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Vladimir Kramnik vs Levon Aronian
Kramnik - Aronian (2012), Zuerich SUI, rd 5, Apr-27
Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-27-12  MindCtrol9: Just a <draw>
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  boz: It may well be a draw but a much higher degree of accuracy is required now as several have mentioned. That's why Kramnik is thinking so hard now.
Apr-27-12  drnooo: in short an interesting AND very boring position: neither side can win this without a bolt of lightning shocking the opponent into a blunder
Apr-27-12  MindCtrol9: Yes,you are aright.They could do that and evaluate long time the position.They were great players.I am a cuban,I like Capablanca positional and simplicity,but Lasker is practically my favorite player wher he was comfortable playing the apurture,middlegame,and endgame.
Apr-27-12  Yogiraj: Bc3 is a good move.
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  The Diamond: <Domdaniel> But certainly not the domdanent reason.
Apr-27-12  MindCtrol9: I do believe this is a draw,nothing else.
Apr-27-12  john2629: draw......
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  LoveThatJoker: GG! LTJ
Apr-27-12  queenfortwopawns: <MindCtrol9> You are a Cuban who likes Lasker and has a Kaspy avatar? Quit screwing with us man!
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  Domdaniel: <The Diamond> - <But certainly not the domdanent reason.> Of course not. I must agree, as you've been so kind as to portmanteau me into a neologism.

I gather Capa rarely put much effort into analyzing adjournments ... it came naturally.

Apr-27-12  MarkFinan: I think I'm gonna have to visit that chessbookie loan shark soon, i just hate betting on draws..
Apr-27-12  haydn20: <drnooo> You're right--it's remarkable how the situation can be both tense and dull. Sort of like the "phony war" in France.
Apr-27-12  MindCtrol9: The <best> decision.I have enjoyed this game today.I still believe that <27. ...Rac8> was the move by Aronian,and Kramnik played a little conservative in the mikddle game.I might be wrong of course.
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  The Diamond: <Domdaniel> < you've been so kind as to portmanteau me into a neologism. I gather Capa rarely put much effort into analyzing adjournments ... it came naturally.>

I've heard that a) Capa would often play dominoes rather than analyze adjourned positions, and b) 'portmanteau' is an intransitive verb.

Apr-27-12  pocketwatch: It would have been a good rule for fans like me to have a blitz game for draws not requiring a rapid game.
Apr-27-12  queenfortwopawns: That was said in jest, <MindCtrol9>. I didn't follow the internet protocol of putting a smiley at the end :) Sorry about that!
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  Ulhumbrus: In an individual game Capablanca would play bridge all night and then analyze the position for fifteen minutes before gaining a draw. However not even Capablanca could afford to underestimate Alekhine in a match
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  Domdaniel: <TheDiamond> Verbs change. As the mob guys said to your cousin Legs Diamond in the eponymous movie, "The world's changing, Mr Diamond".

Oops, right, internet protocol, smiley.


Apr-27-12  MindCtrol9: <queenforpawns> Thank you.My avatar does not mean anything,only respect to one of the best players of all times like any othe avatar players choose.
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  whiteshark: Houdini gives 0.0 with <44. Rxg6 Nxf3 45. Nxf3 Rxf3 46. Nxe6 fxg4 47. hxg4 Rd3+ 48. Ke2 Rd2+ 49. Kf3 Rd3+ 50. Ke2 Rd2+> in the final position
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  Domdaniel: Speakina change, whatever happened to the folks who used to label Vlad as 'Drawnik'? Did they grow up? Find more decisive hobbies, like arm-wrestling with Barbie dolls?
Apr-27-12  queenfortwopawns: <DomDaniel> I heard they were watching Jersey Shore with the Drawnand group.
Apr-27-12  MindCtrol9: <Domdaniel>What happens is they don't understand this game,yet or have nothing in their minds.
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