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Sergey Karjakin vs Vladimir Kramnik
Dortmund Sparkassen (2004), Dortmund GER, rd 4, Jul-25
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-02-04  AdrianP: Some analysis which claims 70 Qe3+ wins, here:

Aug-11-04  cuendillar: Still more analysis in favour of 70.Qe3!

It should be 1-0 in the end evaluation on that page.

Jan-23-05  Orbitkind: Amazing by Karjakin.
Apr-20-05  babakova: Not amazing by Karjakin, he played it well. Kramnik though pulled off a miracle save that is mighty impressive.
Apr-20-05  aw1988: Not amazing? Not losing to Kramnik at 14(?) is quite a feat.
Apr-22-05  babakova: Im looking at the game,Kramnik gets in a difficult position, good play by the kid, but the escape is one of the best Ive seen.
Apr-22-05  Saph: I can only say "wow...". At least the top players have improved upon their predecessors.
Jul-17-05  Medusa: Kramnik played here like a magician,it seemed imposible to draw the game.
Jul-26-05  Medusa: Thanks to God that kramnik had the black pieces, cause playing with white he probably would have offered karjakin an early draw!!!
Jul-26-05  aw1988: You will soon end up on my ignore list.
Jul-26-05  TruthHurts: Medusa lol
Jul-26-05  Montreal1666: A very nice game by Karjakin. He just missed a win at the end.
Jul-26-05  Medusa: chessbase showed he missed the win, very interesting analisis cuendillar
Aug-25-05  Queens Gambit: Great game, i really enjoy it!!
young prodigy missed the win.
Aug-05-06  KingG: Great performance from Karjakin, but it's strange that Kramnik was playing the Najdorf. Did he ever explain why he tried it out all of a sudden during 2004? He lost a classical game in Corus, almost lost this one, then lost a rapid game to Anand. His other results(a win and two draws) were in blindfold chess.

I think it's safe to say we won't be seeing Kramnik playing the Najdorf against Topalov.

Aug-21-07  nimh: Karjakin missed 34.Rxh7+! Kxh7 35.Nf6+ Bxf6 36.Qh3+ Kg8 37.Rxd7 Qxd7 38.Qxd7.
Jan-02-09  Augalv: Much better is 63.Kd2! and here, the win is easier: [This seems odd because White could have transposed into this line later by playing 66.Kd3 -Mig] 63...Kh4 64.c5 Kh3 65.c6 Rg6 (65...Rg7 66.Qe3+ ; 65...Rg8 66.c7 pins the rook to the 8th file) 66.c7 Rd6+ 67.Ke3 [Why block in the queen? This allows 67...Rc6, so 67.Ke2 should be played, after which Alejandro's winning line works. -Mig] 67...Re6+ [67...Rc6 with lateral checks and just taking the pawn looks like a draw. This isn't possible after 67.Ke2 because of Qe3+ -Mig] 68.Kf4 Rf6+ 69.Ke4 Rc6 70.Qe3+ Kh2 71.Qf4+ Kh1 72.Qh4+ Kg1 73.Qd8+.

Mar-05-09  WhiteRook48: there's still chance of a blunder! :P
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