Thursday, November 22, 2007

Kramnik _Anand 1-0 ! World Blitz 2007

Kramnik won a physcology battle against Vishy Anand over their incoming World Championship Match after effortlessly beating Anand in 21 move in the 11 round of World Blitz Championship held in Moscow last night. Below are the game.

Kramnik,V (2785) - Anand,V (2801) [D13]
World Blitz Moscow RUS (11), 21.11.2007
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 cxd5 Slav Defence: Exchange variation 5.d4 Nc6 6.Bf4 a6 7.Rc1 Bf5 8.e3 Rc8 9.Be2 e6 10.0–0 Be7 11.Qb3 Na5 12.Qa4+ Nc6 13.Bxa6 Ra8 14.Bxb7 Rxa4 15.Bxc6+ Kf8 16.Nxa4 Ne4? [16...Bd3!? 17.Rfe1 Bb4±] 17.Bb7+- Nd6?? the position was bad, and this mistake simply hastens the end [17...g5 18.Be5 Nd6 19.Bxh8 Nxb7+-] 18.Bxd6 Qxd6 19.Rc6 Qd7 20.Rc8+ Bd8 21.Ne5 [21.Ne5 Qxa4 22.Rxd8+ Ke7 23.Rxh8 Qxa2 24.g4+-] 1–0

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