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Vladimir Kramnik vs Magnus Carlsen
Altibox Norway (2017), Stavanger NOR, rd 7, Jun-14
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  1-0
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Jun-15-17  sfm: <ajk68: Why not 33...Bg6> Maybe 34.d6. Black has many headaches, and needs to keep an an eye on f6. What does not work is 34.d6,Qd4 35.d7,Qxd7 36.Bf6,Qd6+ 37.e5
Jun-18-17  Clement Fraud: For black to find a viable plan in the dinosaur Giuoco Pianissimo is not easy. I think black misfired with the idea of 14... exd4 15... c5 & 16... b5. Surely the whole point behind 13... h6 was to prepare the e6 square for the Bishop: Eg. 14... Be6 (maybe) with the idea of 15... exd4 & 16... d5 (perhaps)?
Jun-19-17
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  ISeth: This kind of games should be in WCC matches where Giuoco Piano games can be so combinational . Superb game .
Jun-20-17  OBKing: I was yawning at the start of the game but after 23.Bxh6 it was game on!!! Awesome game
Jun-21-17  izimbra: Black would have kept near equality with <25...Bxf2+>, reserving the Q for the defense of the a1-h8 diagonal. Taking f2 with the Q drops a pawn and leads to other problems. Very accurate play here by Kramnik. Carlsen did not play poorly.
Jun-21-17
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  Lambda: <The game would continue 40...Rh8 41. d7 Kg7 42. d8(Q) Rxd8 43. Rxd8 b2 44. Rd1.>

Or a slightly more fun way of getting to the same position: 40... b2 41. d7 Rd6 42. d8(Q)+ Rxd8 43. Rxd8+ Kg7 44. Rd1.

Jul-07-17
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 21 dpa

1. = (0.00): 21...Qb8 22.Qd2 c4 23.Bxb6 Qxb6 24.Ra1 Ne5 25.Nh4 Ng6 26.Nf3 Ne5

2. = (0.00): 21...Qa7 22.bxc5 Bxc5 23.Bxc5 Qxc5 24.Qd2 Ra8 25.Bd3 Ra3 26.Ne2 Ne5 27.Nxe5 dxe5 28.Rb1 Qc8 29.Rc1 Qb8 30.Rb1 Qc8 31.Rc1

3. = (0.00): 21...Qa3 22.bxc5 Bxc5 23.Bxc5 Qxc5 24.Qd2 Ra8 25.Bd3 Ra3 26.Ne2 Ne5 27.Nxe5 dxe5 28.Rb1 Qc8 29.Rc1 Qb8 30.Rb1 Qc8 31.Rc1

4. = (0.06): 21...Qb7 22.bxc5 dxc5 23.d6 b4 24.Qd2 Qa7 25.Bd3 Re6 26.Qb2 Rxd6 27.Bc4 Rc6 28.e5 Nh7 29.Bd5 Ne7 30.Bxc6 Bxc6 31.Nd2 Nf8 32.Ra1 Qc7 33.Nge4 Ne6 34.Nd6 Nd5 35.N2c4 Nxe3 36.Nxe3

Jul-07-17
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 :d 23 dpa

1. = (0.01): 22...Qc7 23.bxc5 Bxc5 24.Bxc5 Qxc5 25.Rc1 Rc8 26.Ne2 Qb4 27.Nfd4 Ne5 28.Rb1 Qc5 29.Qa6 Nh5 30.Rc1 Qb4 31.Rd1 Nf6 32.Rb1 Qc5 33.Ra1 g6 34.f3 Kg7 35.Bb3 Nd3 36.Kh2 Nh5

2. = (0.09): 22...Rc8 23.Qxa7 Bxa7 24.Bb3 h5 25.Ra1 c4 26.Bc2 Bxe3 27.fxe3 Ne5 28.Nxe5 dxe5 29.Kf2 Kf8 30.Ne2 Ke7 31.Nc3 h4 32.Bd1 Rb8 33.Ra6 g6 34.Bf3 Ne8 35.Ke2 Rd8 36.Kd2 Nd6 37.Ra7 f6 38.Kc2

3. = (0.19): 22...Qxa1 23.Rxa1 Rc8 24.Ra2 Re8 25.Ra6 Rb8 26.Ne2 Bc8 27.Rxb6 Rxb6 28.bxc5 dxc5 29.Bxc5 Rb7 30.Bb4 Bd7 31.Nfd4 Ne5 32.f3 g6 33.Kf2 Kg7 34.g4 Nc4 35.Nc3 Ne8 36.Kg3 h5 37.gxh5 gxh5 38.Kf4 Ned6 39.e5

