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A4 Vladimir Kramnik has extensively played this variation recently. White prevents b7b5 at the cost of weakening the b4-square. exd4 0-0, as was the case in one of the games between the two "K’s" at the London match. dxc5! dxc5) which is favorable for White. Bb2 e5 The capture of space is accompanied by the weakening of Black’s hinterland. b6!?. N A novelty. Vladimir with good reason sees no point in taking preventive measures in this position. Nxf6+! Qxf6+Zhukova,N-Skripchenko Lautier,A/Belgrade 2000/1-0 (37).
Black loses the c4-pawn, and the fight is over. c4 There is a popular puzzle that consists in moving the knight all over the chessboard without visiting any square twice. Morozevich’s heroic knight went along the following route: f3-h2-g4-f6-d7-b8c6-e5-d7-c5-e6-c5-a6-c5-b7-a5-c4-e5. This is 18 moves. 1-0 Round 8: GM Analysis (Sergei Shipov) Round 8, May 29 Shirov - Kramnik 1/2 Sadvakasov - Gelfand 1/2 Kasparov - Morozevich 1/2 Shirov,A – Kramnik,V [C67] The second encounter of these opponents repeated the scenario of their first game in the tournament.
However, it did not promise much. Black has good chances to hold the game in this case. Rxg2? Nxg2? Nf3. Nf3 Rxg2!? Rxf4 Rxc2 results in an extra piece for White, but at the same time Black manages to capture too many pawns. Re1+ Towards the time-trouble, Garry refuses to trade off the rooks in order to make the game more complicated. h4 White’s position is better, but it is unclear how much better. Kasparov: A correct move. White has no advantage in the knight ending. Nxh6 Rd2?! A slip. Kg7! Ke1, and White, having banished the opponent’s active rook, retains his chances for victory thanks to his pawn superiority on the kingside.