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Victor Bologan vs Vladimir Kramnik
Dortmund Sparkassen (2004), Dortmund GER, rd 3, Jul-24
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Feb-02-07  Whitehat1963: Here's how Kramnik has recently handled the QID.
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  plang: In this highly theoretical line 19 Rad1 is usually played; 19 a5 was new but has not been repeated. 19..Nf6!? was an unusual choice almost daring White to attempt a kingside attack. 22..h6 23 e5!..hxg 24 exf..gxf 25 Bxc6..Re7 26 d5 would have given White good compensation for the pawn. Bologan's piece sacrifice 24 d5!? perhaps could have been accepted though after 24..cxd 25 exd..hxg 26 dxe..Rxe6 27 Rxe6..fxe 28 Qg6..Qe7 29 Be4..Nf6 30 Bxf6..Qxf6 31 Qh7+..Kf7 32 Rd7+..Ke8 33 Rxa7 Black would have faced a challenging defense. 34 Ra1 was suggested as an improvement for White as after 34..Bb4 35 Qd4..Qxa5 36 Qg4 the weakness of Black's kingside would have given White some practical winning chances.

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