Jul-07-17
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 21 dpa

1. (0.54): 23.Qxa7 Rxa7 24.Rd1 Rc7 25.e5 Nxe5 26.Nxe5 dxe5 27.d6 Rc8 28.Nf5 Bd8 29.bxc5 Kf8 30.Ng3 b4 31.f3 Bc6 32.Bf2 Rb8 33.Rb1 Nd5 34.Ne4 h5 35.Nd2 Nc3 36.Re1 Bg5 37.Nc4 f6 38.Nb6 Rd8 39.Ra1

Jul-07-17
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 :d 21 dpa

1. = (0.00): 23.bxc5 Bxc5 24.Bxc5 Qxc5 25.Qb2 Qb6 26.Rb1 Qc5 27.Re1 Qb6

2. = (0.00): 23.Bxh6 cxb4 24.Bxg7 Qxc2 25.Qxf6 Bxf2+ 26.Kh2 Qc3 27.Re2 Qxf6 28.Bxf6 Bc5 29.Nh5 Ra8 30.Rb2 Bc8 31.Nd4 Ra1 32.Nc2 Ra4 33.Nd4 Ra1 34.Nc2

3. = (0.00): 23.Qb2 c4 24.Qa3 Bxe3 25.Rxe3 Nf4 26.Qa1 h5 27.Ra3 Qd8 28.Ra7 Bc8 29.Qc1 Qb6 30.Ra8 Ng6 31.Qa1 Nf4 32.Qc1 Ng6

Jul-07-17
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 :d 21 dpa

1. (1.01): 26...Ne5 27.Nxe5 Qxf6 28.Bxf6 dxe5 29.Nh5 Ba5 30.g4 Kf8 31.Bg7+ Ke7 32.Bxe5 Rc8 33.Kg3 b3 34.Re3 Rc4 35.Kf3 b4 36.Rxb3 Ba4 37.Rb2 Bc2 38.Ng3 b3 39.Nf5+ Kd7 40.Ne3 Bxe4+ 41.Kf2 Bb6 42.Rxb3 Bxe3+ 43.Rxe3 Bxd5 44.Bc3 Re4 45.Rd3 Ke6 46.Kg3 Bc4 47.Rf3 Kd5 48.Rf5+ Kd6

Jul-08-17
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 :d 21 dpa, all these were better than 16...b5

1. = (0.20): 16...Bb6 17.Bd2 Ba5 18.Bxa5 Qxa5 19.N1d2 Qd8 20.Nc4 b6 21.Qd2 Bb7 22.b4 Rc8 23.Rac1 b5 24.Na5 Qb6 25.bxc5 Rxc5 26.axb5 axb5 27.Ra1 b4 28.Nxb7 Qxb7 29.Rab1 Rb8 30.Ba4 Rc3 31.Bc6 Qb6 32.Nd4 Ne5

2. = (0.23): 16...Nd7 17.Ne3 Nde5 18.b3 b5 19.Nxe5 Nxe5 20.axb5 axb5 21.Bb2 Bd7 22.Qe2 c4 23.bxc4 Bxe3 24.Rxa8 Qxa8 25.Qxe3 Nxc4 26.Qc3 Nxb2 27.Qxb2 Qd8 28.Bd3 Qb6 29.Rb1 Qc5 30.Rc1 Qb6 31.Qb4 Ra8

3. (0.32): 16...Bd7 17.b3 Bb6 18.Bb2 Ba5 19.Re3 Nf4 20.N3d2 b5 21.axb5 axb5 22.Ng3 Nh7 23.Nf3 Nf6 24.Nd2 Nh7

4. (0.37): 16...Nh5 17.a5 Qf6 18.Ne3 Nhf4 19.Nc4 Bd7 20.Ra2 Rac8 21.b3 Rcd8 22.Bb1 Bb8 23.Bb2 Qe7 24.Qd2 Bb5 25.Bc2 Bc7 26.Raa1 Qd7 27.Rad1 f6 28.Bb1

Jul-08-17
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 : d23 dpa

1. (0.53): 18.b3 Bd7 19.Bb2 c4 20.bxc4 bxc4 21.Qd2 Ne5 22.Nxe5 dxe5 23.Ne3 Qc7 24.Reb1 Nh5 25.Bc3 Nf4 26.Kh1 Bxe3 27.fxe3 Nh5 28.Ba5 Qc5 29.Kg1 Qd6 30.g4 Qg6 31.Qc3 Nf6 32.Rb7 h5

