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Kasparov, Garry (2830) - Kramnik, Vladimir (2751) [E05]
BGN World Chess Championship, London (15) 2.11.2000

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4
Too late!
1...Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7
The Catalan System. An opening for the positional player.
5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Bd2
In the game Kramnik,V.-Svidler,P., Linares 1998 White played 10.Bf4 Nd5?! 11.Nc3 Nxf4 12.gxf4 Nd7 13.Rfd1 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Rb8 15.e3 Nf6 16.Rac1 with advantage (1-0, 29). Better is 10...Nc6 11.Rd1 Nb4 12.Qc1 Rc8 13.Nc3 Nbd5 draw, Korchnoi,V.-Kramnik,V., Dos Hermanas 1999.
10...Be4 11. Qc1 Bb7
This interesting manoeuvre for the first time was applied by Anatoly Karpov in the 8th game of a match with Garry Kasparov in 1984. The game Kasparov-Karpov, Moscow 1984 was quickly finished in a draw.








   
12. Bf4
In the game Kasparov-Karpov, Moscow World Championship match 1984/85 was 12.Be3 Nd5 13.Nc3 Nd7 14.Rd1 Rc8 15.Nxd5 Bxd5 16.Ne1 c6 17.Nd3 Qb6 18.Qc3 b4 19.Qd2 a5 20.Rdc1 draw.
12...Bd6 13. Nbd2 Nbd7 14. Nb3 Bd5 15. Rd1 Qe7
Deserving attention is 15...Qb8!? 16.Be5 Qb6 17.Qf4 Ne4 18.Bxd6 cxd6 19.Ne1 Nef6 20.e4 e5 21.Qe3 Bb7 22.Rd3 Rac8 23.d5 Nc5 with more or less equal play in Bareev,E.-Lalic,B., Sochi 1987.
16. Ne5 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 Nd5 18. Nc6
White stands slightly better.
18...Nxf4+ 19. Qxf4 Qe8 20. Qf3 e5! 21. dxe5 Nxe5 22. Nxe5 Qxe5 23. Rd2 Rae8 24. e3 Re6! 25. Rad1 Rf6 26. Qd5 Qe8 27. Rc1 g6?!
Interesting was 27...Qc8 threatening ...Rh6 with an attack.
28. Rdc2 h5 29. Nd2?!
A critical moment. Stronger was 29.Nc5! with advantage for the first player.
29...Rf5 30. Qe4
Otherwise Black could create attack with ...h4 on the kingside.
30...c5! 31. Qxe8 Rxe8 32. e4 Rfe5 33. f4 R5e6 34. e5 Be7 35. b3 f6 36. Nf3 fxe5 37. Nxe5 Rd8 38. h4 Rd5
Draw. Vladimir Kramnik is the Braingames World Chess Champion! 1/2-1/2










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Kasparov, Garry (2849) - Kramnik, Vladimir (2770) [E05]
World Championship/London (15) 2000

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Bd2 Be4 11. Qc1 Bb7 12. Bf4 Bd6 13. Nbd2 Nbd7 14. Nb3 Bd5 15. Rd1 Qe7 16. Ne5 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 Nd5 18. Nc6 Nxf4+ 19. Qxf4 Qe8 20. Qf3 e5 21. dxe5 Nxe5 22. Nxe5 Qxe5 23. Rd2 Rae8 24. e3 Re6 25. Rad1 Rf6 26. Qd5 Qe8 27. Rc1 g6 28. Rdc2 h5 29. Nd2 Rf5 30. Qe4 c5 31. Qxe8 Rxe8 32. e4 Rfe5 33. f4 R5e6 34. e5 Be7 35. b3 f6 36. Nf3 fxe5 37. Nxe5 Rd8 38. h4 Rd5 1/2-1/2


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