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Peter Svidler vs Vladimir Kramnik
Dortmund Sparkassen (2006), Dortmund GER, rd 4, Aug-02
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Variation (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  patzer2: Kramnik demonstrates, simple tactics can be an important part of finding equality with the Black pieces.

The attack on the pinned pawn with 28...c6! liquidates the dangerous White central passer, because 29. dxc6?? loses to 29...QxB , and gives Black full equality.

The Knight fork tactic with 37...d2+! eliminates White's last passed pawn and assures a quiet drawn position.

Aug-10-06  InspiredByMorphy: <patzer2> 24.c5 seems to be the beginning of the end for white. Perhaps 24.Qh3 was better? Also, I had a question for you on the following game... Kramnik vs Leko, 2006
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  Mateo: <InspiredByMorphy: <patzer2> 24.c5 seems to be the beginning of the end for white. Perhaps 24.Qh3 was better?> Then 24... Rxe1+ 25. Rxe1 Re8! looks very drawish, as 26. Rxe8+ Qxe8 27. Bxc7? (or 27. Qxf5?) does not work because 27... Qe1 mates.
Oct-17-06  positionalgenius: A very interesting draw.
Apr-28-08  positionalgenius: A nice display of tactics here from both players.
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