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Alexander G Beliavsky vs Vladimir Kramnik
Belgrade Investbank (1997), Belgrade SRB, rd 5, Nov-16
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  0-1

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Sep-30-04  ConLaMismaMano: 34...Rxc3! Great move! 35.bxc3 Bb5+ winning.

If 36.Rd3 then Bxd3+ 37.Qxd3 Qxf2#

If 36.Ke1 then Re6+ winning.

Feb-20-07  nummerzwei: I like this game a lot. Beliavsky didnīt play badly, but he was crushed by Kramnikin the end. It might be just my personal opinion, but i simply donīt like 8.Qb3!? because the queen is brought into the game very early without white getting much out of it.
Feb-20-07  alicefujimori: <nummerzwei>8.Qb3 is theory and is played by a number of very strong players before including the great Kasparov himself.
Feb-20-07  euripides: As far as I remember, the point of Qb3 and Rd1 is to deter c5 by attacking the d5 pawn. In this line Black gets c5 in but isn't able to form the hanging pawns because the b pawn is pinned on the bishop.
Apr-27-08
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  plang: Kramnik's choice of the Tartakower is interesting as Beliavsky is one of the leading experts of this defence with black. 14 cxb..d4 would be risky for white. Beliavsky with black had played 16..Qe7 in a second round draw with Georgiev and 16..Bb7 against Lautier in a 1995 loss. 19 Nd4?! was a dubious novelty; Gulko had played 19 Qb3 in 1971 against Radashkovich in a game that black had also won. Ilic felt that 21 Qb3 would have been more accurate. 26 g4?, fatally weakening his kingside dark squares, was a surprising positional blunder by Beliavsky. Either 26 Bg2 or 26 Qf4 would have been reasonable alternatives. Kramnik pointed out that taking the pawn with 30 Nxd5..Bxd5 31 Qxd5..Qf4 32 Kg2..Bc7 33 Rh1..Rf6 gives black a powerful attack although the result with 30 Bg2 was similar.
May-24-08  nummerzwei: Just read this beginnerīs comment on 8.Qb3. Then I realized to my own surprise that I myself have written it. Of course you are all right, 8.Qb3 is a good move. On the other hand, I didnīt exactly critisize it, I just said I wasnīt my taste.

And plang is of course right when he points out that black has fine attacking chances in the closed position after 26.g4.

May-02-09  nummerzwei: It recently occured to me that this game resembles one by Karpov somewhat.

G Botterill vs Karpov, 1971

Although the attacking means is quite different (pawn storm instead of diagonal activity), the general scenario is pretty much the same:

White closes the centre voluntarily to play on the queenside, but in the long run black's initiative on the kingside decides the game.

There are two other features that these games have in common:

1)the move order in the opening

2)the doubled black rooks on the e-file (23...Rce7 and 29...Rde8 respectively), which prevent white from playing in the centre.

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