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Время публикации: 14.07.2012 21:32 | Последнее обновление: 14.07.2012 22:18

Dortmund: Vladimir Kramnik gained first point in a stylish manner 

Vladimir Kramnik was again first one to end his game in the competition which is held in Dortmund. Being black against Jan Gustafsson he played an unusual for him opening - King's Indian defence. The last time, at that time future, not former world champion, played it was in 1996 at the Super-tournament held in Las Palmas. 

GUSTAFSSON - KRAMNIK
Dortmund, Round 2

King's Indian defence
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 c6 8.0-0 exd4 9.Nxd4 Re8 10.f3 d5 11.cxd5 Nxd5 12.Nxd5 cxd5



The position has been played quite frequently. The main line is
 13.Qb3, and after 13...Nc6 14.Rad1 Nxd4 15.Bxd4 Bxd4+ 16.Rxd4 Qf6 the position is approximately equal. Black has a compensation for the sacrificed pawn.

Gustafsson chose 13.Rc1, and it seems like Kramnik responded with a novelty: 13...a5!? 14.Qb3 a4 15.Qxd5 Qxd5 16.exd5 a3 17.b3 Nc6 18.Nc2



18... Rxe3! 19.Nxe3 Nb4 20.Rc4?! Nxa2 21.Ra4?
The German GM got confused and soon fell into a hopeless situation.
21...Rxa4 22.bxa4 Bd4 23.Kf2 Nb4 24.Rc1

24...a2 25.Rxc8+ Kg7 26.Rc1 Nxd5 27.Rd1 Nxe3 0-1

[Event "40. Sparkassen Chess-Meeting"] [Site "Dortmund"] [Date "2012.07.14"] [Round "2"] [White "Gustafsson, Jan"] [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E94"] [WhiteElo "2629"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "Robot 3"] [PlyCount "54"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventCountry "GER"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. Be3 c6 8. O-O exd4 9. Nxd4 Re8 10. f3 d5 11. cxd5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 cxd5 13. Rc1 a5 14. Qb3 a4 15. Qxd5 Qxd5 16. exd5 a3 17. b3 Nc6 18. Nc2 Rxe3 19. Nxe3 Nb4 20. Rc4 Nxa2 21. Ra4 Rxa4 22. bxa4 Bd4 23. Kf2 Nb4 24. Rc1 a2 25. Rxc8+ Kg7 26. Rc1 Nxd5 27. Rd1 Nxe3 0-1 

Sergey Karjakin and Ruslan Ponomariov also won their games. Ivanchuk beat Georgian GM Jobava, while Muzychuk took an upper hand on Sasikiran of India. Naiditsch - Meier finished peacefully.


  


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