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Kramnik, Vladimir (2801) - Grischuk, Alexander (2761) [E97]
Mikhail Tal Memorial, Moscow (2) 2012

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7








   
9. b4
The Bayonet Attack in the Classical Variation of the King's Indian Defence.
9...Nh5 10. g3 f5 11. Ng5 Nf6 12. Bf3








   
12...c6
Better is 12...fxe4!? 13. Ncxe4 Nf5 14. Bg2 Nxe4 15. Nxe4 Nd4 with counterplay in Jakovenko, D - Demchenko, A, Tyumen 2012.
13. Bg2!
A novelty.
13...h6 14. Ne6!
White sacrifices a pawn, but can pressure on the centre.
14...Bxe6 15. dxe6








   
15...Nxe4?!
15...a6!? is interesting.
16. Nxe4 fxe4 17. b5 Rf6 18. Bxe4 Rxe6 19. Qa4! d5








   
20. Rd1 Kh7
After 20...d4 21. bxc6 bxc6 22. Rb1 White has good compensation for the pawn.
21. cxd5 cxd5 22. Qb3








   
22...Rb6?!
22...Qc8 is more stubborn.
23. a4 a6 24. Ba3 axb5 25. Bxe7 Qxe7 26. Rxd5 b4 27. a5 Qf7








   
28. h4!
Winning.
28...h5 29. Qd1
Black resigned. 1-0










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Kramnik, Vladimir (2801) - Grischuk, Alexander (2761) [E97]
Mikhail Tal Memorial/Moscow (2) 2012

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. b4 Nh5 10. g3 f5 11. Ng5 Nf6 12. Bf3 c6 13. Bg2 h6 14. Ne6 Bxe6 15. dxe6 Nxe4 16. Nxe4 fxe4 17. b5 Rf6 18. Bxe4 Rxe6 19. Qa4 d5 20. Rd1 Kh7 21. cxd5 cxd5 22. Qb3 Rb6 23. a4 a6 24. Ba3 axb5 25. Bxe7 Qxe7 26. Rxd5 b4 27. a5 Qf7 28. h4 h5 29. Qd1 1-0


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