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Ivan Sokolov vs Vladimir Kramnik
Wijk aan Zee Corus (2004)  ·  Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Kasparov Attack (E12)  ·  1-0
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Mar-10-04  csmath: Kramnik decides to use Queen's Indian, possibly preparing against Leko? Anyway after Sokolov avoided usual lines and achieved advantage he blew everything in the middlegame. Not to be outdone Kramnik makes fair share of bad moves only to allow Sokolov a beautiful exchange sacrifice that decided the game. Not exactly high standard game and indicative of Kramnik's weaknesses.
Mar-10-04  Taidanii: 17...Bxa3 is a gorgeous move. If white decides to capture the bishop instead of the d4 pawn black can focus a clear devastating attack with Rxe4.
Dec-16-05  Conde de Montecristo: Kramnik played a misserable game, this is definitely not how a Champion should play.
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