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Sergey Karjakin vs Vladimir Kramnik
Dortmund Sparkassen (2004) (blitz), Dortmund GER, rd 5, Jul-27
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  1-0



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Apr-03-06  Whitehat1963: Karjakin takes his cue from Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2001 to beat Kramnik in the Opening of the Day.

Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik ... Karjakin?

Dec-19-06  Aseem: Chess I think you guys have made a serious mistake, this game is not to be seen in the chess base report of Dortmund 2004. There in round 5 Kramnik has played against Bologan
Dec-19-06  Aseem: please look into the matter
Dec-20-06  rover: <Aseem> It was played in the rapid tibebreaks.
Dec-20-06  Aseem: <Rover> Thanks!!
Jan-25-07  AAAAron: Karjakin's endgame is very impressive!!! I wonder how Kramnik handled the loss. I bet he drank all the booze in his hotel room, then trashed the place. Kramnik does have that crazy look in his eyes.....
Sep-30-07  argishti: AWSOME ENDGAME!! wow!!
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  Fusilli: <AAAAron> LOL! Actually, he is probably one of the calmest GMs around, that's why your post is really funny. Amazing endgame. I wonder if Kramnik blew it.
Mar-05-09  WhiteRook48: totally messed up!
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  Penguincw: Nice game by Sergey Karjakin was only like 14 at the time and he just cut down Vladimir Kramnik who was classical world champion at the time.And,he cracked through the Berlin Wall Defense.A game this good deserves to be Game of the Day.Hmm.What kind of pun is good for ths game.Well,here's my pun:"Tearing Apart the Wall of Berlin".
Aug-22-12  Overgod: Well,here's my pun:"Tearing Apart the Wall of Berlin".

I would simply call it "The Berlin Fall"


Aug-09-15  lasola72: A tactical play in opposite color bishop.<awesome!!>
Aug-09-15  thegoodanarchist: <Overgod: Well,here's my pun:"Tearing Apart the Wall of Berlin".

I would simply call it "The Berlin Fall" >

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, "Mr. Karjakin, Tear Down This Wall!"

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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: <Overgod: Well,here's my pun:"Tearing Apart the Wall of Berlin". I would simply call it "The Berlin Fall" >

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, "Mr. Karjakin, Tear Down This Wall!">

Hang on everyone I've got one based on a Smiths song:

"Aiwass Loki forage are bandana fanta jab in Evans's nose Amiss rabble now" something like that.

Aug-10-15  thegoodanarchist: < offramp:

Hang on everyone I've got one based on a Smiths song:

"Aiwass Loki forage are bandana fanta jab in Evans's nose Amiss rabble now" something like that.>

Did Chris Owen hack your account and use it to post?

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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist>

I was looking for a job, and then I found a job,
And heaven knows I'm miserable now.

Aug-11-15  SpiritedReposte: Who doesn't love to see the Berlin Wall crumble?
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  offramp: <SpiritedReposte: Who doesn't love to see the Berlin Wall crumble?>

I am with you all the way, there. I detest the Berlin. I mean the modern version with the doubled c-pawns, not the Rio variation that Lasker and Korchnoi used to play.

Who sits down at a chessbaord as black and thinks, "If he plays 1.e4 I'll play the Berlin and have a wonderful time holding my position for 7 hours."?

Aug-11-15  SpiritedReposte: Lol and that vulgar, artificial castling...just an abomination!
Aug-13-15  thegoodanarchist: For some reason the top players love the Berlin Wall.

Like flies to a rotting badger carcass, they flock to it. Carlsen, Anand, Kramnik, Kasparov and more - they seem to never get enough of the Berlin Wall.

Aug-29-16  Alexandro: Until the 42nd move the game remained draw but the option has chosen by Kramnik turned the game unpredictable!
Oct-16-16  mandor: I changed the Berlin concept when I saw the Yasser video on it (youtube). Then I understand why became so popular. In my opinion, most of the commentators in Kasparov and Kramnik game do not understand at all.
Oct-16-16  mandor: The greatests minds in chess tried several ways to crack it.. and here we found a very creative idea from Karjakin.
Nov-23-16  Conrad93: The French should be played more often.
It's more interesting than the Berlin, and more solid.
Jul-20-17  Toribio3: Karjakin is a very strong player! His manner of playing is a combination of Smyslov and Botvinnik!
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