Kramnik: Cool, Calm and Collected
Kramnik's first round win with Black over Cori Tello from the World Cup in Baku is a model game in remaining cool, calm and collected in the face of a wing attack.
Facing an early wing attack
White has just played 8. g4
If Black captures with ... Nxg4 then White will use the half open g-file with Rg1
Castling short is met with g5 and Black walks right into White's ready made attack.
Here I like Kramnik's very calm 8. ... h6. He will gain counterplay with a timely ... c5 break.
Kramnik will play ... b5, Bb7, Rc8 in preparation of White castling Queenside, and if not he will focus on the King on the e-file should he remain uncastled.
Preparing the ... c5 break
Classical IQP Theme: Can you find the best move for Black?