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Vladimir Kramnik vs Nukhim N Rashkovsky
URS-ch58 (1991), Moscow URS, rd 7, Nov-??
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Milner-Barry Variation (E33)  ·  1-0

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May-19-04  pawntificator: It may have ended in a brilliant attack, but Kramnik certainly tried to end it on move 15 with a queen trade. That would have been a slow and unexciting endgame. After black declines, though, Kramnik plays beautifully, giving up pawns to open lines to the king...very pretty. Black got sucked in though.
Apr-17-05  fgh: Crazy finish!
Oct-09-06
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  Mateo: Kramnik shows his tactical accuracy in the last moves.

16.c5? was a mistake losing all the advantage. The point is that after 16...Bb7 17.f3 Rad8 18.Qc3 Rxd1+ 19.Rxd1 Bxe4! is strong.

After equalizing, Rashkovsky blundered with 25...Qc6?, giving Kramnik an opportunity to go for some nice tactical fireworks. 26. Rdg1 ! e4 <26g6 27. Rxg6+ ! .> 27. Rxg7+ Kh8 28. Qg5 ! Rd7 <28exd3 29.Rxh7+ ! . 28Rxd3 29.Rxh7+ ! .> 29. Qh6 ! Qc5 <29exd3 30.Rxd7 . 29Rg8 30.Bc2 Qb6 31.Rg3 .> 30. Bxe4 Rff7 31. Qxh7+ ! <31Nxh7 32.Rxh7#.>

Feb-10-08  notyetagm: White to move: 28 ?


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28 ♕f5-g5!


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Now I understand this particular <TREBLING> idea.

The point is that in the first diagram, the g7-square is one of the most dangerous things on the chessboard: the dreaded <LOOSE SQUARE NEXT TO THE KING>. The White g1-rook attacks the g7-square, while the Black h8-king defends the g7-square. <<<It is important to note that the presence of the White g7-rook -on- the g7-square is irrelevant to the <LOOSENESS> of this square!>>> The g7-square has one attacker (White g1-rook) versus one defender (Black h8-king), no matter what piece is on the g7-square or if there is no piece on this square.

Then with 28 ♕f5-g5!, White (Kramnik) simply brings his White f5-queen into contact with this <LOOSE SQUARE NEXT TO THE ENEMY KING>.

So now the g7-square is <EN PRISE>, with -two- attackers (White g1-rook, g5-queen) versus only -one- defender (Black h8-king). <<<Again note how the White g7-rook is ignored when counting how many pieces attack and defend the g7-square.>>>

Now the -only- thing that prevents White from playing 29 ♕g5-g7# is the presence of the White g7-rook (<SELF-BLOCK>). So in the final diagram, White is threatening to vacate this square with tempo (<CLEARANCE>) via 29 ♖g7xh7+! and then playing 30 ♕g5-g7#. Hence Black defends the g7-square with 28 ♖d8-d7.

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