 1994

Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982

I don't know how GK managed to play these sort of games without a "refined positional sense".

Nov-11-11  TheMacMan: black is better if play continues

Kasparov on Kasparov: Part I
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