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Deep Fritz - Kramnik, Vladimir (2807) [C45]
Brains in Bahrain (3) 2002

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nxc6 Qf6 6. Qd2 dxc6 7. Nc3 Ne7 8. Qf4
A bad idea for Fritz. Interesting is 8. Na4.
8...Be6!
Anti-computer move. Vladimir prefers to play without queens, because it limits Fritz's possibilities.
9. Qxf6 gxf6 10. Na4 Bb4+ 11. c3 Bd6 12. Be3 b6 13. f4 O-O-O 14. Kf2
If 14. Be2 then 14...f5 15. e5 Nd5 with good counterplay.
14...c5 15. c4 Nc6 16. Nc3 f5! 17. e5!?
A novelty. In the game Magem Badals, J - Kovalev, A, Batumi 1999 Black obtained an advantage after 17. exf5 Bxf5 18. Rd1 Rhe8 19. Nd5 Nb4 20. a3 Nc2 21. Bc1 Nd4 22. Be3 c6 23. Nc3 Bg4 24. Rd3 Bf8 25. h3 Bf5 26. Rd1 Nc2 27. Rxd8+ Kxd8 28. Bd2 h5 29. Be2 h4 30. Bf3 Kc7.
17...Bf8 18. b3?
White weakens his queenside. Maybe it is the decisive mistake. Better is 18. Nd5 or 18. Be2.









   
18...Nb4!
A strong continuation. Now White must continue weakening the queenside.
19. a3?!
More precise is 19. Rc1 Bg7 20. a3 (20. Be2 f6!) 20...Nd3+ 21. Bxd3 Rxd3 22. Rhd1 with better chances to Black.
19...Nc2 20. Rc1 Nxe3 21. Kxe3 Bg7
Black had an edge.
22. Nd5 c6 23. Nf6 Bxf6 24. exf6 Rhe8 25. Kf3 Rd2 26. h3
Or 26. Rc3 Rd1.
26...Bd7 27. g3
If 27. g4 then 27...Rb2 28. Rc3 Re1 29. g5 Reb1 winning.
27...Re6 28. Rb1 Rxf6








   
29. Be2
Black grabbed a pawn.
29...Re6 30. Rhe1 Kc7 31. Bf1 b5 32. Rec1 Kb6 33. b4 cxb4 34. axb4 Re4 35. Rd1 Rxd1 36. Rxd1 Be6 37. Bd3 Rd4 38. Be2
Also hopeless is 38. Ke3 c5 39. bxc5+ Kxc5 40. cxb5 Bc4.
38...Rxd1 39. c5+ Kb7 40. Bxd1








   
40...a5!
Vladimir Kramnik played with the great technique.
41. bxa5 Ka6 42. Ke3 Kxa5 43. Kd4 b4 44. g4 fxg4 45. hxg4 b3 46. Kc3 Ka4 47. Kb2 f6 48. Bf3 Kb5 49. g5 f5 50. Kc3 Kxc5 51. Be2
White resigned. 0-1










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Deep Fritz - Kramnik, Vladimir (2807) [C45]
Bahrain Brains m/Manama (3) 2002

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nxc6 Qf6 6. Qd2 dxc6 7. Nc3 Ne7 8. Qf4 Be6 9. Qxf6 gxf6 10. Na4 Bb4+ 11. c3 Bd6 12. Be3 b6 13. f4 O-O-O 14. Kf2 c5 15. c4 Nc6 16. Nc3 f5 17. e5 Bf8 18. b3 Nb4 19. a3 Nc2 20. Rc1 Nxe3 21. Kxe3 Bg7 22. Nd5 c6 23. Nf6 Bxf6 24. exf6 Rhe8 25. Kf3 Rd2 26. h3 Bd7 27. g3 Re6 28. Rb1 Rxf6 29. Be2 Re6 30. Rhe1 Kc7 31. Bf1 b5 32. Rec1 Kb6 33. b4 cxb4 34. axb4 Re4 35. Rd1 Rxd1 36. Rxd1 Be6 37. Bd3 Rd4 38. Be2 Rxd1 39. c5+ Kb7 40. Bxd1 a5 41. bxa5 Ka6 42. Ke3 Kxa5 43. Kd4 b4 44. g4 fxg4 45. hxg4 b3 46. Kc3 Ka4 47. Kb2 f6 48. Bf3 Kb5 49. g5 f5 50. Kc3 Kxc5 51. Be2 0-1


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