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Vladimir Kramnik vs Evgeny Bareev
Wijk aan Zee (2003), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-14
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B19)  ·  1-0
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Jan-06-04  rags: 46 Bf6 !!
Jul-01-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: Yes, this was an amazing positional masterpiece by Kramnik all the way through, and with the beautiful 46.Bf6! as the worthy final.
Jul-01-04  sumant: what if gf6?
Jul-01-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  crafty: 46...gxf6 47. exf6 ♖c8 48. ♖xc8 ♔xc8 49. ♔g5 ♘d4 50. h6   (eval 1.31; depth 19 ply; 1000M nodes)
Jul-02-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: It will be a winning pawn endgame to White thanks to the fact that he has the waiting move a2-a3! later (putting Black in zugzwang) and that is why he didn't play it at say move 42, very impressive.

(Craftys line and 50..Nf3+ 51.Kh5 Ne5 52.h7 Ng6 53.Kh6 Kd7 54.Kg7 e5 55.h8=Q Nxh8 56.Kxh8 Ke6 57.Kg7 e4 58.a3 winning. Very striking.)

Dec-14-04  Hesam7: very nice analysis from <acirce> thx. Your game collection contains really nice masterppieces.
May-07-05  aw1988: Bf6!! is absolutely amazing, typical of Kramnik's amazing foresight and ability.
Oct-13-05  HardBoys: Yes, if 28...Raf8, which looks odd,
but the knight could go to d5 then,
since the other rook would prevent
the h6 threat. Of course Kramnik
would not play g5 then, maybe not
even Rd6. In this scenario, he would
look to play f4-f5!
If it's not one thing, it's another...
Apr-29-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Nice game which somewhat resembles Anand vs Ponomariov, 2006
Jun-24-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Mateo: Yes, this is one of Kramnik best games (so far). One wonders when Bareev went wrong. Maybe 33...Kc8 was too passive. At first glance, 33...Rh8 offers better prospects. I am not even sure, White could find a forced way to win like in the game actually played.
Mar-29-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Kramnik vs Bareev, 2003

46 ?


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46 ♗g5-f6!!


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Sep-08-10  I play the Fred: 64/74 on guess the move.

It's weird; I felt like I played this one a lot better than my previous one, yet I scored over par on the last one.

Jan-19-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Kramnik-Bareev Wijk aan Zee 2003:

Russian GM Peter Svidler later described Kramnik as the greatest positional chess player in the world!

Jul-14-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Kramnik vs Bareev, 2003.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF KRAMNIK.
Your score: 86 (par = 75)

LTJ

Jul-01-14  Sourav: Why can't black play 29....Nc8? If the white rook on d6 retreats (and it should), black simply returns his Knight to e7. As a result, white cannot make any headway.
Jul-01-14  Shams: <Sourav> 29...Nc8 30.Rxe6 Kd7 31.Rg6
Jul-01-14  Albertan: <Sourav: Why can't black play> <29....Nc8? If the white rook on d6> <retreats (and it should), black simply> <returns his Knight to e7. As a result,> <white cannot make any headway.>

Black will lose a pawn if he were to play 29...Nc8? as shown in this variation:

30.Rd4 Ne7 31.Rdf4 Kd7 32.Rxf7 Rxf7 33.Rxf7.

Jul-02-14  Sourav: Thank you Shams! Thank you Albertan! I definitely need to sharpen my calculation skills!!
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