Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Game: IM Dmitry S. London,2373 - Roger E. Pedersen,1950 [B19]

A recent game submitted to the WOCC by our Roger E. Pedersen. To load into Fritz or ChessBase, copy below or cntl C, then paste or cntl v. Editor. A nice win and congratulations to Roger!

IM Dmitry S. London,2373 - Roger E. Pedersen,1950 [B19]
Dr David Ostfeld Memorial Early Winter, 11.12.2011
[Fritz 13 (120s)]
B19: Classical Caro-Kann: 4...Bf5 main line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Nf3 e6 7.h4 h6 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Nf6 11.Bf4 Qa5+ 12.Bd2 Bb4 13.c3 Bd6 14.c4 Bb4 last book move. White has a very active position 15.0–0 Bxd2 16.Nxd2 0–0 17.c5 White has a new backward pawn: d4 17...Rd8 18.Qc2 White has an active position 18...Qc7 [18...Rxd4?? the pawn of course cannot be captured 19.Nb3 Qb4 20.Nxd4+–] 19.Qc3 Qd7 [19...Rd5 20.Nc4µ] 20.Rad1 Na6 Manoeuvre Nb8–a6–c7–d5 21.Nc4 Nc7 22.a4 Ncd5 Black threatens to win material: Nd5xc3. A valuable piece 23.Qf3 Qc7 24.Nd6 The white knight is well posted. 24...Ne8 25.Nge4 Ndf6 26.b4 [26.Nxf6+!? Nxf6 27.Rd3=] 26...Nxe4³ 27.Nxe4 a6 Black's piece can't move: e8 28.Rfe1 [28.Rd3 Rd5³] 28...Rd5µ 29.Nc3 Rf5 30.Qh3 Qf4 31.Ne4 Nf6 32.f3 Nxe4 33.fxe4 [33.Rxe4!? Qc7 34.Rb1µ] 33...Rg5 34.Rd3 Qg4 [¹34...Rd8–+ and Black could have gained the advantage] 35.Qxg4³ Rxg4 A double rook endgame occured 36.Kf2 Rd8 37.Kf3 White threatens to win material: Kf3xg4 37...Rh4 38.g4 Rh3+ 39.Ke2 Rxd3 [¹39...Rh2+!? 40.Kf3 Rb2µ] 40.Kxd3= e5 41.d5 cxd5 42.b5 This push gains space 42...dxe4+ White is in double check 43.Kxe4 f6 44.c6 bxc6 45.bxc6?? [¹45.b6³ would save the game] 45...Rd4+–+ 46.Ke3 Rc4 [46...Rc4 47.Rb1 Rxc6 48.Rb8+ Kh7–+] 0–1

Remarkable analysis by Kramnik. Notice how far and how fast he takes the line. He is the best of the best, as far as depth goes. Very, very funny remark at 3:00 mark by Trent: 'Is that all you could see??' Outrageous!

'...absolutely stunning video of Kramnik explaining his game with McShane as Wht, where he elaborates about a twenty move line off the top of his head, and all the variations. He does it quickly. Even Kasparov once said Kramnik probably had the deepest sense of chess, and from all reports, this is true. He won London yesterday:

[Comment off of chessVibes article, on Vlad's recent win at London yesterday: click red at L]]

"According to Peter Svidler himself, Vladimir Kramnik is the most talented and intuitive player that he has even known. Is it any surprise that this legend is performing so consistently and so well, including winning this tournament?"'.

No comments: