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Boris Gulko vs Vladimir Kramnik
Novgorod (1995), Novgorod RUS, rd 3, May-29
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Fianchetto Lines (A29)  ·  0-1



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Feb-23-06  Nobutitis: Wow!! What beautiful, perfect
position play by Vladimir Kramnik,the
stronger player's choice for World
Champion, since it takes a stronger
player to better appreciate games
like this!
Perhaps the best answer to 27 c5
would just be 27...Nc4!
Also 27...Rxe3 28 cxd6 cxd6 29 Rxd6
Rd5! (preventing White from doubling
rooks), after which it seems as if
Black will gobble pawns faster
(notably the a3-pawn, which is
certainly enough).

You're not going to see such perfect
Chess played by a human until a
player the likes of a Karpov or
a Kramnik appears on the scene again.

Feb-13-07  Grega: Beautiful and clear as the bluest sky of the deepest summer.

Anyone recognize the quote ? :)

Feb-20-07  nummerzwei: You´re simpl right!! In this game, Kramnik went for a position an ordinary woodpusher like me would almost certainly avoid (no queens, King in the center) and which would be condemned by a mediocre chess teacher. But Kramnik showed its resources and went on to win. This sort of position reminds me of the Berlin Defence which Kramnik played later, but this is maybe just my opinion.
Nov-03-18  mandor: At position 18 It seems a typical Berlin defense middlegame, right!?

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