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Wang Yue vs Vladimir Kramnik
Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2009) (rapid), Nice FRA, rd 4, Mar-17
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45)  ·  0-1



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Mar-17-09  percyblakeney: For someone that was unbeatable with both colours almost all of 2008, and that included two very strong Grand Prix events, Wang Yue has seemed to be a different player the last months. Lots of losses with white, and some very strange moves. This is of course rapid but he had lots of time and the position wasn't complicated. 19. gxf3 looks strange enough to begin with but 23. Nxe6 is even harder to understand. Maybe he will find his form again before Sofia.
Mar-17-09  holland oats: Wang gave his best Anand impression with 19.gxf3. Of course he is not Anand, and certainly he did not have the resources Anand had in his WC games (linked below). It goes without saying Kramnik has worked to counter such attacks, since it cost him the title.

Kramnik vs Anand, 2008
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008

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  JointheArmy: Maybe it's cause Yue got off the Fritz.
Mar-18-09  shintaro go: What is it about rapids that brings out the aggressive Kramnik with the Black pieces? Is it the fact that rapids don't make you lose rating points or what? I think he should play like this regardless of the time controls anyway.
Mar-18-09  supertimchan: <holland> The examples that you gave aren't even remotely close to the game.
Mar-18-09  holland oats: <supertimchan> Maybe you are looking at the wrong games. In both of those games Anand had doubled pawns on the f-file and a rook looking down the open g-file at Kramnik's king.
Apr-12-09  ninjaVariation: islands, that is...
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  Messiah: Very nice and powerful play of Big Vlad. I did not analyse (yet?), so I am not sure where the draw slipped out finally from Wang's hand.
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