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Joel Lautier vs Vladimir Kramnik
Tilburg Fontys (1997), Tilburg NED, rd 5, Oct-02
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Bernstein Defense (E58)  ·  0-1
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Nov-10-07
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  plang: 11 Nh4 intends to initiate a kingside buildup with f3, g4, Ra2 and Rg2. 11..Qa5 attempts to interfere with that plan by forcing white to protect c3. 16..g5 and 17..g4 was part of Kramnik's plan to control the light squares. Kramnik recommended 18 h3..gxh 19 Nf4..Qg5 20 Qf3..bg4 21 Qh1..Nd2
22 Bd1..Bxd1 23 Rcxd1..Ne4 24 Qxh3
which is an improvement for white over the game as blacks pawns are weaker. After 26..f5 Kramnik had a classic good knight vs bad bishop position with the added bonus of a backwards white king pawn. Kramnik felt that 38..Kd7 with the idea of covering b6. 41..Rg2 42 Rc5..Nb8 43 Rc8..Nd7
44 Rc6+..Kf7 45 Rc7 would have led to a draw by repetition. 48..Nc6! was the clincher.
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