5 Puzzles:  QGA, Classical 6...a6

5 Puzzles: QGA, Classical 6...a6

WTHarvey
WTHarvey
Oct 14, 2008, 7:27 AM |
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This is another huge favorite of both Anand and Kramnik (See my recent blog post on the Sveshnikov/Pelikan).  Anand has played this 32 times as Black and Kramnik has led with it 34 times as White.  It could very well be the critical game of the Championship is a D27 QGA.  To review, the games begin, 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 c5 6.O-O a6.  Here are a few crucial positions from miniatures.  None of these games lasted 20 moves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More D27 QGA puzzles can be found at wtharvey.com/d27.html