14th World Champion Kramnik Retires From Classical Chess

Vladimir Kramnik vs Darmen Sadvakasov
Astana (2001), Astana KAZ, rd 7, May-28
Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Rubinstein Variation (D27)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6
7. a4 Nc6 8. Qe2 Qc7 9. Rd1 Bd6 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. b3 O-O
12. Bb2 e5 13. Nc3 e4 14. Ng5 Bd6 15. Nd5 Nxd5 16. Rxd5 Bxh2+
17. Kh1 Be5 18. Qh5 Bf5 19. Nxf7 Rxf7 20. Qxf5 g6 21. Bxe5
1-0
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19 Comments

  1. Why are you sorry you'll never see a game by this fraudster again?

  2. Kramnik is such a fraud! Cheated to become the 13th World Champion. Topalov had to have it!

  3. 1stmove
    Rb8+ ka6
    2nd move
    Ra8+ kb7
    3rd move
    Ra7+ kc8
    4th move
    B7+ ktakesc7
    5th move
    B8is q+ktakesb8
    6th move
    Nc7+ kc8
    7th move
    Ntakesb4

  4. Feeling really sad about Kramnik's retirement.

  5. Rook to g8 check
    Then folk king and queen with knight then game is yours.

  6. rg1+ kh3 rh1+ kg2 rh2+ kf1+ g2+ kf2 g1Q+ kg1 nf3 the queen is gone and we are exchange up

  7. 1. Rg1+ Kh3 2. Rh1+ Kg2 3. Rh2+ Kf1 4. g2+! Kxf2 5. g1Q+ Kxg1 6. Nf3+ Kf1 7. Nxg5 …. 0-1

  8. Rg1+ Kh3, Rh1+ Kg2, Rh2+ Kf1, g2+, here if KxBf2 then promote the g pawn to a queen# but if Qxg2 then RxQg2 and it's winning; the other line where king doesnt take f2 neither queen takes, is Ke2, that line seems easy to win.

  9. The solution is 1… Rg1+ 2.Kh3 Rh1+ 3.Kg2 Rh2+ 4.Kf1 (4.Kxh2?? Nf3+ wins the queen) Nf3! (the obvious g2 is winning but this is definitely better) 5.Qg4 Nxh4 6.Qf4 Rh1+ 7.Ke2 g2 8.Qxf2 g1=Q and black is a clear rook up. An alternative to 6.Qf4 is 6.Nd4 Rh1+ 7.Ke2 Re1 8.Kd2 g2 9.Ne2 Rxe2 10.Qxe2 g1=Q and black is two minor pieces up.

  10. Big vlad is a great ambassador of world chess

  11. Amazing queen Sacrifice!
    Amazing double checks!
    Good Job, Mr Suren! 😉

  12. Sh!t Suren, when you started to read Kramnik's statement without warning I thought for a brief moment that you were putting an end to your chess carreer, what a relief! I couldn't stand losing both Kramnik and Suren hehehe

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