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Vladimir Kramnik vs Aleksey Dreev
World Blitz Championship (2007) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 9, Nov-21
Queen's Gambit Declined: Cambridge Springs Variation (D52)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-21-07  Whitehat1963: What's the best finish in this one?
Nov-22-07  somitra: Why didn't white play 38 RxR ? The score seems to be incorrect.
Nov-22-07  chessmoron: This seems weird. Dreev gave Kramnik so many chances to win.

38...Qg6? 39...Rxd5? RXF8 WINS!

40...Rd1? Qxg6+ draws.

Kramnik flagged?

Nov-22-07  Brown: <chessmoron>
38...Qg6 39.Rxf8 Rxf8 what is white's winning move?
Nov-23-07  anandrulez: Its tranmission error , afaik no games were lost on flag in the tourney - other than lost positions
Nov-23-07  somitra: <somitra: Why didn't white play 38 RxR ? The score seems to be incorrect.> I notice that the game is now corrected. In the previous version of the uploaded game, there was no ♘ at e3.
Nov-23-07  Jim Bartle: I still don't understand why this is lost for white.
Nov-23-07  gmgomes: it is very strange. my engine thinks it is 0.00, as white trade queens and can force a perpetual with the rook of 8th rank. Black king can not go to h7 because of the rook at d1 which is hanging and is forced to stay at f file.
Nov-23-07  tldr3: Dreev rating is down to 2607! wow thats some drop
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  chancho: The one guy who beat Kramnik twice in this blitz tourney. Go figure...
May-10-11  arnakor: Why not 39...fxe3 ?

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