Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Kramnik-Naiditsch

This game was definitely a sign of big comeback. Kramnik has best performance in the Russian team at the moment with 4.5/6.


Vladimir Kramnik 2729 - Arkadij Naiditsch 2664
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. g3 d5 4. d4 cxd4 5. Bg2 e6 6. O-O dxc4 7. Nxd4 Nd5 8. Qa4+ Nd7 9. Qxc4 N7b6 10. Qb3 Bd7 11. Nc3 Bc5 12. Nxd5 Nxd5?
(12... exd5 13. Be3 O-O 14. Rac1 +/=)

13. Nf5!
(13. Bxd5! Bxd4 14. Bxb7 Rb8 15. Rd1 e5 16. Rxd4 exd4 17. Bf4 +/-)

13... O-O 14. Nxg7!



Kramnik-Naiditsch

14... Nf6
(14... Kxg7 15. Bxd5 exd5 16. Qc3+ Qf6 17. Qxc5 +/-)


15. Bh6 Qe7 16. Qf3
(16. Qxb7 Ng4 17. Nh5 Nxh6 18. Qxd7! +-)

16... Bc6 17. Qf4 Kh8
(17... Bxg2 18. Nf5+-)

18. Bxc6 +- bxc6 19. Rac1 Bd6 20. Qh4 Ng8 21. Qxe7 Bxe7 22. Nxe6 Nxh6 23. Nxf8 Bxf8 24. Rxc6 Rd8 25. Rfc1 Kg7 26. R1c2 Nf5 27. e3 a5 28. Ra6 Rd5 29. e4 Rd1+ 30. Kg2 Nd4 31. Rc7 Nb5 32. Rb7 Nd6 33. Rd7 1-0

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