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Vladimir Kramnik vs Garry Kasparov
"All the King's Horses" (game of the day Nov-23-2015)
Linares (1994), Linares ESP, rd 10, Mar-09
King's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation. Keres Defense (E93)  ·  1-0

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Dec-19-06  Whack8888: Was this Kramnik's first win over Kasparov?
May-02-07  Skylark: I just went over this game with some of Kramnik's annotations, and there are a lot of tricky finesses in this ending. For example, if white had been careless and played 35. Nxc5? there would have followed 35. ... Rf1+ 36. Kh2 Rb1 37. Ne4 Rff1 38. Nf2 Rxf2 39. Rxh6 Rff1, and it would not be white walking away with the full point.

Also, in the final position, Kasparov didn't play Kh8; he resigned outright. Understandibly, since Kh8 drops a rook and Kh6 gets mated after 41. Rg6+ Kh5 42. g4+ Kxh4 43. g3#. An amazingly deep game that probably deserves more kibitzing than this, I feel. I'm surprised it hasn't been GOTD yet.

It's amazing that white had such an advantage an exchange down and with two knights in an open position, but Kramnik makes amazing use of the knights in this game. It's this kind of game that makes me realise how far I have to go to become a grandmaster..

Nov-18-07  KamikazeAttack: The manner of Kramnik's play and win stunned Kasparov. Rarely does Kaspy get routed like he did here.
Apr-13-08  Paraconti: Same tactic Euwe used against Alekhine in the famous Pearl of Zandvoort game,
Apr-13-08  sallom89: woah... well played!
Apr-13-08  mistreaver: what if 32 ... Rf5?
May-27-08  analysethat: Gufeld finds two manoeuvres particularly subtle.
19. f6! to prevent black taking with Bxf5

And the manoeuvre with 30. Nc4 and 31. b5!

Oct-05-08  dumbgai: The great champion Kasparov gets plowed over by teenage Kramnik's knights! A great game!
Apr-05-09  WhiteRook48: how about 41. Neg6+? then 41...Kg8 42. Nxe7+ Kxf8 43 Ng6+
Nov-02-09  whatthefat: This seems to be the game where any realistic hopes Kasparov had of keeping up with Karpov were extinguished.
Nov-20-09  M.D. Wilson: What do you mean, whatthefat?
Dec-10-09  Illogic: He means specifically in the Linares '94 tournament, the one which Karpov dominated.
Dec-10-09  Mr. Bojangles: <dumbgai: The great champion Kasparov gets plowed over by teenage Kramnik's knights! A great game!>

Just as Carlsen did to Kramnik few days ago.

So will another 'disrespectful' teenager do to Carlsen in 15 years time.

Jun-04-10  newzild: I agree with <Skylark>. If I had Black in this game I would consider myself winning once I obtained the material advantage, notwithstanding White's positional compensation.
Aug-12-10  freakclub: I think Kasparov should have avoided exchanging queens at move 26. White's powerful knights just completely took over once the queens were gone. Better I think was 26...Bh6, etc.
Feb-09-11  Millz: 38Kh7 was a blunder by Kasparov, but great win for 18 yo Kramnik never the less.
Nov-23-15  FICSwoodpusher: Could someone please tell me how I can make the board appear on my browser? I'm using Mozilla Firefox.
Nov-23-15  Sularus: <FICSwoodpusher>

Logout.

I have the same problem, I think. When logged in, I can't see the board. When logged out, I can. I'm using Google Chrome, updated.

Nov-23-15  FICSwoodpusher: Thanks, when I logged out the board was visible.

Now that I have logged in to post this, it has disappeared again.

Nov-23-15  Sularus: <FICS) I use two browsers, Opera and Chrome.
I sign in using Chrome, then open Opera.

That's my "fix".

Nov-23-15  waustad: <FICSwoodpusher> Have you tried changing your PGN viewer? There is a control for that on the page, under the game but before the kibbitzing. It could be a Java issue.
Nov-23-15
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  kevin86: The knights are like a pack of Hornets!
Nov-23-15
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  Mating Net: Fine play by Kramnik. He gave Gary a taste of his own medicine similar to the octopus Knight in Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985.
Nov-28-15  FICSwoodpusher: Thanks <waustad> that solved the problem.

I think it was a java issue. I had no idea what the problem was or how to find a way around it.

May-17-19
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  thegoodanarchist: < Mr. Bojangles: <dumbgai: The great champion Kasparov gets plowed over by teenage Kramnik's knights! A great game!>

Just as Carlsen did to Kramnik few days ago.

So will another 'disrespectful' teenager do to Carlsen in 15 years time.>

Five years left to go.....

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