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Vladimir Kramnik vs Viswanathan Anand
Alekhine Memorial (2013), Paris/St Petersburg FRA/RUS, rd 6, Apr-28
Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Apr-28-13  himadri: very entertaining game by Anand.
Apr-28-13  tandob: awesome queen sacrifice...
Apr-28-13  Hesam7: It seems that Kramnik missed a nice opportunity in the game. After 26 h4! h5 27 g4 hg4 28 Qg4 Kg7 29 h5:


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Black is in trouble, after computer's suggested 29...Rd8 White can play both 30 hg6 & 30 Bc2. The latter is specially strong: 30 Bc2 Bf2 (30...Bb6 31 Qg5 loses much faster) 31 Kf2 Rd2 32 Ke3 Rc2 33 Qd4


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Apr-29-13
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  HeMateMe: This opening seems a bit vanilla. Can white actually win with this, at the grandmaster level?
Apr-29-13  shivasuri4: <HeMateMe>, yes, but White probably needs to avoid quick simplification. For example, see Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk, 2007.
Apr-30-13  Hesam7: <HeMateMe: This opening seems a bit vanilla. Can white actually win with this, at the grandmaster level?>

The alternative is anti-Moscow Gambit (6 Bh4) which is an improved version of the Botvinnik variation for Black.

On the other hand after 11...c5


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White is two full tempi ahead on top of his space advantage, all this for giving up the Bishop pair.

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