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Vladimir Kramnik vs Miguel Illescas Cordoba
Linares (1994), Linares ESP, rd 6, Mar-02
Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Carlsbad Variation (D34)  ·  1-0



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Nov-08-06  Sami Jr: Kramnik's 37th move is a great move to win the game. At first glance it seems like suicide, but after careful evaluation Kramnik takes his opponent's castle in return by putting the king in check. No matter where Illescas-Cordoba's king goes, Kramnik can check and get the black rook. Then he has more than enough pawns to win the game.

This would make a great puzzle!

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  Mateo: Yes, that would be a nice puzzle. 26.Rxf6! was beautiful too. On the Black side, 24...Rb8?!, 32...Kg7? (losing a pawn. Better 32...Rb6), and 32...Qh5? were mistakes which Kramnik didn't miss.
Jan-10-08  goldenbear: <Mateo> I don't have a computer, but on account of a possible 32.Rb6, it seems to me that 32.Qd4 would have been more accurate. Maybe I'm nitpicking a bit.
Jan-10-08  veigaman: Illesca, one of the key person in kramnik carreer!

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