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Alexey Shirov vs Vladimir Kramnik
Russia - The Rest of the World (2002) (rapid), Moscow RUS, rd 3, Sep-09
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  1-0



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Dec-27-02  leonardo: Vlad playing the Caro-Kahn? What a surprise for Alexei ... and for us!
Dec-28-02  refutor: not really

Korchnoi vs Kramnik, 2001

and not really for shirov (from

[Event "Corus"]
[Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"]
[Date "2001.??.??"]
[White "Shirov, A"]
[Black "Kramnik, V"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2718"]
[BlackElo "2772"]
[ECO "B12"]
[Round "12"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. Bf4 Bxc5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Nf3 f6 8. Nbd2 fxe5 9. Bxe5 Nf6 10. Qe2 O-O 11. O-O-O a5 12. Nb3 Bd6 13. Kb1 Bxe5 14. Nxe5 a4 15. Nc1 a3 16. b3 Qa5 17. c4 dxc4 18. Nxc4 Qc7 19. Rhe1 Nd5 20. Qd2 Ncb4 21. Ne2 Rxf2 22. Be4 b5 23. Qd4 Rxe2 24. Rxe2 bxc4 25. Bxd5 Nxd5 26. bxc4 Ba6 27. Rc1 Nf4 28. Rd2 e5 29. Qe3 Bxc4 30. Ka1 Qf7 31. g3 Nd3 32. Rxd3 Bxd3 33. Qxd3 h6 34. Qb3 Qxb3 35. axb3 Kf7 36. Rc6 a2 37. h4 Ra3 38. b4 e4 39. Rc4 e3 40. Re4 Kf6 41. g4 h5 42. gxh5 Kf5 43. Re7 Kf4 44. b5 Rb3 45. Rf7+ Ke4 46. Re7+ Kd3 47. Rd7+ Kc2 48. Rc7+ Kd2 49. Kxa2 Rxb5 50. Rxg7 e2 51. Rd7+ Kc2 52. Rc7+ Kd3 53. Re7 Rxh5 0-1

Aug-17-03  PVS: The Petrov did not work too well for Kramnik in their 1998 match. Maybe the Berlin Defence here. It is rapid play, but it is a big event.
Aug-17-03  PVS: 36.Rxe6 defying black's doubled rooks looks like the winning move.
Aug-18-03  Kenneth Sterling: 44…Rf5 looks like the losing move.
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