Navara-Kramnik 2.5-5.5

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It was clear Kramnik was going to win this match against Navara, and with a big score. By winning the last game, Navara managed to finish with a decent result.

As we had seen, Kramnik was leading with three points after the first four games: 0,5-3,5. However, last Saturday started fine for Navara, who reached an easy draw in a Dragon (reached with a rare move order!). Then it went wrong again: in an ending Kramnik quickly grabbed the initiative (instead of 13.0-0-0 White should go for 13.Bh4 or even the ugly 13.Ne4 Bb4+ 14.Ke2), and then quickly grabbed material.

Sunday the last two games were scheduled. In the first, Navara again held a draw - or rather: he spoilt (probably lacking time on the clock) a won position. To start with, 30...b3! 31.axb3 a3 is probably winning and later very logical would have been 39...b3.

And so Caissa decided that Navara deserved at least one good win - and that's what he got in the last game. He showed some endgame technique his opponent would have been proud of!

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