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Boris Gelfand vs Vladimir Kramnik
Munich Intel Express blitz '5 (1994)
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0
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Aug-14-05  wheelchiar bandit: my god got slamdddd
Aug-27-05  uladzik: Beginnger's question: why is it not possible for the blacks to take the white knight on move 17, after Ng6?
Aug-27-05
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  Sneaky: uladzik, Black's queen is hanging.
Aug-27-05  uladzik: thanks, sneaky. it was a dumb question from me...
Sep-02-05
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  kraziebishop: I do not understand 25... Be4. Instead, Qxb2 looks much better.
Sep-02-05
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  chancho: Kramnik must have mistakenly thought that white would play (26 Qh5+) and after 26...Kg7 27 Qg5+ he interposes with 27...Bg6.
Oct-31-05  ericjohnlamano: Kramnik slips in the opening and find it difficult to develop his pieces....gelfand's masterfully ties up black queenside before switching to a direct kingside attack!
Oct-31-05
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  Open Defence: I don't quite understand why Gelfand's play has deteriorated so in recent times
Nov-03-05  n30: <kraziebishop>: 25:Qxb2 26:Rh1#
Apr-09-06  shor: n30 how can the rook go to h1?
Apr-09-06  chessmoron: oldest trick in the book, exposing your opponent's king
Jul-31-06  n30: <shor> You're right. I was looking at 24 Ne3 not 25 Be4, My bad :(
Oct-05-06
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  thom: 25..♕xb2 and white must run for the draw.
Mar-20-07  ounos: White was just 12 when the game was played!
Mar-20-07
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  Resignation Trap: <ounos> Gelfand was in his mid-20's at the time of this game. Are you confusing him with someone else?
May-12-07
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  Pawsome: For those of you who came upon this game via the "Guess the Move" department, give yourself a couple of bonus points for 12. c4, which earned me zip but is deemed perfectly good by Shreddder. Similarly, 15. Nxc6 is given no credit but the machine thinks it's just fine. And, finally, Kramnik missed the stoutest defence when, instead of Be4?, which loses immediately, he should have played 25...f6, which the machine suggests is the strongest defence. A sample line +0.89 15/34 25... f6 26. Qg3 f5 27. Rf3 Rf6 28. Qb8 Bf8. Of course the world champ can be excused for missing this at the end of a blitz game with the clock ticking down.
Nov-06-07
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  hesyrett: What can you say about a blitz game?  At a slower time control, Kramnik would not have blundered the Exchange with 15...♗d6, and Gelfand would not have launched into the unsound K-side attack with 19 ♗e5.  Better for White is 19 a3 to break up Black's battery on the a7-g1 diagonal, and after 19 a3 a4 20 ♗e5 ♘d4 21 b4 axb4, 22 ♗xh7+ would be sound because, after the double ♗ sac ran its course, Black would no longer have <thom>'s nasty retort ...♕xb2 threatening mate.
Jul-05-08  Abejorral: Kramnik getting smashed, i always enjoys it.
Dec-24-08  WhiteRook48: wow Kramnik got smashed. There's also a Kramnik vs Fritz game where Kramnik ignored mate on h7 and plays a ...Qe3??? move instead.
Apr-30-12
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  zakkzheng: With all of these victories by Gelfand,he always uses the weapon Bxh7+
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