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Vladimir Kramnik vs Matthias Bluebaum
Dortmund (2017), Dortmund GER, rd 7, Jul-23
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06)  ·  1-0

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  Nosnibor: Very nice last round win by Kramnik to lift him up to a semi-respectable position in the tournament.
Jul-23-17  AuN1: Wow. Incredible game. Shades of Karpov-topalov 1994 linares.
Jul-23-17  fisayo123: Shades of Topalov vs Aronian 2006. Amazing from Kramnik. He's been trying to win Brilliancy prizes for the last 2 years or so.
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  Gypsy: <16. g5 Ne8 17. f4 Bc5 18. d4...> commits White to the attack.

Kramnik sheds material like he had a secret store:

<19.f5...> pawn

<20.Rxf5...> exchange

<27.Rxc7...> second exchange

<29.Nxh5....> piece

After <35...Qg3+ 36.Kh1 Qf3+ 37.Bg2 Qe1 38.Kh2...> Black is out of checks to forestall the mate.

Jul-23-17  devere: Brilliant game by Kramnik featuring two exchange sacrifices. Bluebaum finally errs with 31...h4?, ...Nd5 was required for Black to continue the fight.
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  Ron: After 17. f4, an alternative for Black is 17. ... f6 and play could go: 18. gxf6 gxf6 19. Bd4 Ng7

Now get this. After the game continuation 23. .. g6, Stockfish 7 basically gives Kramnik's 24 e3 as a mistake, saying Black should play 24. .. Rd7 with this eval:

- (0.78++) Depth=32/47

Wow. I'm interested on feedback on this.

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  whiteshark: Game related analysis by <GM Gustafsson>:
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  Ron: <whiteshark: Game related analysis by <GM Gustafsson>:

Thank you whiteshark! It's as if GM Gustafsson read my posts here, for he does point out that if Black had played 28. ... Rd7 "it is not clear how Kramnik would have made progress".

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  eternaloptimist: Beaten Black and Blue
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