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Garry Kasparov vs Vladimir Kramnik
Linares (2003), Linares ESP, rd 8, Mar-02
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Mar-08-03  Marnoff Mirlony: Not so much depth to this game, but I think it's a good example of a pretty straightforward Ruy Lopez anyway.
Mar-09-03  alhine: This is an interesting variation of the Zaitsev where Black plays his bishops to f8 and b7, then starts his central pawn advance with c6, temporarily blocking the b7 bishop. Its tough to find an improvement in this one; white deflects the black knight so he can sac his own, forcing the draw. Maybe instead of 28.b3 white can try 28.Qh4 ganging up on the e-pawn.
Feb-27-04  Jack21221: I am watching Kasparov vs Shirov at Linares 2004 online, and they followed this game up until move 19, where Kasparov played Nh2 instead. I assume it will be on soon enough, but it is interesting to see how that turns out compared to this one.
Nov-10-04  Garland356: Well that leads to Nxb2 threating the R and then Bxa3 is a possibily
Jun-02-05  YOURE: NIse Game
Jun-02-05  Heavy Metal Thunder: Yeah, nothing like a good Ruy Lopez draw.
Jun-02-05  aw1988: How about 34. Rd8?
Nov-17-05  aw1988: Oops.
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