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|Jun-09-12|| ||Karpova: 13.Bg2 was the novelty - Kramnik deviated from 13.Ba3 as in Kramnik vs A Giri, 2011.|
|Jun-09-12|| ||luzhin: Kramnik's left-right combo with a5 followed by h4 is most pleasing (though not to Grischuk,obviously).|
|Jun-09-12|| ||Karpova: Alejandro Ramirez-Alvarez: <A complete demolition from the greatest expert on the white side of this variation. When one thinks of 'model games' to follow in the King's Indian for white, I'm sure this one will often come up.>|
|Jun-09-12|| ||AVRO38: Who can forget that great Candidates duel between these two!|
Grischuk vs Kramnik, 2011
|Jun-09-12|| ||Eyal: What a nightmare of pins throughout the game for Black.|
|Jun-09-12|| ||savagerules: 'You don't tug on Superman's cape' as the song says. Even Kasparov gave up his beloved KID after Kramnik beat up on it. Like playing 1...e5 vs Fischer or the Benoni against Korchnoi in his heyday, some defenses shouldn't be attempted against certain opponents.|
|Jun-09-12|| ||parmetd: Wow Kramnik in this game is amazing... a demolition of the KID.|
@savagerules Kasparov claims he gave up the KID because it was too hard to stay up on theory in the KID and Najdorf so he had to pick one to let go of.
|Jun-09-12|| ||notyetagm: Game Collection: PIN CUSHIONS: A WHOLE BUNCH OF PINS|
|Jun-09-12|| ||notyetagm: <Eyal: What a nightmare of pins throughout the game for Black.>|
Game Collection: PIN CUSHIONS: A WHOLE BUNCH OF PINS
|Jun-09-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: If after 9...Nh5 the knight has nothing better than to go back to f6, an alternative is 9...Ne8.|
10 g3 disturbs the king side pawns without necessity. An alternative is 10 Re1.
10...f5 invites Ng5. This suggests 10...Bd7 first. An alternative to this is 10...Nf6. One justification for this loss of two tempi is that White has exposed himself by the move g3.
12...c6 exposes the pawn to the queen side attack b5. An alternative is 12...fxe4 clearing the square f5 for the knight manoeuvre ...Ne7-f5-d4.
Although the capture 15...Nxe4 captures a pawn it also causes the f5 pawn to be displaced so that Whute can support the e6 pawn by Bh3. This suggests 15...Qc8 attacking the e6 pawn without delay but that leaves the d6 pawn en prise. This suggests 15...Ne8 preparing the attack ...Qc8
On 19...d5 Black's centre is going to become a target instead of a weapon and White will in fact succeed in overpowering it. This suggests 19...Qc7 trying to complete Black's development before doing anything else.
24 Ba3 begins the attack on Black's centre, more specifically the d5 pawn. The bishop attacks the knight on e7 which defends the d5 pawn.
29 Qd1!! concludes the game with a double threat. The queen simultaneously attacks the h5 pawn whose defender, the g6 pawn, is pinned and unpins the a5 pawn attacking the rook on b6 by defending the rook on a1.
|Jun-09-12|| ||Bodul: Beautiful final position. Every White's piece is better than Black's, located right there where it has to. Classical Kramnik.|
|Jun-09-12|| ||WiseWizard: Why do they play this and give Kramnik free points? He makes SGMs look helpless. If they play this in the candidates start talking collusion.|
|Jun-09-12|| ||BadKnight: Challenging Kramnik in the kings indian territory is a tough business.|
|Jun-09-12|| ||Michael1234567891011: Wow,Kramnik at his finest!! Grischuk is deftly shut down by the ex world champ!|
|Jun-09-12|| ||The Big Lebowski: Looks like Grischuk was hungover or drunk. lol|
|Jun-10-12|| ||Eyal: Position after 16...fxe4:
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<17.b5!> is a great move, both increasing the pressure on the light squares and opening the a3-f8 diagonal for the bishop. It's much stronger than recapturing immediately on e4, e.g. 17.Bxe4(?) d5 18.cxd5 cxd5 19.Bg2 e4, opening the long diagonal for Bg7 and blocking that of Bg2. On the other hand, after 17...Rf6 18.Bxe4, as played in the game, the same idea doesn't work for Black anymore: 18...d5 19.cxd5 cxd5 20.Ba3! Rxe6 (20...dxe4 21.Qxd8+ Rxd8 22.Bxe7 winning the exchange) 21.Qb3 with strong pressure.
|Jun-10-12|| ||detritus: Pinsanity!
|Jun-10-12|| ||HeMateMe: "My Pin's better than YOUR Pin!"|
|Jun-10-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: Instead of 20...Kh7 20..Qc7 offers to return the pawn eg 21 Ba3 c5 22 cd Rd6 trying to avoid opening the game|
|Jun-10-12|| ||Chess Network: I did a video covering this game. :)
|Jun-10-12|| ||orthopod: is 20...d4 a viable option for grischuk?|
|Jun-10-12|| ||WiseWizard: <orthopod>I think 21. Ba3 would put too much pressure on the light squares.|
|Jun-12-12|| ||SharpAttack: " You pin, I pin, but I win!" or " I pin, you pin but I win!"|
|Jun-12-12|| ||Whitehat1963: In 10 years or so, the final move would make for an excellent one-move Wednesday/Thursday puzzle.|
|Jun-12-12|| ||Bdellovibrio: <Who can forget that great Candidates duel between these two!>|
Clearly Kramnik hasn't forgotten.
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