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Eduardo Arruda da Gama A Cunha vs Vladimir Kramnik
Masters-Challengers (1991), Rio de Janeiro BRA, rd 6
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  0-1

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Feb-23-05  Shams: great crush by Kramnik!
8...c4 is very strong
also 20...Nb3

and I love his two consecutive finesses to reposition the bishop from c2-d3-e4.

and ...Rxc3 to finish off, the same move as Unzicker-Fischer.

Apr-17-05  fgh: This is absurd. Whenever I look at Kramnik's games, they always seem interesting, and still he is being called "Drawnik".
Nov-20-05  aw1988: I'm just curious, I always avoid playing moves like ...c4 unless they're very convincing; can't White dismantle these pawns via b3? Or does this allow Na5?
Aug-17-06  Rocafella: <aw1988> I'm not quite sure, b3 doesn't really undermine the pawn in this situation, because after cxb, and Bxb3 the ♗ is still blocked off, and still has an <aw>ful outpost ;)
Nov-22-07  Isolated Pawn: Move 36 is good puzzle material.
Sep-24-08  ravel5184: A brilliant example of <DEFLECTION> and a <PIN>. Black's 36 ... Rxc3(!) <DEFLECTS> the Pawn from b2 so that the b3-Pawn can simply <PROMOTE>.

Some great <TACTICAL VISION> by <KRAMNIK>.

Dec-20-08  thshovel: better perhaps is 8... Qe7+!
Aug-14-09  DrGridlock: It was very nice of Arruda to back his bishop into a corner on a2. Probably one of the reasons that the 3Bc4 opening system isn't too popular.
Jan-30-12  Sal Gasol: I've heard so many people bash this game saying that if Arruda played on, he would've drawn or won. I played this game out personally and I don't see it going past 61 moves without Kramnik dominating completely.
Jul-15-15  SpiritedReposte: <Puzzle Finish Alert> Both 35. ...Bb4! and 36. ...Rxc3! are fine moves.

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