Kasparov,G (2849) - Kramnik,V (2772)
Corus2001 Wijk aan Zee (5), 18.01.2001

[Fritz 5.32 (30s)]

1.e4
C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 00 Nxe4

1...e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.00 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 Ke8 10.h3 Be7 11.Bg5 Bxg5 12.Nxg5 h6 13.Nge4 b6


Prevents intrusion on c5

14.Rfd1 Ne7 15.f4 Ng6 16.Rf1 h5 17.Rae1 Bf5 18.Ng3 Ne7 19.Nxf5 Nxf5 20.Kf2 Nd4
[20...Rd8 21.Rd1=]

21.Rc1 Rd8 22.Rfd1 Ke7 23.Ne4 h4 24.b4 Rh5


[24...Rd5 25.c4 Rd7 26.Rc3=]

25.Ng5
[25.g4 Rhh8]

25...Rhh8 26.Rd3 Ne6 27.Nxe6 Kxe6 28.Rcd1 Rd5 29.c4 Rxd3 30.Rxd3 a5 31.bxa5 Ra8 32.Ra3 Kf5 33.Kf3 Ra6 34.c5 f6 35.Re3
Threatening e6

35...Rxa5 36.e6 Ra8


[36...Rxa2?? it may look tempting but Black must resist capturing the pawn 37.e7 Ra8 38.e8Q Rxe8 39.Rxe8 bxc5 40.Re7+-; 36...Rxc5 37.e7 Rc4 38.g4+ hxg3 39.e8Q Rxf4+ 40.Kxg3 Kg5 41.Qh8 Rf3+ 42.Rxf3 Kg6 43.Qe8+ Kh7 44.Qh5+ Kg8 45.Re3 g5 46.Qg6+ Kf8 47.Re8#]

37.e7 Re8 38.a4 Kg6
[38...g6 39.Re4=]

39.Re6 Kf7 40.Rxc6 Ra8 41.cxb6 cxb6 42.Rxb6 Rxa4 43.Re6


The mate threat is e8Q

43...Ke8 44.Re4
[44.Kg4 Rd4]

44...Ra3+ 45.Re3 [45.Kg4 Ra2]

45...Rxe3+=

46.Kxe3 f5

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