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Vladimir Kramnik vs Garry Kasparov
"Gazza Stripped" (game of the day Dec-16-15)
Kasparov - Kramnik World Championship Match (2000)  ·  English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queen's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Aug-06-04  alexandrovm: black rook can't let white king enter the fight, that's why is a drawn position. Kramnik monitors black king movements. Plus the pawns are all on the same side.
Sep-25-04  BradMajors: <Garry Kasparov>
The worst night, in fact, wasn’t after game fifteen, but after game fourteen. I mean, this position wasn’t for Kramnik to save, but for me to win…after this game, I wouldn’t say I was ruined, but I was not pleased.

<Vladimir Kramnik>
I cannot agree with Garry game fourteen. I don’t think I was losing that game. The result was not accidental.

<Garry Kasparov>
Yes, I’d like to call on him to share with us his analysis of the final position [of game 14]. The only position that was not lost was the final position!

Oct-15-05  csmath: What a magnificent effort of Kasparov that plays a creative game to get a pawn more against an opponent who plays everything he can just to make a draw with whites.

What Kasparov is talking about is

56. ... Ke6!

57. Re8 ... Kf6!

and this is not certain. It might have a win in it, it might not, I don't know Kasparov's analyses but I cannot find that win (if there is any), I tried:

58. Rf8 ... Ke7

59. Rf5 ... Ke6

60. fxg4 ... hxg4

61. Rg5 ... Ra4

62. Kf2 ... Kf6

63. Rg8 ... Kf5

64. Ke3 ... Ra3

65. Kf2 ... Ra2

66. Kg1! (Ke3? ... Rg2! ) ... Re2

67. Kf1 ... Rc2

68. Kg1 ... Ke4

69. Rxg4 ... Kf3

70. Rg6 ... e4

71. Rf6 ... Ke2

72. g4 ... e3

73. g5 ... Kd1

74. Rd6 ... Rd2

75. Ra6 ... Rd5

I don't see a win here.

This game was probably the most bitter game he ever played. He had to swallow this pill with very little hope that he can overcome Kramnik in the last two games.

Boy, did he have some good barrel of poison ready for Kramnik. :-)

Dec-29-05  Conde de Montecristo: A nice game that i think Kasparov could have won.
Dec-29-05  PARACONT1: <csmath> great analysis. Now it seems settled for almost certain (except to Kramnik haters) that Kasparov had NO chance of winning.
Jan-27-06  Badmojo: 28. Qa8, one hell of a move.

I don't recall what the threat was, but it caused Kramnik to immediately give a pawn and go into the endgame down material. It was also an endgame that he had zero winning chances in. Lose or draw, that was it.

Retreating moves, man, are hard to find.

Apr-19-06  positionalbrilliancy: What's the idea behind 28...Qa8.
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  pawn to QB4: I guess threat of 29...Rc5 winning the knight (30.Qf4 Rf5; 30.Nh7+ Kg8 31.Nf6+ Kh8); the queen has to be on a8 to protect R on d8 against Nh7+; there's a second threat to double rooks on c file and target the isolated c pawn.
Nov-26-06  Karpova: <Conde de Montecristo: A nice game that i think Kasparov could have won.> Doubtful that Kaspy had a win, but this game alone easily refutes the silly Sloan-article our dear <Conde> loves to post a link to (like here: Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000)
Dec-16-15  piltdown man: Clever pun - though I suspect my friend Morfshine may not agree.
Dec-16-15  mruknowwho: I think the idea of 28...Qa8 was to play 29...a5 and eventually ...Qa6. Defending the pawn on c4 is an impossible task for White. It would have been incorrect to play the immediate 28...Qa4 because that move allows the white knight to do something. 28...Qa8 keeps the white knight at bay and keeps the white queen tied to the white knight.
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  kevin86: Pawns on the same side with an extra pawn will almost never end in a win without having an outside pawn or a passed pawn. This is very similar to bishops of opposite colors.

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