chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Vladimir Kramnik vs Deep Fritz (Computer)
Kramnik - Deep Fritz (2006), Bonn GER, rd 1, Nov-25
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E03)  ·  1/2-1/2

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Annotations by Yasser Seirawan.

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 13 more Kramnik/Deep Fritz games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To see the raw PGN for this game, click on the PGN: view link above.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Vladimir Kramnik vs Deep Fritz (Computer) (2006)


Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 31 OF 31 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Dec-03-06  djmaurice: Kramnik is capable of playing really amazing chess. His matches against Kasparov are historic and demonstrated Kramnik's true talent. But he is only human after all. These Man vs. Machine matches are designed to exploit weaknesses like mental fatigue and distractibility, i.e. 34...Qe3??
Dec-03-06  alicefujimori: <djmaurice><These Man vs. Machine matches are designed to exploit weaknesses like mental fatigue and distractibility, i.e. 34...Qe3??>34...Qe3 was not a result of mental fatigue and distractibility. Even Kramnik himself had acknowledged this.
Dec-03-06  notyetagm: <alicefujimori: ...Qe3 was not a result of mental fatigue and distractibility. Even Kramnik himself had acknowledged this.>

Yes, Kramnik simply did not see the mate in 1! Even after playing 34 ... ♕e3????? and looking at the board, he -still- did not see it!

Fatigue? It was the second game of the match! Kramnik supporters need a better a excuse than this.

Dec-04-06  Lt. Col. Majid: <notyetagm> I see u have been having a field day at Kramnik's expense re:blunder.

Kramnik’s blunder was most likely due to loss of concentration. He paid the price and rightly so.

Dec-04-06  code13: Mr Friedel had an interesting perspective on the blunder when he was talking to Seirawan yesterday. He compared the situation to the difference between being asked to walk across a plank that is laid out flat on the road (you won't fall off the plank if you have reasonable mobility and balance) and being asked to walk across the same width of plank that is suspended high in the air. The nervous tension from the danger will make you much more likely to fall off the plank. Similarly, the constant tension when you know Fritz will punish small mistakes, makes you more likely to "fall off" and obviously Kramnik fell from a great height in missing the mate in one.
Dec-04-06  notyetagm: <code13> That's as good an excuse as any other.
Dec-04-06  Lt. Col. Majid: <That's as good an excuse as any other.>

Lol@notyetagm.

Considering 95% of your posts during Elista and right after were laden with excuses as to why Topalov "gifted the match" u should know what "excuses" really are:)

Dec-04-06  dehanne: I wonder how Kramnik would fare against Hydra. Would he get crushed like Adams, or hang on like now against Fritz?
Dec-05-06  notyetagm: <Lt. Col. Majid: ... Considering 95% of your posts during Elista and right after were laden with excuses as to why Topalov "gifted the match" u should know what "excuses" really are:)>

I don't envy you Kramnik supporters.

Finding an excuse for 34 ... ♕e3???????????????? is beyond even my abilities, and Topalov gave me a lot of practice at Elista.

I forgot to write that the sun got in Topalov's eyes when he played 24 ... f6??.

Dec-05-06  Lt. Col. Majid: <notyetagm: <Lt. Col. Majid: ... Considering 95% of your posts during Elista and right after were laden with excuses as to why Topalov "gifted the match" u should know what "excuses" really are:)> I don't envy you Kramnik supporters>

Er ... sorry dude. I don't do excuses. Kramnik lost to a better force ... pure and simple.

To his credit, Kramnik is one of the very few professionals IN ANY SPORT who is honest enough to avoid excuses and give credit where due. His interviews are a model and refreshing.

Dec-05-06  alicefujimori: <Lt. Col. Majid><To his credit, Kramnik is one of the very few professionals IN ANY SPORT who is honest enough to avoid excuses and give credit where due.>I wonder who was the one that said it was an accident when he lost -2 in his match against Shirov in 1998...

But to give him credit, he was quite honest about his blunder against DF in game 2.

Dec-05-06  dehanne: <Finding an excuse for 34 ... e3???????????????? is beyond even my abilities, and Topalov gave me a lot of practice at Elista.> The Fritz team had kidnapped his new-found sweetheart and threatened to cut off her left ear unless he blundered the game away?
Dec-05-06  notyetagm: <Lt. Col. Majid: ... To his credit, Kramnik is one of the very few professionals IN ANY SPORT who is honest enough to avoid excuses and give credit where due. His interviews are a model and refreshing.>

I will agree with you -if- Kramnik honors his contract and plays at Mexico City.

If not, then he is the same old opportunistic Kramnik that he has always been.

Dec-05-06  notyetagm: <dehanne: ... The Fritz team had kidnapped his new-found sweetheart and threatened to cut off her left ear unless he blundered the game away?>

LOL

Dec-05-06  ughaibu: Do you also want Topalov to honour his contract, and not play in Mexico? If FIDE offer Topalov a place, it would be opportunistic of him to accept.
Dec-05-06  notyetagm: <ughaibu: Do you also want Topalov to honour his contract, and not play in Mexico? If FIDE offer Topalov a place, it would be opportunistic of him to accept.>

Yes, Topalov must sit out Mexico City and Kramnik must play. Topalov can play in MC -only- if one of the scheduled players withdraws, which is not very likely.

But still, we get to see our hero Topalov play at Corus, Linares, Monaco, and M-Tel, at the very least. And he will be ready and -hungry- for the next cycle.

Dec-05-06  notyetagm: <ughaibu> And don't forget, tomorrow is the beginning of the Topalov-Polgar blindfold match.

:-)

Dec-05-06  ughaibu: Okay.
Oct-02-07  Thecheckmater: First Kibitz in 2007!:p
Feb-27-08  positionalgenius: <Pawnsgambit> Kramnik misses a win here
Feb-27-09  WhiteRook48: Kramnik actually missed a win!!
Mar-10-11  Tigranny: I think Kramnik could've won had he not offered a draw. Fritz's bishop doesn't control the pawn promotion square.
Mar-10-11  ARubinstein: <Tigranny: I think Kramnik could've won had he not offered a draw. Fritz's bishop doesn't control the pawn promotion square.>

unfortunately it can control two squares en route to the promotion square.

Apr-14-11  Tigranny: Sorry Arubinstein.
Nov-26-14  yurikvelo: http://pastebin.com/8cUcbPbf
this game analysis
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 31)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 31 OF 31 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Computer - GM games 2003-2008
by biglo
AbhinavAsthana's favorite games
by AbhinavAsthana
Games with pictures
by ChessDude33
Kramnik plays the Catalan
by danielpi
+0 -2 =4 vs. Deep Fritz 10 (Man-Machine Exhibition Match, Bonn)
from Match Kramnik! by amadeus
zz30_B:N - Realise their magic relationship
by whiteshark
Book of Samurai's favorite games
by Book of Samurai
Kramnik attains winning position vs. Deep Fritz
from varishnakov's favorite games by varishnakov
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E03) 1/2-1/2 Photos
from Cats of the Grenfelds by fredthebear
98_E01-E09_ _ _ C A T A L A N (Catalan studies)
by whiteshark
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E03) 1/2-1/2 Photos
from Comp Chomps, Chumps & Challenges CageFredthebear by fredthebear
Kramnik plays the Catalan
by Insession52
Game 86
from Genius in the Background (Karolyi/Aplin) by Qindarka
Gadmes with photographs
by Penguincw
Kramnik plays the Catalan
by donaldww

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC