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Vladimir Kramnik vs Boris Gelfand
Astana (2001), Astana KAZ, rd 1, May-20
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1-0



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Nov-12-05  lopium: 59.Nxg7. nice calculated.
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  plang: 14 Qxd8 was a new move though it leads to just a minimal advantage for White. 21..Bc7?! was an inaccuracy; better was 21..Bd8 22 Nd6..Rcb8 23 Nc5..Be7 24 Nxb7..Bxd6 25 Nxd2..Rxb2 with balanced play. 28..Kf8? cost Black a decisive pawn; better was 28..Nd7 29 Nxf7..Rxc4 30 Rxc4..Kxf7 31 a5..Ke7 and Black would have good chances to hold.

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