GM_Kramnik (2772) - *GM_Anand (2783)
WCC, Game 5, 20.10.2008
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 a6 9.e4 c5 10.e5 cxd4 11.Nxb5 axb5 12.exf6 gxf6 13.0–0 Qb6 14.Qe2 Bb7 15.Bxb5
both player follow game 3 game untill white previous move. In game 3, Anand choose 15...Bd6 and eventually won the game. 15...Rg8 16.Bf4 Bd6 17.Bg3 f5 18.Rfc1 f4 19.Bh4 Be7 20.a4 Bxh4 21.Nxh4 Ke7 22.Ra3 Rac8
It's look like this move simply blunder a pawn after 27.Nxd4 Qxd4 28.Rd1 Qe5 29.Rxd7 27 Re1? Kramnik think about 5 minutes over this move and reject 27.Nxd4...why? 27...Rc5 28.b4 Rc3 !? Anand set a clever trap which...
Lets evaluate the position. The material is even. Both have the same numbers of pawns, bishop, knight, rook , queens and of course the kings :). However, the main difference is the structure. Black king is stuck in the centre ..he can't castle anymore but it doesn't mean that his "counterpart" is having a safe heaven behind the pawn wall ( h2,g2,f2). This is because black has a few pieces and pawn which aim at the white king. ( Rg8, Bb7 and pawn f4 which thretening f4-f3). One more points is white has a pawn majority in the queenside. ( 2 connected passed pawns on queenside - the a and b pawn, where as black pawn majority in the centre is difficult to mobilize because it will only exposed his king further. One more thing, black has a double pawn on f file! I think this is a dynamic equal position . 23.Rxc8 Rxc8 24.Ra1 Qc5 25.Qg4 Qe5 26.Nf3 Qf6?
Kramnik unfortunately fell into it after 29.Nxd4 ? Qxd4 30.Rd1 Nf6 31.Rxd4 Nf6
32.Rd7+ Kf6 33.Rxb733...Rc1+ 34.Bf1 Ne3 35.fxe3 fxe3 0-1 Kramnik Resign. Black is threatening the desicive 36...e2! . A second lost with white by Kramnik ! Surely a heavy blow for Kramnik and...his fans ( Hafishelmi...any comment? lol)