2. (0.26): 18.Ng3 Qc7 19.Bd2 b4 20.Bb3 Bd7 21.Qc2 Bb6 22.Qd3 Rxa1 23.Rxa1 Qb7 24.Bc4 Ra8 25.Re1 Re8 26.Bc1 Bc7 27.Be3 Qa8 28.Kh2 Qa4 29.Bd2 Bd8 30.Kg1 Qa5 31.Be3 Bc7 32.Rd1 Bd8 33.b3

Jul-08-17
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 22 dpa

1. (0.27): 18...Qc7 19.Bd2 b4 20.Be3 Bd7 21.Qe2 Bb6 22.Nd2 Ba5 23.Bb3 Qb7 24.Nc4 Bc7 25.Rxa8 Qxa8 26.f3 Ne5 27.Nxe5 Rxe5 28.Bc4 Qa5 29.b3 Re8 30.Kh2 Bd8 31.Rc1

2. (0.45): 18...Bd7 19.b3 c4 20.Bb2

Jul-08-17
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 : d 24 dpa

1. (0.32): 19.b3 Bb6 20.Rxa8 Qxa8 21.Bb2 Bd8 22.Qa1 Qb7 23.Qc1 Qa8 24.Bd3 Qa5 25.Rf1 Qc7 26.Qd2 Qb7 27.Re1 Bc8 28.Ra1 Bd7 29.Bc3 Bc8 30.Ra2 b4 31.Bb2 Qd7 32.Ra8 Bb7 33.Ra2 Bc8 34.Ra8

2. = (0.16): 19.Bd2 Bb6 20.Rxa8 Qxa8 21.Bc3 Bd8 22.b4 h5 23.Re3 cxb4 24.Bxb4 Bb6 25.Ra3 Qb8 26.Ng5 Re5 27.Qd2 h4 28.Nf1 Bc5 29.Rb3 Qb6 30.Rb1 Re8 31.Ne3 Re5 32.Nd1 Bxb4 33.Rxb4 Re8 34.Ne3 Ne5 35.Bd1 Rc8 36.Rb3 Qc5 37.Rb1 Qc3

Jul-08-17
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 :d 22 dpa

1. = (0.00): 19...Qc7 20.Qd2 Bb6 21.Rec1 c4 22.Bd4 Bxd4 23.Qxd4 Nf4 24.Qd2 Ng6 25.Qd4 Nf4

2. = (0.07): 19...Bb6 20.Rxa8 Qxa8 21.Qa1 Ba5 22.Rb1 Bb4 23.b3 Kh7 24.Bd3 Qb7 25.Qb2 Ra8 26.Ra1 Rxa1+ 27.Qxa1 Qc8 28.Qb2 Qa6 29.Kh2 Qb7 30.Qc2 Kg8 31.Bc1 Qc8 32.Bb2 Qd8 33.Ne2 Qe7 34.Qb1 Kh7 35.Kg1

3. = (0.12): 19...Qb8 20.b3 Bb6 21.Rxa8 Qxa8 22.Qa1 Ba5 23.Rd1 Bb4 24.Bd3 Rc8 25.Qb2 Qb7 26.Ra1 Kh7 27.Qc2 Ra8 28.Qd1 Rxa1 29.Qxa1 Qc8 30.Qb2 Qa6 31.Kh2 Qb7 32.Qc2 Kg8 33.Bc1 Qc8 34.Bb2 Qd8 35.Ne2 Qe7 36.Qb1 Kh7 37.Kg1

Jul-08-17
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  AylerKupp: <Clement Fraud> For black to find a viable plan in the dinosaur Giuoco Pianissimo is not easy.>

Black seems to have had reasonable success recently with 9...b5 instead of 9...Ne7 as played by Aronian in Jakovenko vs Aronian, 2017. The first example of 9...b5 that I was able to find is Van Mil vs. Luetke, 1991, also won by Black. We might be seeing more of this line in the future.

Jul-08-17
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  cormier: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6.c3 a6 7. a4 Ba7 8. Re1 d6 9. h3 (T) <b5> 10. Bb3

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O a6 7. Re1 Ba7 8. a4 O-O 9. h3 (T) <Ne7>

Jul-08-17
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4:d 27 dpa

1. = (0.00): 21...Qb8 22.bxc5 dxc5 23.Qd2 Qd6 24.Rb1 Ra8 25.Qc3 b4 26.Qc4 Ra3 27.Bb3 Bc8 28.Qc2 Bd7 29.Qc4 Bc8

Jul-08-17
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4

22...Qc7 23.bxc5 Bxc5 24.Bxc5 Qxc5 25.Qb2 Qb6 26.Bd3 Nf4 27.Bb1 Rc8 28.Qd2 Ng6 29.Bd3 b4 30.Rb1 Rb8 31.Bc4 h5 32.h4 Ba4 33.Ra1 Bd7 34.Rb1 Ba4 = (0.00) Depth: 25

