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Vladimir Kramnik vs Gawain Jones
London Chess Classic (2012), London ENG, rd 8, Dec-09
Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Morning: 45.Kf5 might suffice, thanks to an amusing threat; 46.Ke6,Kg8??; 47.Kd7 is a rare discovered check featuring the King.
Dec-09-12  Ulhumbrus: < An Englishman: Good Morning: 45.Kf5 might suffice, thanks to an amusing threat; 46.Ke6,Kg8??; 47.Kd7 is a rare discovered check featuring the King. > Very nice. Too bad you did not come earlier.
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  Ron: I'm playing e5 against Chess Parter..seems strong for White..two passed pawns
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  perfidious: White plays with an extra king and his LSB has no opponent. This should be fairly short and painful for Jones.
Dec-09-12  Atking: Or simply Kd7-Kc8
Dec-09-12  Marmot PFL: 49. Bc5-d6 might be quicker
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  Ron: So I think Kramnik is saying in effect : "If you take my h pawn, you are wasting time, my passed pawn will queen."
Dec-09-12  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 48 e5 Kramnik advances his king further into Black's half of the board.
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  Ron: Good job Kramnik!
Dec-09-12  bubuli55: Nice game. Thx :)
Dec-09-12  arunjangity3: Wish I'd had chessbucks, would have made about 80 or so...
Dec-09-12  Atking: Nice and thanks to Time to go to bed. nearly 4 o'clock in Japan.
Dec-09-12  kellmano: Analysis live here now:

If you want to see soem God-like commentary check out Vlad.

Premium Chessgames Member We'll switch over to the endgame from Anand-Nakamura in just a minute.
Dec-09-12  haydn20: < We'll switch over to the endgame from Anand-Nakamura in just a minute.> Bless you!
Dec-09-12  Kikoman: Congratulations GM Kramnik! ;D
Dec-09-12  scormus: Er ..... now what did I post earlier about DoS ....... ????
Dec-09-12  lost in space: Kramnik found a very nice way to win this game - more complicated than necessary and expected during the game
Dec-09-12  The Last Straw: <An Englishman>

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1...♔h8?? 2.♔f7#

Dec-09-12  goldenbear: The position is very tricky for Black (so this is probably a stupid comment I'm about to make), but my amateur eye thinks 14.Bf6 is practically forced.
Dec-09-12  goldenbear: And another thing... I thought 3.f6 was supposed to be okay for Black. But I'm really out of my element here, I don't think I allow this move order if I'm not mistaken (or else I just haven't seen it in a while).
Dec-09-12  Everett: What always strikes me about exchange sacrifices is the play of rook(s). Kramnik's B on d5 simply stuffs the center files, which makes me want to ask if ..f5 was ever considered favorable for Jones.

Likely not since White could just push and add a past pawn to his other pluses.

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  HeMateMe: Fine technique. Kramnik has done this before, sacking the exchange to get a passed pawn on the queenside. He seems very comfortable in these type of positions.
Dec-09-12  Jim Bartle: Kramnik post game interviews are pretty funny. His opponent never says much more than a few words. He doesn't do it in a mean way, he just has lots of ideas.

I wonder what a postmortem with a motormouth like Ljubojevic would have been like.

Oct-02-13  king 618: Kramnik's pair of bishop really well-coordinated and this advantage is sufficient enough for white to win ...
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