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Vladimir Kramnik vs Michael Adams
MTel Masters (2005), Sofia BUL, rd 8, May-20
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Chigorin Defense Panov System (C99)  ·  1/2-1/2


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May-21-05  Ulhumbrus: 20 dxe5?! makes it easier for Black to equalize than 20d5. Kramnik is relinquishing his advantage in space.
May-21-05  Ulhumbrus: After 28..Nf6 if the rook on d3 has to defend the B on d3, it cannot take the bishop on c6 as well.
May-21-05  Ulhumbrus: After 47 ...Re2 if White's R has to go to the third rank to defend the attacked N on e3 which defends the g2 pawn (instead of moving the N on e3 and allowing the g2 pawn to fall) the R cannot defend the b2 pawn as well.
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  InspiredByMorphy: Is there a purpose to 25.Rc5 instead of just playing 25.Rc3? Maybe even 25.Rc2 would be better avoiding ...b4?
Dec-07-09  zanshin: <InspiredByMorphy: Is there a purpose to 25.Rc5>

At 16/17 plies, 25.Rc5 seems playable (Rybka 3 - top 3 lines). However, the lines generated are typical of when the engine does not 'understand' the position. So 25.Rc5 is not a blunder, but also seems to accomplish little.

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[+0.16] d=17 25.Qe3 Rd8 26.Nh4 (0:04.05) 10776kN

[+0.12] d=17 25.Rc5 Nd7 26.Rc3 Re6 (0:07.38) 19625kN

[+0.11] d=16 25.a3 Rd8 26.Qe3 (0:03.20) 8254kN

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