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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Vladimir Kramnik
Azerbaijan vs the World (2009) (rapid), Baku AZE, rd 8, May-09
Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  0-1



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May-10-09  OneArmedScissor: first
May-10-09  Jim Bartle: Head on over to the US Championship page right now. You can be first on every single game.
May-10-09  LaFreak II: I should study this game..
May-10-09  LaFreak II: White has the chance to win this..
oH poor mamed
May-10-09  Jim Bartle: What was the purpose of 28...Ba7? A possible ...Bb8?
May-10-09  Warheart: <Jim Bartle> idea should be ...Rf2! :)
May-10-09  Jim Bartle: Ah yes, thanks!
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  whiteshark: A fine endgame by Kramnik. White's ♗ never could check ♔e8
May-10-09  Lutwidge: This game is so cool. :)
May-10-09  notyetagm: 29 ... ?

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29 ... ♖f8-f1!?

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<29.Rd2 The game has gone back and forth, with Kramnik and now Mamedyarov enjoying the advantage. White is winning now, thanks to his extra piece, but now Kramnik randomizes the situation.

<<<29...Rf1!? And it works! White should have declined the offer>>> with

<<<30.Kxf1?=>>> [30.Rh4! Qg5 31.Rd1! Raf8 32.dxe6! R1f3 33.e7+! Rxb3 34.exf8Q+ Kxf8 35.axb3 ]


30 ♔g2x♖f1?= <deflection: h1>

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30 ... ♕h5-h1+

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Notice how Kramnik's "randomizing" move 29 ... ♖f8-f1!? was made possible by White's previous move, 29 ♖d1-d2, which <LEFT BEHIND> the f1-square. The result is that the White g2-king is now <OVERLOADED>, having to <DEFEND> both the f1-square from the Black f8-rook and the h1-square from the Black h5-queen, making 29 ... ♖f8-f1!? possible.

May-11-09  Topista: Funny win when black played so riskily!
May-11-09  whiskeyrebel: Some nice swashbuckling here.
May-12-09  lazerus: I'm normally not a fan of kramnik, but he is playing amazing in this tournament
May-14-09  mrandersson: why do people continue to post 1st 2nd 3rd stuff its such a joke. Isn't this meant to be a chess a site for chess players etc?
May-14-09  slomarko: <mrandersson: why do people continue to post 1st 2nd 3rd stuff its such a joke.> the short answer would be: because they are idiots.
May-14-09  Jazzer32: There is simple explanation why people post "1st"...

May-24-09  beenthere240: White showed guts in not taking the draw by repetition at move 36.
Jun-25-09  dabearsrock1010: 18th...
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