Dortmund: Vladimir Kramnik Ended the Tournament with a Checkmate

Время публикации: 22.07.2012 19:38 | Последнее обновление: 23.07.2012 14:17

The last game of the deciding, ninth round ended a few minutes ago in Dortmund. We'll give a detailed summary soon, but for now we would like to bring to your attention a rare occurrence in grandmasters' practice: one of the games ended with a checkmate. Vladimir Kramnik ended the tournament on this note, not leaving any chances to Georg Meier.

[Event "40. Sparkassen Chess-Meeting"] [Site "Dortmund"] [Date "2012.07.22"] [Round "9"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Meier, Georg"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D41"] [WhiteElo "2799"] [BlackElo "2644"] [Annotator "Robot 3"] [PlyCount "65"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventCountry "GER"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 c5 3. Nf3 e6 4. e3 Nc6 5. d4 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Bc4 cxd4 8. exd4 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 Bf6 11. Bb3 Nde7 12. Bf4 Bxd4 13. Nxd4 Nxd4 14. Bc4 Nec6 15. Rc1 Qf6 16. Bc7 e5 17. Nd5 Qg5 18. f4 exf4 19. Bxf4 Qh4 20. Bg3 Qd8 21. Nc7 Rb8 22. Nb5 Ra8 23. Bd6 Re8 24. Bxf7+ Kxf7 25. Qh5+ g6 26. Qxh7+ Kf6 27. Nxd4 Nxd4 28. Qh4+ Kf7 29. Rc7+ Bd7 30. Qh7+ Kf6 31. Rf1+ Ke6 32. Qxg6+ Kd5 33. Rc5# 1-0 

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