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Peter Leko vs Vladimir Kramnik
Corus (2008), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 11, Jan-25
Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  whiteshark: At least <16...Bxc3> lead on to some tactical tit for tat.
Feb-21-08  Abejorral: The Petroff should be rebaptized and called the Kramnik Opening, the most boring opening ever.
Mar-16-08  positionalgenius: Great draw... this game cannot be called boring!
May-03-08  Knight on d5: What does Black play after 28. Kd2 ?
May-03-08  goldenbear: And what if 22.Rd2, preventing Bxc2 and threatening g4? I can't see how Black would reply.
May-03-08  goldenbear: for example, wouldn't 22.Rd2 b5 23.Qb4 give white a slight advantage?
May-03-08  Towershield: <What does Black play after 28. Kd2 ?> Rd8+ Ke3 Qe7+ and if say Kf3, Rf8 follows.
May-16-08  General Akpufni: If you play chess and have faced the Petrov from the white side trying to win against a strong opponent you will see that its neither simple nor boring but really dependant upon the attitude of the players. This game in particular is not simple. I am very impressed with the way Kramnik handles the Nc3 Variation. That move has changed the attitude the black players have to take if they are to play 3... Nf6 against 1. e4 and 2. Nf3. The General
Oct-13-08  Red October: 15.Ng5 is an alternative but it leads to more exchanges and probably a more drawish position
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