Zurich. Vladimir Kramnik: "I Tried to Catch Vishy in Catalan Opening"

Время публикации: 24.02.2013 20:43 | Последнее обновление: 24.02.2013 20:43

The second round game of Zurich Chess Challenge between Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand finished in a calm draw. The players made 41 moves disabling the spectators to watch the additional rapid game (according to the rules it should be played in case of the draw agreed before 40 moves). "By playing 1.Nf3, 2.g3, 3.Bg2 I was actually planning to go on with d2-d3 with the fight, - Kramnik said at the press conference. - However, I don't remember c7-c5 to take place in any of Anand's games with Catalan opening. And here he made it, so I tried to use this..." 

[Event "Zuerich Chess Challenge"] [Site "Zuerich SUI"] [Date "2013.02.24"] [Round "2.1"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2810"] [BlackElo "2780"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti"] [Variation "King's Indian attack (Barcza system)"] [EventDate "2013.02.23"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c5 4. O-O Nc6 5. d4 e6 6. c4 dxc4 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Bxc5 9. Nbd2 c3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. Nb3 Be7 12. c4 Bd7 13. Bb2 Rfd8 14. Nfd4 Rac8 15. c5 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 Bc6 17. Rab1 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 h6 19. e3 Nd7 20. Na5 Nxc5 21. Nxb7 Nxb7 22. Rxb7 Bf6 23. Rdb1 Bxd4 24. exd4 a5 25. Ra7 Rd5 26. Rbb7 Rf5 27. Rc7 Rd8 28. Rc5 Rxd4 29. Rxf5 exf5 30. Rxa5 f4 31. a4 g5 32. Ra8+ Kg7 33. a5 fxg3 34. hxg3 Ra4 35. a6 h5 36. Kf3 Ra3+ 37. Kg2 h4 38. gxh4 gxh4 39. a7 Kf6 40. Rh8 h3+ 41. Rxh3 Ke5 1/2-1/2

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