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Vladimir Kramnik vs Peter Svidler
2nd Principe de Asturias rapid (1992) (rapid), Oviedo ESP, Dec-??
Budapest Defense: General (A52)  ·  1-0

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Oct-19-05  Queens Gambit: Why is this Budapest Gambit so unpopular???

at the 2700 players and even i think at the 2600 is very rare to see it.

Oct-19-05  Swindler: Well, Black loses a pawn AND loses time moving his Knight twice. In most gambits you like to win time. White often seems to get a strong position from the Budapest, the splitting up of the pawns looks like it's hardly any advantage to Black.
Jul-18-07  nummerzwei: Well, normally black will regain his pawn, of course. But against a strategist of Kramnik´s calibre, black will not be able to get active play at all. This shows that there´s a difference between equalizing and possibly getting a draw. I guess that the first is quite rarely achieved among grandmasters with the Budapest, and the latter easier with other openings like the Slav or Queen´s Indian, which are more popular among the world´s best players.
Mar-24-17  eykca: I just watched a video by Yasser Seirawan about the Budapest Gambit and I believe his comment about Kramnik's 6th move here is "perhaps in the 23rd century we'll all understand that Nh3 is the best move, but I still live in the 21st."

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