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Luke McShane vs Vladimir Kramnik
London Chess Classic (2011), London ENG, rd 8, Dec-11
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  0-1


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Dec-11-11  haydn20:

Overslept. Hm, a quiet game. I am surprised not to have seen 21...Ne2+ 22. Kg2 Nd4 23. Bxd4 cxd4=.

Overslept. A slow game. Surprised not to have seen 21...Ne2+ 22. Kg2 Nd4 23. Bxd4 cxd4=. Ne6 seems passive. The spectre of time trouble lurks.

Dec-11-11  dotsamoht: Luke has to sacrifice for the superior knight.
Dec-11-11  Strongest Force: Luke is a great one and
Gary might try to teach him
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  keypusher: Well, at least Black doesn't have the superior minor piece any more. Not buying this sacrifice, but we will see.
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  OneArmedScissor: Qe5 from black... Vlad's got him
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  kirchhoff: Qe5??
Dec-11-11  Ulhumbrus: Adams has entered the commentary box. Here is the link:
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  keypusher: McShane is trying to justify his sixth move. :-)
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  whiteshark: 25.Kf2 Kh8 26.Qxf4 Qe5?!?! (insane!! suggested by Conquest)
Dec-11-11  dotsamoht: I guess the only question is where does the Black King go. Run to the queenside?
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  Domdaniel: <keypusher> -- < McShane is trying to justify his sixth move.> Best comment all day. It may even be the truth.
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  Domdaniel: The Bb2 is now the best minor piece on the board.
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  Marmot PFL: Yes Rf7, Kf8, Ke7 may be his escape plan
Dec-11-11  Ezzy: <keypusher> -- < McShane is trying to justify his sixth move.>

Absolutely :-)

Dec-11-11  bubuli55: That B suddenly came to life.
Dec-11-11  arkansaw: <The Bb2 is now the best minor piece on the board.> I daresay it is also the worst.
Dec-11-11  jacc123456: GO McShane! :D
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Just for fun, I had been looking at 25...Ra6!?; 26.Rg1+,Kh8; 27.Rg7!?, Re6!? (Rf7!?).
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  Marmot PFL: While white has nice position black can probably just give back the exchange at some point and make a draw.
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  brankat: Too many question marks :-)
Dec-11-11  Strongest Force: Like my last girlfriend said: sometimes you have to give a little to get a little
Dec-11-11  Ezzy: The last thing I expected in the position a few moves back, was an exchange sacrifice.
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  whiteshark: <Marmot PFL> 26.Qg2+ Kf8 27.Bxf6! (from the commentary box) Ra6! ...
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  OneArmedScissor: nooooooo time
Dec-11-11  talisman: white wants to check w/rook...
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