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Vladimir Kramnik vs Elizbar Ubilava
2nd Principe de Asturias rapid (1992) (quick), Oviedo ESP, Dec-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense (D37)  ·  0-1

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Mar-19-04  orangeclown07: I'm not sure what 19. Ra1 was. Personally, I would have played 19. Qc7 and tried to prove the c pawn to be weak.
Aug-16-04  Whitehat1963: Player of the day quickly ties up Kramnik in a knot, finishing him off in just 21 moves.
Jul-25-05  Medusa: A masterpiece of Mr Kramnik!!!!
Jul-25-05  EmperorAtahualpa: <medusa> I think you're missing something.
Jul-25-05  Orbitkind: lol ; )
Jul-25-05
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  tpstar: <EmperorAtahualpa> I think you're missing something. ; )
Jul-25-05  Orbitkind: Touche tpstar!
Jul-25-05  EmperorAtahualpa: hehe :)
Jul-12-07  notyetagm: Black To Play 21 ... ?


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Here Black finishes off Kramnik with a lovely <RELOADER>, 21 ... ♘d7-c5!.

Position after 21 ... ♘d7-c5!


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Kramnik resigns as his White a4-queen is <TRAPPED> at the edge of the board on the a-file. If White captures the Black c5-knight with 22 d4xc5, then Black simply <RELOADS> on the c5-square with his other (e4-)knight. The White a4-queen is again <TRAPPED> and this time there are no White pawns that can rescue Her Majesty by capturing a Black knight on c5.

Poisition after 22 d4xc5 ♘e4xc5 <reload>


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A lucidly simple example of the <RELOADER> theme. The White d4-pawn <DEFENDS> the c5-square =only= one(!) time, so buy itself it cannot keep two Black pieces from occupying this crucial square.

Aug-27-08  Whitehat1963: Tuesday/Wednesday puzzle after 20. Ne1. (Player of the Day)
Aug-27-08  sicilianhugefun: volodya played like a 1500
Aug-27-11
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  profK: If Kramnick has tried to orchestrate the loss of his queen he could not have done a better job !!!

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