22...Qc7 23.Bxh6
= (0.07 --) Depth: 26

Jul-08-17
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  cormier: Houdini 4

22...Qc7 23.Bxh6 cxb4 24.Bxg7 Qxc2 25.Qxf6 Bxf2+ 26.Kh2 <Qc3> 27.Re2 Qxf6 28.Bxf6 Bc5 29.Nh5 Ra8 30.Kg3 Bc8 31.h4 Nf8 32.Bd4 Nd7 33.Nf6+ Nxf6 34.Bxf6 Ra3 35.h5 Rd3 36.Kf4 b3 37.Bb2 b4 38.g4 Bd7 39.Nh4 Kh7 40.Nf5 Bxf5 41.exf5 Rxd5 42.Ke4 Rd1 = (0.08) Depth: 26

Jul-08-17
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  cormier: Houdini 4

22...Qc7 23.Bxh6 cxb4 24.Bxg7 Qxc2 25.Qxf6 Bxf2+ 26.Kh2 Qc3 27.Re2 Qxf6 28.Bxf6 Bc5 29.Nh5 Ra8 30.Bg5 Bc8 31.h4 Nf8 32.Nf6+ Kh8 33.Bf4 Ra6 34.h5 Nh7 35.e5 dxe5 36.Ne4 exf4 37.Nxc5 Rh6 38.Re8+ Kg7 39.Rxc8 Rxh5+ 40.Kg1 Rxd5 41.Rc7 Nf8 42.Kf2 Kf6 43.Nb3 Ne6 44.Rc2 Rd3 45.Rb2 Rc3 46.Nfd4 Re3 47.Nxb5 Ke5 48.Nd2 = (0.19) Depth: 27

22...Rc8 23.bxc5 Qxa1 24.Rxa1 dxc5 25.Nd2 Bc7 26.Ra7 Nf8 27.Ngf1 c4 28.Bd4 Bf4 29.Ne3 Rc7 30.Ra6 Rc8 31.Bc3 Ng6 32.Nf3 Re8 33.Ra7 Bc8 34.Ra8 Bd7 35.Rxe8+ Nxe8 36.Kf1 f6 37.Nd4 Kf7 38.Ke2 = (0.11) Depth: 27

Jul-09-17
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  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4

22...Qc7 23.Bxh6 cxb4 24.Bxg7 Qxc2 25.Qxf6 <Bxf2+> 26.Kh2 <Qc3> 27.Re2 Qxf6 28.Bxf6 Bc5 29.Nh5 Ra8 30.Bg5 Nf8 31.Nf6+ Kg7 32.Rb2 Be8 33.Nh4 Bd7 34.Nh5+ Kg8 35.Be7 Nh7 36.Ng3 Ra6 37.Nhf5 f6 38.Nh6+ Kg7 39.Ngf5+ Kg6 40.Kg3 Ra3+ 41.Kf4 b3 42.h4 Ra2 43.Rxb3 Rxg2 44.Kf3 = (0.13) Depth: 29

Jul-09-17
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  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4 :d 33 dpa after <26...Qc3>

1. = (0.13): 27.Re2 Qxf6 28.Bxf6 Bc5 29.Nh5 Ra8 30.Kg3 Bc8 31.h4 b3 32.Rb2 b4 33.Nf4 Nf8 34.Rxb3 Ra3 35.Rxa3 bxa3 36.Nd3 Be3 37.Bc3 Ng6 38.Nd4 Bxd4 39.Bxd4 f5 40.Nb4 fxe4 41.Be3 Ne7 42.Bc1 a2 43.Nxa2 Nxd5 44.Ba3 Kf7 45.Bxd6 Kg6 46.Nb4 Nxb4 47.Bxb4 e3 48.Kf4 Kh5 49.g3 e2 50.Be1 Bg4 51.Bd2 Bc8 52.Kf3 Bg4+ 53.Kf2 Bc8 54.Kxe2 Bg4+ 55.Kf2

2. = (0.00): 27.Rd1 Bxg3+ 28.Kxg3 Rxe4 29.Qxf7+ Kxf7 30.Bxc3 Rc4 31.Ba1 Ne7 32.Ng5+ Kg6 33.Ne6 Bc8 34.Nf4+ Kf7 35.Rf1 Bf5 36.Ne6 b3 37.Nd4 Kg6 38.Nxb3 Ra4 39.Nd4 Bd3 40.Re1 Nf5+ 41.Nxf5 Kxf5 42.Kf3 Rf4+ 43.Kg3 Ra4 44.Kf3

Jul-20-17
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