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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Chess World Cup Final Game 1: Vladimir Kramnik beats Dmitry Andreikin

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The Chess World Cup resumed on Friday with the first game of the final played between Vladimir Kramnik and Dmitry Andreikin of Russia. Both have already qualified for the Candidates 2014. The final includes four games followed by the tiebreak if required. 

The game started as a Queen's Gambit Declined in which Andreikin played cautiously only allowing the former world champion to take a grip on the game. In an almost equal position, Kramnik went for a Queen sacrifice picking up a rook and bishop while pressurising Black with a passed pawn. Black was in a bind particularly because of back-rank problems. Kramnik had no problems converting to a win in a Two Rooks versus Queen endgame. 

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  • At August 31, 2013 at 12:09 PM , Anonymous JL, Vienna said...

    superb play - I wouldn't have had the nerve to sacrifice in any chess game. Obviously Kramnik is winning this.


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