Gelfand-kramnik, Berlin 1996- The Force of Truth!

Gelfand-kramnik, Berlin 1996- The Force of Truth!

kamalakanta
kamalakanta
Nov 30, 2018, 1:31 AM |
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Kramnik plays in a style that reminds me of two players: Rubinstein and Smyslov. He is a player of world-class strength, whose moves carry abundant power. Both Lasker and Petrosian spoke about the search for Truth in their chess, about the force of logic above all, and Kramnik's games are full of a dynamic energy based on solid positional and dynamic foundations.

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In this game against Gelfand, Kramnik faces the Shirov-Shabalov attack (7.g4!?) in the Semi-Slav Defense. Kramnik does not hesitate to move his bishop twice in the opening (6...Bd6, 7...Bb4), to seize key squares. What follows is a keen battle in the opening, and Kramnik gains the upper hand, ending with a problem-like move.