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Kramnik (2843) - Van Wely (2677) [D13]
Amber Blindfold, Monaco (8) 2002

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bf4 e6 7. e3 Nh5 8. Be5 f6
Interesting is 8... Be7.
9. Bg3 Qb6
After 9... Nxg3 10. hxg3 Fischer and Kasparov obtained some edge: 10... Qb6 11. a3 Bd7 12. Bd3, Fischer, Roger - Meyer, S, Frankfurt 2000 and 10...f5 11. Bd3 Bd7 12. g4 fxg4 13. Nh4, Kasparov, S - Deseatnicov, I, Minsk 2000.
Or 10...g6 11. Bd3 Bg7? (11... Kf7) 12. Rxh7 Rxh7 13. Bxg6+ Kf8 14. Bxh7 f5 15. Nh4 Qg5 16. Ng6+ Kf7 17. Nf4 Ne7 18. Nb5 Qh6 19. Nd6+ Kf8 20. Qa4 1-0, Black resigned in Ubilava, E - Sarmiento Alfonso, B, Las Palmas 1994.
10. a3 Bd7








   
11. Bd3
White has a small but lasting advantage.
11...Na5 12. b4 Nc4 13. Bxc4 Nxg3 14. hxg3 Qc6?
A mistake. Correct is 14... dxc4.









   
15. Nxd5! Qxc4 16. Nf4
Here White has an extra pawn and the better pawn structure.
16...Bb5?! 17. Nd2 Qc3 18. Qh5+ Ke7








   
19. Qxb5!!
Excellent! White sacrifices two rooks and wins.
19...Qxa1+ 20. Ke2 Qxh1 21. Qxb7+ Ke8 22. Qc6+
Black resigned. 1-0










Move
   

Kramnik, Vladimir (2809) - Van Wely, Loek (2697) [D13]
Amber-blindfold 11th/Monte Carlo (8) 2002

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bf4 e6 7. e3 Nh5 8. Be5 f6 9. Bg3 Qb6 10. a3 Bd7 11. Bd3 Na5 12. b4 Nc4 13. Bxc4 Nxg3 14. hxg3 Qc6 15. Nxd5 Qxc4 16. Nf4 Bb5 17. Nd2 Qc3 18. Qh5+ Ke7 19. Qxb5 Qxa1+ 20. Ke2 Qxh1 21. Qxb7+ Ke8 22. Qc6+ 1-0


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