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Vladimir Kramnik vs Garry Kasparov
Botvinnik Mem Blitz Match (2001) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Dec-09
Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14)  ·  0-1



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Oct-18-06  Whitehat1963: My favorite Kramnik game!
Oct-18-06  cotdt: in blitz no one is even close to kasparov
Oct-18-06  Archives: Or you could expand that statement to... In <chess> no one is even close to Kasparov ;)
Oct-18-06  Milo: This game conclusively proves that Kasparov was the most dominant player of all time, and will always be the most dominant player of all time. If time-travelling alien supercomputers were to visit the earth, Kasparov would beat them. I can tell just by looking at this blitz game.
Oct-18-06  Lt. Col. Majid: What is the head-to-head scores in blitz between Kasparov and Kramnik?
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  keypusher: <positional brilliancy>

Oct-18-06  positionalbrilliancy: ooops..hehe...
Oct-18-06  positionalbrilliancy: how embarrassing....
Oct-18-06  s4life: Kramnik looked hopeless through most of the second half of the game...
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  chancho: <Bufon: Kasparov dominates Kramnik the whole game, to make a nice check mate!!>

It was only a blitz game. No big deal.

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  keypusher: <positional brilliancy> Don't worry about it, I could have used one of those many times on this site.
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  keypusher: I can't think of a less fitting memorial to Botvinnik than a blitz match. It's like having a striptease in honor of Mother Theresa.
Jan-08-08  component: Someone please explain the move 30...Re6.
Jan-08-08  Avarus: <component> 30..Re6 prepares ..Rd6, putting pressure on d4 and d-file in general. Which is likely why 31.c5 was played.
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  Bobsterman3000: justice
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  tpstar: After 52. Rg1, WT Harvey notes 52 ... Bxg2+! is Mate in Four: 53. Rxg2 Qf1+! 54. Rxf1 exf1=Q+ 55. Rg1 Qxh3#. Very similar to the actual finish, but the mate line is forced.

Great game.

Mar-14-09  shahjinan: You can say this is the final which Kasparov win (last game) against Kramnik....uptill this point..they were having 21-21 wins each.. Finally in this game Kasparov proved his domination...
May-14-09  WhiteRook48: Kramnik got checkmated?!!??!!
May-31-09  smaragdus: A real masterpiece by Kramnik!
Mar-06-16  masoudsad: In the final position, Kasparov has three moves to checkmate: Qf3#
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  perfidious: Embarras de richesse.
Sep-01-17  Toribio3: Wow! A masterpiece from Kasparov.
Jul-28-19  cormier: 24.Bxe4?
Jul-28-19  cormier: it give's the 2Bs advantage to Kasparov
Jul-28-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 20 dpa done

1. = (0.18): 25.Bd3 Nd6 26.a4 dxc4 27.bxc4 Nd7 28.a5 Nf5 29.f4 Nxe5 30.dxe5 Ng3 31.Qf2 Qh4 32.axb6 axb6 33.Bd4 Bh6 34.Rf1 Red8 35.Bxb6 Qxf4 36.Qxf4 Bxf4 37.Rxf4 Rxd3 38.Rxd3 Ne2+ 39.Kf2 Nxf4 40.Rd7 Bc6 41.Rd6 Bb7 42.Kg3 Ne2+ 43.Kh4 Nc3 44.Bd4 Ne4 45.Rb6 Ba8

2. = (0.15): 25.Bc2 Nd6 26.Bd3 Nfe4 27.a4 dxc4 28.bxc4 Nf5 29.Nxf5 exf5 30.f3 Ng3 31.Qf2 h4 32.a5 bxa5 33.c5 Re6 34.Bc3 a4 35.Bb5 Bxe5 36.dxe5 Qc7 37.Bd7 Qxc5 38.Bxc8 Qxf2+ 39.Kxf2 Bxc8

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