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Vladimir Kramnik vs Ruslan Ponomariov
Dortmund Sparkassen (2012), Dortmund GER, rd 5, Jul-17
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Furman Variation (D27)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Check It Out: I was expecting 28.Qc5 or 28.Re1.
Jul-17-12  BadKnight: This one is drawish, right?
Jul-17-12  boz: On another note, did Caruana miss 23...Nd4. It looks like he (White) is in trouble.
Jul-17-12  I Love You: G. Meier Vs Leko 1/2-1/2
Jul-17-12  haydn20: 28...Qd4+ with a favorable R endgame was a threat.
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  OBIT: <Yankeesman><BadKnight>I think everyone thinks it will still be a draw, but the pawn formation is weird enough to keep playing.
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  OBIT: <Boz>Just looked at Caruana's game. I don't think he's in trouble, more like he intentionally sacked the exchange. It's interesting, anyway.
Jul-17-12  cormier: Qx and Qe7
Jul-17-12  Marmot PFL: Caruana will probably win the black knight on h5.
Jul-17-12  cormier: ...Qf2
Jul-17-12  LoveThatJoker: Drawn now for sure.


Jul-17-12  Marmot PFL: Although even if he does the position looks drawish.
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  Check It Out: Cormier, move numbers would be helpful
Jul-17-12  Ulhumbrus: By now Black seems to have the better of it after 34..Rc4
Jul-17-12  boz: <<OBIT: <Boz>Just looked at Caruana's game. I don't think he's in trouble, more like he intentionally sacked the exchange. It's interesting, anyway.>

Yes, I didn't appreciate the compensation.

Jul-17-12  kangaroo13: i told everyone it was a draw but they didnt believe me
Jul-17-12  master of defence: Draw now.
Jul-17-12  jhelix70: caruana-gustafsson game very now has R and P for 2 pieces but whites kingside is shattered
Jul-17-12  cormier: by by ...
Jul-17-12  BadKnight: I *knew* it was a draw.
Jul-17-12  wind mind: Hey LTJ, what the hell was that youtube video for? At least you could show us some music...
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  Eggman: <<ketchuplover: Draw in 37.>>

Awesome predicting, KL!

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  ketchuplover: One in an extremely large number :)
Jul-17-12  Hesam7: <Eyal: Perhaps Kramnik is thinking of playing the bishop to a5.>

I was not around during the live broadcast but why not d6 instead of a5? Here is what I came up with:

17. Bg5 O-O 18. Be7 Rfe8 19. Bd6 Rad8 20. b4 Rxd6 21. exd6 Qxd6 22. Ra3:

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22. ... Rb8 23. Kh1! h6 24. Qe4 e5 25. f4 f6 26. Rg3

22. ... Rc8 23. Rda1 Rc6 24. Rd3 e5 25. Rad1 g6 26. Kh1

22. ... Qxb4 23. Rxa6 Qxb2 (23. ... Bxb2?? 24. Rb1 ) 24. Qxb2 Bxb2 25. Rb6

Black can also try 19. ... f6!? 20. b4 fxe5 21. Bxe5 Bxe5 22. Qxe5:

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Which is very much like the game but White has kept both pairs of rooks on the board ...

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  HeMateMe: I guess its a good variation for black; white got nothing out of the opening.
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