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Vladimir Kramnik vs Sergey Karjakin
Russian Team Championship (2016), Sochi RUS, rd 7, May-07
Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A04)  ·  1/2-1/2



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I tuned out here confident that Kramnik would find 55 f6 b1Q (55...Nd2 56 Kg6 b1Q 57 Rxb1 Nxd1 58 Bh6 and White is mating) 56 Rxb1 and Black has no chance

Instead Kramnik allowed the knight check, and the win became difficult.

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  whiteshark: <Kramnik puts Karjakin to Carlsen test> picturesque analysis of this game:
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  Keyser Soze: Whatta great game, and good saving by Sergey.

"<An entire team of trainers has been working with Sergey Karjakin for quite some time; exactly how many new GMs have joined his team since he became the official world championship challenger will probably remain a mystery >"

Carlsen will be really tested this time.

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  An Englishman: Good Morning: According to Leonard Barden in the UK Guardian, White's last chance to win was 112.Rg8!,Bf6; 113.Kc2!, when 113...Kxe2?; 114.Re8+,K-any; 115.Rf8 pins and wins the Bishop. Looks like a good Thursday-Friday puzzle.

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