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Vladimir Kramnik vs Garry Kasparov
Kasparov - Kramnik World Championship Match (2000)  ·  Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Gligoric System Bronstein Variation (E55)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Nov-26-06  Karpova: Round 12, Kramnik leading 2-0 and Kasparov has the black pieces. Another easy draw for Kramnik though the position after 33.Nc4 looks quite nice.
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  acirce: This game gave Kasparov one of his last realistic chances to try to reduce the score, but in spite of a relatively promising position he didn't manage to do anything with it. 31..Rc8! or 31..Qd6! would have kept the pawn and although it would still have been hard to win it would have been a good try. Time trouble for both players.
Nov-26-06  Karpova: Rybka 1.0Beta gives -0,60 after 31....Qd6 32.Nf1 Na4 33.Rd1 Qe7 34.Rc2 Rbb8 35.R2c1 at a Depth of 17

31...Rc8 32.Nc4 Nc4: 33.Rc4: Rc4: 34.Rc4: e5 with almost identical evaluation

Nov-26-06  Fisheremon: Round 12 and Kramnik could play on 12th move 12. Qe2 and develop a very strong pressure on the king-side wing of Black, e.g. 12...b6 13. Bb2 Bb7 14. Rfd1 etc.
Sep-11-08  Karpova: Bareev: <It's interesting that when Kramnik came back after the game, he was joined on the riverbank by five people who looked like drunks.>

Levitov: <What did they want?>

Bareev: <They probably wanted to mug him.>


Bareev: <But Kramnik messed up all their plans, he ran away. His physical preparation was excellent, thank God.>

Bareev, Evgeny & Levitov, Ilya: "From London to Elista", Alkmaar, 2007, pages 144-145

Sep-03-09  Hesam7: After 31.Bf3:

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Rybka 2.2 @ depth 20:

31. ... c4 32.R3c2 Re8 33.e4 Ba4 34.Rb2 Rxb2 35.Qxb2 Qc5 36.Qc3 Rc8 37.g3 Kh7 38.h3 (-0.43)

31. ... Rc8 32.Nc4 Nxc4 33.Rxc4 Rxc4 34.Rxc4 e5 35.e4 f4 36.Rc1 Be6 37.h3 Kh7 38.Rb1 (-0.52)

31. ... Qd6 32.Nf1 Na4 33.Rd1 Qe7 34.Rc2 Rc8 35.Nd2 Nb6 36.Rb1 Rxb1+ 37.Nxb1 Nd5 38.g3 (-0.58)

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  wordfunph: Kasparov quoted after the drawn game..

"I didn't think I could lose, it was my son's birthday!"

Jun-03-12  Kinghunt: 30...Qd6 may be even stronger than 31...Qd6.

Kasparov on Kasparov: Part I
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