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Yasser Seirawan vs Vladimir Kramnik
"Kramnik Down Your Throat" (game of the day Feb-08-2019)
Manila Olympiad (1992), Manila PHI, rd 7, Jun-15
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D47)  ·  0-1



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Oct-19-05  KingG: There was the amusing possibility of 11. ...cxb2 12.fxg7 bxa1♕ 13.gxh8♕ with 4 queens! Although white is probably slightly better because of the safer king, as in Benko vs K Pytel, 1973.
May-07-10  sicilianhugefun: I don't see any sense on white's 57th move and onwards...
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  diceman: <sicilianhugefun: I don't see any sense on white's 57th move and onwards...>

May have something to do with a "Team" event.
(sometimes package deals are offered)

Also may have happened very fast.

Sep-23-15  kamagong24: this was the Manila Olympiad when kramnik caused a sensation
Feb-08-19  Ironmanth: Creeping in!
Feb-08-19  myteacher34: the possible ending:
1. Rg1 h3 2. Ra1 Rxa6 3. Rxa6 g1=Q+ 4. Kf3 Qg3+ 5. Ke4 Qe3+ 6. Kf5 Qd3+ 7. Kg5 Qxa6 8. Kg4 f3 9. Kxf3 Qe6 10. Kf4 Kg1 11. Kg5 Qf7 12. Kg4 h2 13. Kg5 h1=Q 14. Kg4 Qg2+ 15. Kh4 Qh7# ♗lack wins by checkmate. 0-1
Feb-08-19  The Kings Domain: Fine play by the teen against the veteran during the game's last golden age.
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  OrangeTulip: Can someone explain me the pun?
sounds rather harsh
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  saffuna: I remember reading Seirawan's report on the Olympiad in Inside Chess. He was filled with praise for the unknown teenager.
Feb-08-19  Retireborn: <Orange> To have something shoved or crammed (hence Kramnik) down one's throat is an English language idiom, meaning to be forcibly confronted with something distasteful or unpleasant.

It's weak, of course, but nearly all these puns are. Do puns work better in Dutch?

Feb-09-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 26 dpa

1. = / + (-0.29): 28.Kf1 Ke7 29.Ke2 f5 30.Rc1 Kd6 31.Kf3 g6 32.Rc2 Ne4 33.Nd2 Nf6 34.e4 Ng4 35.h3 Ne5+ 36.Ke3 a5 37.exf5 exf5 38.Nb3 Re8 39.Kf4 a4 40.c5+ Kd5 41.Rd2+ Kc4 42.Na5+ Kc3 43.Rd5 Nd3+ 44.Kg5 Re2

2. = / + (-0.30): 28.Rd2 Ke7 29.Kf1 Ne4 30.Rc2 Kd6 31.Nd2 Nxd2+ 32.Rxd2+ Ke7 33.Rc2 Rc5 34.Ke2 Kd6 35.a3 Rh5 36.h3 Kc5 37.Kf3 h6 38.Ke2 Rg5 39.Kf3 h5 40.g4 f6 41.Rc1 a5 42.e4 hxg4+ 43.hxg4

Feb-09-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 <d 24 dpa

1. = (-0.20): 24.Rb6> g6 25.Ra1 a5 26.Nb3 Nd7 27.Rd6 Rdc8 28.Rb1 Rab8 29.Ra6 Nc5 30.Rxa5 Bxb3 31.axb3 Rxb3 32.Rxb3 Nxb3 33.Ra2 Kg7 34.Kf2 h5 35.h3 Nc5 36.Kf3 f5 37.g4 hxg4+ 38.hxg4 Kf6 39.Bf1 Ne4 40.gxf5 gxf5 41.Kf4 e5+ 42.Kf3

2. = / + (-0.32): 24.Rb2 g6 25.Rb6 Kg7 26.Ra1 Rab8 27.Rab1 Rxb6 28.Rxb6 e5 29.Nf3 f6 30.g4 h6 31.Kg2 Bd7 32.h3 Kf7 33.Rd6 h5 34.Nh4 hxg4 35.Bxg4 a5 36.Bxd7 Rxd7 37.Rxd7+ Nxd7 38.Kf3 Nc5

Feb-09-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. = (-0.14): 23.Nd4 Ba4 24.Rb6 g6(T) 25.Ra1 Rab8 26.Rab1 Rbc8 27.Nb3 Ne4 28.Rc1 a5 29.Nxa5 Rd2 30.Bf3 Nc5 31.Nb7 Rxa2 32.Nxc5 Rxc5 33.Ra6 Kg7 34.Bd1 Bb3 35.Rxa2 Bxa2 36.Be2 h5 37.Kf2 Kf6 38.Rc2 Bb1 39.Rb2 Rf5+ 40.Kg3 Be4 41.Bf3 Bd3 42.Rb4 Ra5

2. = (-0.14): 23.Rb6 Ba4 24.Nd4 g6(T)

Feb-09-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. = (-0.15): 22.Bd3 Nc5 23.Bc2 Rab8 24.Rxb8 Rxb8 25.Nd2 Ba4 26.Nb3 Rc8 27.Rc1 Nd7 28.Be4 Ne5 29.c5 Bc6 30.Bxc6 Rxc6 31.Kf1 Kf8 32.Ke2 Ke7 33.h3 Rc8 34.Nd4 h6 35.Nf3

2. = (-0.16): 22.Rb3 Be8 23.Ra3 Rac8 24.Re1 Nc5 25.Ra5 Rd6 26.Rb1 f6 27.Nd4 Kf8 28.Rd1 e5 29.Nb3 Rxd1+ 30.Bxd1 Ne4 31.Be2 Nc3 32.Bd3 Bg6 33.Bxg6 hxg6 34.c5 Rc6 35.Nd2 Ke7 36.Kf2

Feb-09-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 25 dpa done

1. = (0.08): 13.Ne5 0-0 14.Nc4(T) Be7 15.0-0 c5 16.Bf3 Nd5 17.Ne5 Bb7 18.Bd2 cxd4 19.cxd4 Rb8 20.Rb1 Qd6 21.Qe2 Ba8 22.Be4 g6 23.Rbc1 Rfc8 24.Bf3 Bf8 25.h3 f6 26.Nd3 Rxc1 27.Rxc1

2. = (0.08): 13.Nd2 0-0 14.Nc4(T)

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