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Judit Polgar vs Vladimir Kramnik
Corus Group A (2003), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 7, Jan-19
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  patzer2: Kramnik gets the better of this Pelikan Sicilian against Polgar, but the two pawn advantage in the end game is not good for more than a draw in this opposite color bishops ending.
Dec-20-03  Dick Brain: Thanks. That final fortress is especially convincing. I have always wondered whether I should take up the Sveshnikov defense.
Oct-06-05  aw1988: I prefer 15...f5, with the idea Bxf5, Be6, Rc8.
Oct-06-05  who: Why not 32.Bb5
Oct-06-05  who: Howell points out that in opposite colored bishop endings 2 connected passed pawns aren't as useful as 2 isolated ones in going for the win.
Oct-07-05  aw1988: Bb5 Rc1 should draw
Oct-07-05  who: I just think it would be an easier draw is all.
Dec-28-05  aw1988: 15...f5 would lose the exchange! !@#$%^!!!
Mar-15-06  Topzilla: Intensely played.
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