Canadian Chess Newsletter - Games - International - Issue #14

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Vladimir Kramnik - Ruslan Ponomariov
Tal Memorial, Moscow, Russia, 2009.11.11, Round 6

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. e3 c5 8. dxc5 Qa5 9. Rc1 Ne4 10. Qxd5 Nxc3 11. bxc3 Bxc3+ 12. Kd1 O-O 13. Bc4 Nf6 14. Bxf6 Bxf6

Diagram 1

15. Ke2 b5 16. c6 Ba6 17. Qf5 Qa3 18. Bd3 Rfd8 19. c7 Qxa2+ 20. Nd2 Rxd3 21. Qxd3 b4 22. Kf3 Bb7+ 23. Kg3 h5 24. h3 Qa5 25. f4 Rc8 26. Nc4 Qa6 27. Ne5 Qxd3 28. Nxd3

Diagram 2

28... Bc3 29. Rhd1 a5 30. Nc5 Rxc7 31. Na4 Be4 32. Rd6 Kh7 33. Ra6 h4+ 34. Kh2 Rd7 35. Nc5 Re7 36. Rxa5 Bd2 37. Rc4 f5 38. Nxe4 fxe4 39. Rh5+ Kg6 40. Rg5+ Kf6 41. Rc6+ Kf7 42. Rf5+ Kg8 43. g4 Re8 44. Re5 Rb8 45. g5 Kh7 46. Re7 Bxe3 47. Rh6+ Kg8 48. Rg6 Bd4 49. Rge6 Kh7 50. f5 Bc5 51. Re8 Rxe8 52. Rxe8 b3 53. Kg2 Be3 54. Rxe4 Bxg5 55. Rb4 g6 56. Rb7+ Kh6 57. fxg6 Kxg6 58. Kf3 Bd2 59. Kg4 Be1 60. Rxb3

Diagram 3

60... Bg3 61. Rf3 Be1 62. Re3 Bf2 63. Re6+ Kf7 64. Kf5 Bg3 65. Re4 Bf2 66. Kg5 Bg3 67. Re2 Kg7 68. Re7+ Kf8 69. Kf6 Bf2 70. Re6 Bg3 71. Kg6 Bh2 72. Re4 Bg3 73. Kf6 Bf2 74. Kg6 Bg3 75. Re2 Bd6 76. Kg5 Bg3 77. Kf6 Bf4 78. Re4 Bd6 79. Rd4 Bc7 80. Kg6 Bg3 81. Re4 1-0


Acknowledgements

Source: The Week in Chess 784.