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Mikhail Kobalia vs Vladimir Kramnik
World Cup (2013), Tromso NOR, rd 2, Aug-14
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-14-13  savagerules: White - groveling for a draw at the very start. Maybe he thinks Kramnik will overdo it with White in the next game and he'll have a chance to win with Black. Good luck with that.
Aug-14-13  csmath: I was wondering the same, what was the reason for such a timid play by white?

Kramnik indeed played more aggressive and almost got himself in trouble.

Aug-16-13
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  whiteshark: I wonder if <53...Ke5> is Kramnik's humorous vein or an arbiter's 1st move?

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