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Vladimir Kramnik vs Vugar Gashimov
Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2010) (rapid), Nice FRA, rd 3, Mar-15
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15)  ·  1-0



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Mar-15-10  Marmot PFL: An exciting game despite a couple lapses. 29...Rb8 seems to draw but black played to win, unfortunately 29...e5 just chased the white bishop where it wanted to go. Still black defends very well it a hard position up to move 51, where Qf1+ 52 Kh2 Ne1 would still draw with a queen less.
Apr-16-10  Doug4Chess: After Kramnik's 51. Kh1, couldn't Gashimov have secured a draw by repeatedly checking at f1 and f2? Sure looks like it to me.
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  chancho: No. 51...Qf1+ 52.Kh2 Qf2+ 53.Qg2...
Dec-30-10  hasanelias: it seems draw after 51.Kh1,Qf1+ 52.Kh2 Ne1 53.h4,Qf2+ 54.Kh3,Qf1+ perpetual check
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  Sastre: <hasanelias: and 51...Qf1+ 52.Kh2 Ne1 53. h4! white wins> 53...Qf2+ 54.Kh3 Qf1+ is equal. If 55.Kg4 then 55...Qf5#. If 55.Qg2 then 55...Nxg2 56.Qxg2 Qxg2+ 57.Kxg2 Kh5 =.
Dec-30-10  eatfood: What is the purpose of 22.Re1? Am I missing something here because I can't really see any threats...can anyone tell me? thanks in advance
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