26 Oct 2008

BONN game IX

Yes, Kramnik DID miss something:

35....Bc7! and he'd be in clover. 36.Qg2 Rxb3 37.Bc2 Rb6 38.Rd7 Rd8 39.Rfd1 Rbb8

There are several possible sequences from 35....Bc7 (rather than the text Qc7), but they all produce a reasonable foot-in-the-door for Black.

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How come I see those things unaided and the pro doesn't? It's a puzzle. I know they are both very tired with overworked brains, but this miss was unprovoked by time pressure.

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