Dortmund: Karjakin Couldn't Raise Serious Problems for Kramnik in the Scotch Game

Время публикации: 13.07.2012 22:09 | Последнее обновление: 13.07.2012 22:11

Karjakin - Kramnik encounter was first to end in the traditional tournament held in Dortmund. The younger Russian GM couldn't raise problems for his compatriot in the Scotch game. The former world champion avoided more principle continuations by playing  9...Ba6 (9...Qe6 is supposed to be the main line here). Kramnik showed his plan after next 8 moves. 


17...d5. The ChessBase database doesn't have this move (the bishop was moved to e7 in previous two games which are saved int he database). Black wins back the pawn immediately, but at the same time it makes the position plain. Soon the draw became inevitable.  

This is what Sergey Karjakin twitted after the game: "After playing my childhood opening, the Scotch game, and after sacrificing a pawn I faced a similar sacrifice in reply, which led to exchanges and a logical draw."

[Event "40. Sparkassen Chess-Meeting"] [Site "Dortmund"] [Date "2012.07.13"] [Round "1"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C45"] [WhiteElo "2779"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "Robot 1"] [PlyCount "64"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventCountry "GER"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. c4 Nb6 9. Nc3 Ba6 10. b3 O-O-O 11. Bb2 Re8 12. f4 f6 13. O-O-O fxe5 14. fxe5 Qxe5 15. Qxe5 Rxe5 16. Bd3 Re8 17. Rhf1 d5 18. cxd5 Bxd3 19. Rxd3 Nxd5 20. Nxd5 cxd5 21. Rxd5 Bd6 22. Bxg7 Rhg8 23. Rf7 Re2 24. Rd2 Rxg7 25. Rxg7 Bf4 26. Rgd7 Rxg2 27. Kc2 Bxd2 28. Rxd2 Rg4 29. Rd3 Rg2+ 30. Rd2 Rg4 31. Rd3 Rg2+ 32. Rd2 Rg4 1/2-1/2 


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