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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Vladimir Kramnik
Altibox Norway (2017), Stavanger NOR, rd 8, Jun-15
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0
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Jun-15-17  Ulhumbrus: In the ending White is a pawn down but he is playing with an extra king and this suggests that Kramnik allowed White's king to develop and become a weapon before he had brought his own king out..
Jun-15-17  Dieago: I love how white romps his King around the board. Pure nonchalance against Kramnik - Bravo Maxime.
Jun-15-17
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  Marmot PFL: <In the ending White is a pawn down but he is playing with an extra king and this suggests that Kramnik allowed White's king to develop and become a weapon before he had brought his own king out..>

Kramnik almost forced this to happen by playing 33...Rb2+ and 35...Bxc5

Jun-15-17  JPi: Is he the same guy who played yesterday Giri?
Jun-15-17
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  SirRuthless: Great endgame play from white. Not so sure about Kramnik's willingness to enter this position at. move 30.
Jun-15-17
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  ChessHigherCat: 48. Kb5+ probably would have sufficed but 48. Rxh4 is the sort of finesse that makes Maxime le max.
Jun-15-17
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  Swapmeet: Extremely entertaining game from start to finish!
Jun-15-17
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  Petrosianic: Yes, non-specifically good.
Jun-15-17
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  cormier: 0.40 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Be7 6. Qe2 Nd6 7. Bxc6 bxc6 8. dxe5 Nf5 9. Rd1 O-O 10. c4 d6 11. b3 Re8 12. Bb2 Bd7 13. Nc3 Bf6 14. Ne4 dxe5 15. Qd3 Nd6 16. Nxd6 cxd6 17. Qxd6

Stockfish 8 depth 21

Jun-15-17
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  cormier: 0.40 16... O-O-O
0.40 16... a5 17. bxa5

Stockfish 8 depth 21

Jun-15-17
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  cormier: 0.2 34... Rb8 35. Rcf1 Bd6 36. Rd1 Bf8 37. Rd7 h5 38. e5 h4 39. e6 Re2 40. Rxb7 Rxb7 41. Nxb7 Re4+ 42. Kd3 Rxb4 43. Nd8 h3 44. Rf1 Rb3+ 45. Ke4 h2 46. Nxc6 Bc5 47. Kf5 Bg1 48. e7 Rb5+ 49. Kg6

Stockfish 8 depth 22

Jun-15-17
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  cormier: 0.67 35... Rc2+ 36. Kb3 Bxc5 37. Kxc2 Bxb4 38. Rd7 Rf8 39. Rb3 Rf2+ 40. Kd1 Bxa5 41. Rbxb7 Bc3 42. Rbc7 h5 43. Rxc6 Ba1 44. Rc8+ Rf8 45. Rxf8+ Kxf8 46. Ke2 g6 47. Kf3 Be5 48. Rd5 Bf6 49. e5 Be7 50. e6 Bf6 51. Rd7 Be7

Stockfish 8 depth 21

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