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Georg Meier vs Vladimir Kramnik
Dortmund Sparkassen (2011), Dortmund GER, rd 2, Jul-22
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  0-1



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Premium Chessgames Member We're going to close out the day showing the rest of the Meier-Kramnik game from Dortmund.

(We know that some of the headers & sidebars still have Biel information from this morning; we are trying to clean that up at this time, but didn't want to delay the game broadcast over minutia. Thanks for your patience.)

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  tpstar: <> Thanks for the second broadcast. =)

An interesting middlegame.

Jul-22-11  DrMAL: Thanx CG, yes this looks like a very interesting game!
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  norami: Somebody I never heard of with 12 minutes for 18 moves against Kramnik? He'll never make it.
Jul-22-11  Shams: It's possible white's knight regrets munching on a7.
Jul-22-11  DrMAL: Meier is a top German GM, his rating is about 2650.

Can't focus on this game, still thinking about the Carlsen game...

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  Domdaniel: <norami> - < Somebody I never heard of with 12 minutes for 18 moves against Kramnik? He'll never make it.>

The nerve of these Germans, letting one of their own 2660-rated GMs play against a former world champion.

Jul-22-11  Ulhumbrus: The move 24 dxc5 suggests that 23...c4 is more exact than 23...Nb4
Jul-22-11  Marmot PFL: One reason for Dortmund to get German players a chance to play world's best.
Jul-22-11  Marmot PFL: maybe Kramnik missed something as I'm not sure what black has for the pawn after Rxc5. Na7 can be saved easily.
Jul-22-11  Ulhumbrus: On 24...Ne4 White's Rook is trapped and Black may end up with the advantage
Jul-22-11  Marmot PFL: White should get 2 pawns for the exchange, and they are connected passed pawns.
Jul-22-11  DrMAL: <Domdaniel> LOL yeah it makes you not wanna drink their beer...OK, not!
Jul-22-11  Ulhumbrus: The pawn sacrifice 27...d4 looks interesting eg 27 Nxd4 Qe4. Kramnik may have thought of the pawn sacrifice ...d4 to get his QB into play when offering the pawn by 21..Rad8.
Jul-22-11  Marmot PFL: What's got into kramnik? this german must think he is playing tal.
Jul-22-11  Ulhumbrus: Perhaps the idea is 28 bxc4 d4
Jul-22-11  galumph: He's going to lose on time.
Jul-22-11  Marmot PFL: 28 bc4 d4 29 Nxd4 Qxc5 30 Nf5, seems it should be good for white but very complicated
Jul-22-11  Marmot PFL: big time scramble, 29 Bxg5? looks like a blunder. But Kramnik risks are paying off so far
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  Domdaniel: Vlad notches up another scalp in style. It's been a while since he enjoyed such a roll ...
Jul-22-11  polarmis: The tactics after d4 and d3 are simply insane! You've got to feel for Meier - how could anyone play that correctly with so little time on the clock!??
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  keypusher: Blood will tell.
Jul-22-11  Ulhumbrus: On 28 bxc4 d4 29 Nxd4 Qxc5 30 Nf5 Rxd1+ 31 Qxd1 Rxe3 32 Nxe3 Qxa7 Black is a piece ahead. Providing that White has not blundered in time trouble or something Kramnik may have scored a win worthy of a brilliancy prize.
Jul-22-11  galumph: Presumably Meier lost on time. Stockfish shows a rep for white: 33. Qxf2 Rxe1+ 34. Rxe1 Bd4 35. Re8+ Kh7 36. Rh8+ Kg6 37. Rg8+ Kh7
Jul-22-11  galumph: Woops. Forget it. I had the position set up wrong with no pawn on d3.
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