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Evgeny Tomashevsky vs Vladimir Kramnik
Tal Memorial (Blitz) (2012) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 2, Jun-07
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Fianchetto Lines (A29)  ·  1-0



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Jun-08-12  knightedmagi: Clearly black is lost
Jun-08-12  pericles of athens: this can't be the full game, can it?
Black is not lost.

In fact, after a few minutes of thinking, Fritz gives several suggestions for white's 6th move - all of which score in the negative:

Bg2 -0.05
d3 -0.21
Qb3 -0.28
Qa4 -0.28
Nxd5 -0.45

Jun-08-12  pericles of athens: Am I - and Fritz - totally crazy? Have we missed something? I've never seen anything like this.
Jun-10-12  Stanley Yee: Cellphone went off?
Jun-11-12  mrkangaroo: Yeah black's totally lost. Well known trap.
Jun-11-12  DanielBryant: I assume mrkangaroo is joking?
Jun-15-12  Snehalshekatkar: would anybody explain if there is really any trap here which even Kramnik didn't know about?
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  Honza Cervenka: It is just an incomplete gamescore. There were some problems with electronic transmission on some boards during the blitz tournament.
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  KWRegan: I have declared this game incomplete in my version of the PGN file.
Jun-19-12  tasteportero: From Youtube:
6. Bg2 Nb6 7. 0-0 Be7 8. d3 0-0 9. Be3 Be6 10. Rc1 Nd5 11. Nxd5 Bxd5 12. Qa4 Re8 13. a3 a6 14. Re1 Bf8 15. Ng5 h6 16. Bxd5 Qxd5 17. Qe4 Qxe4 18. Nxe4 Rc8 19. Bc5 f5 20. Nd2 Bxc5 21. Rxc5 Nd4 22. e3 b6 23. Rc4 Ne6 24. Nf3 Nc5 25. d4 Nd3 26. Re2 e4 27. Ne1 c5 28. Nxd3 exd3 29. Rd2 cxd4 30. Rxd4 Rc2 31. R4xd3 R8c8 32. Kg2 Kh7 33. b4 Rxd2 34. Rxd2 Rc3 35. Rd6 Rxa3 36. Rxb6 Ra2 37. h4 g5 38. h5 Rb2 39. Rf6 f4 40. gxf4 Rxb4 41. fxg5 hxg5 42. Rxa6 Rh4 43. h5 Rb4 44. Kg3 Rc4 45. f3 Rc1 46. Kg4 Rc5 47. e4 Rb5 48. Kh5 resigns
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  KWRegan: Thank you very much, user tasteportero, for the score completion.
Sep-21-12  grasser: If I am going to do battle in Blitz against Kramnik, I taking my jacket off and getting down to business.

Why constrict yourself Evgeny?

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