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Jan Timman vs Vladimir Kramnik
Tal Memorial (1995), Riga LAT, rd 4, Apr-16
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B31)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jul-28-06  Knight13: 14...Ke8? is very bad since after 15. Nxc6, in addition to the black queen, White threatens a highly picturesque mate with 16. Nf6.

<15...Bxc2> 15...Qd7 16. Nf6+ exf6 17. Ne7+ Qxe7 18. Rxe7 is good for White in view of Black's severe problems unravelling his kingside.

18...Rxd3 is no good since White can then trap the c2-bishop: 19. Rac1.

18...Rd7 allows White to win an exchange with 19. Bf6.

--- Graham Burgess

Oct-12-07  herrahuu: Two Rossolimo specialists at their favourite dinner table. One of my favourite games.

15.Nxc6!

It's a shame Timman and Kramnik didn't care for settling the imbalanced situation after 24.♘xb5 ♗xb5 where black has much better pawn structure and white has two rooks against bishop and rook.


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