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Vladimir Kramnik vs Teimour Radjabov
Linares (2004), Linares ESP, rd 10, Feb-29
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  InspiredByMorphy: I think its pretty cool that Kramnik played the Guioco Piano in a Linares tournament! He plays it well. Too bad there was no win.
Mar-01-04  PinkPanther: No it wasn't "pretty cool". In a tournament which has been as lame and fraught with undecisive games as this one, the last thing anybody needs is a boring player playing a boring opening, leading to yet another draw.
Mar-01-04  PinkPanther: <I don't like you. Grow up.> Oh mature. Are you gonna go run off to the monkey bars and cry about it now?
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  InspiredByMorphy: Your reply was taken out of
context. I said I could find your kibitzes and bash your opinions for no other reason than, I dont like you. Grow up. I then erased it minutes after ( upon which you had already replied to it. ) because I found my statement irrelevant to your comment on the Guicco Piano.
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  InspiredByMorphy: 13. Ng3 Bxe3
14. fxe3 Qg6
15. exf4 Qxg3
16. f5 Bd7
17. Qd2 a5
18. d4 a4
19. Bd5 a3
20. b4 Rab8
21. Rad1 exd4
22. cxd4 Ne7
23. Bb3 Rbc8
24. Rc1 Bb5
25. Rc3 Kh7
26. Rec1 c6
27. Ne5 Qh4
28. Nxf7 d5
29. Nd6 Ra8
30. exd5 Qf6
31. Nxb5 cxb5
32. g4 Qd6
33. Re1 Qxb4
34. Re6 Rac8
35. Rd3 Qxd2
36. Rxd2 Rc1+
37. Kf2 Nc8
38. Rc2 Rxc2+
39. Bxc2 Kg8
40. d6 Nb6
41. Bb3 Kh7
42. Re7 Nc8
43. Rd7 h5
44. Be6 Kh8
45. g5 b4
46. g6 and wins.
Mar-02-04  PinkPanther: <InspiredbyMorphy>
First of all, I didn't "bash" your opinion, I simply said "No, it wasn't pretty cool". Secondly, when are you going to realize that I couldn't care less whether you like me or not? And so, I'll make my posts accordingly.
Mar-02-04  Stavrogin: InspiredByMorphy: I agree. It was cool. Every other choice than Ruy Lopez in reply of black´s ...e5 2... Nc6 can be regarded as cool in today´s elite chess! If it had turned into a Evan´s Gambit it would have been really, really cool...
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  acirce: What is wrong with "boring" players playing "boring" openings. It is just irrelevant if they are boring, ugly, tall, bearded, move their pieces with the right or left hand, or anything other non-chessly. I don't understand why anything other than their result should matter.
May-18-04  MoonlitKnight: I've never thought of the Giuoco Piano as boring. Until I saw this game, that is. I hope the opening doesn't come into fashion again. I don't want people pulling off Kramnik variations on me when I employ it. :)
May-18-04  iron maiden: I agree with <Stavrogin> on the Evans' Gambit; I'd like to see someone try it in an elite-level tourney like this.
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  acirce: Rapid and/or blitz, I think, but Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 and Kasparov vs Jeroen Piket, 1995
May-18-04  nutsaboutchess: in the final position , does kramnik have an alekhine's gun or must the queen be placed behind 2 rooks for it to be called that?
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  acirce: Doesn't the gun have to be placed on an open line?
May-18-04  iron maiden: I believe the two rooks have to be in front of the queen, although I don't think the file has to be open.
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