[Event "World Championship Candidates"] [White "Vladimir Kramnik"] [Black "Teimour Radjabov"] [Site "Kazan RUS"] [Round "1.11"] [Annotator ""] [Result "1-0"] [Date "2011.05.09"] [WhiteElo "2785"] [BlackElo "2744"] [PlyCount "125"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 {This is GM Kramnik's favorite setup, a wait and see move if what's black next response.} Bg7 4. e4 d6 {Now, GM Kramnik finally sees a King's Indian setup for black. Yet, hopefully, black will not deviate from main lines in order for GM Kramnik to use the Bayonet Attack.} 5. d4 0-0 6. Be2 e5 7. 0-0 exd4 {It is obvious that GM Radjabov does not want to play GM Kramnik's Bayonet Attack, deviated to other line which has lesser complexity.} ({If} 7... Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. b4 {GM Kramnik's "Bayonet Attack".} )8. Nxd4 Re8 9. f3 Nc6 10. Be3 Nh5 {This is familiar setup by black on my blitz games. Black is setting up a trap here.} 11. Qd2 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Nf4 13. Be3 ({If} 13. Bxg7 Qg5 {This is the TRAP...} )Nxe2+ 14. Nxe2 f5 15. Bg5 Qd7 16. Ng3 { Timely maneuver by knight.} Qf7 17. Rac1 Bd7 {Checking on c6 square for perfect post.} 18. b3 {Always make sure no hanging pawns..} a5 19. a4 {Stops it.} Be5 {Now, I always ask this question to my students. Which is much important piece here, the bishop at g5 or the knight at g3?} 20. Bf4 Bg7 21. Kh1 b6 22. Be3 Re6 23. Ne2 Ree8 ({If} 23... fxe4 24. Nf4 Rf6 25. Nd5 Rf5 26. Nxc7 Rc8 27. Nb5 Bxb5 28. axb5 exf3 29. g4 Rf6 30. Bxb6 {Interesting position.. .} )24. Nc3 Bc6 25. exf5 Qxf5 26. Bd4 Bxd4 27. Qxd4 {Hold a minute. Analyze the position..please. If you play white, what would be your plan?} Re5 28. Nd5 {This knight move to d5 is no joke. It has "dynamics of change" on it for black to be careful.} Bxd5 29. cxd5 Qf7 (29... Rxd5 30. Qc4 Qf7 31. Qxc7 Qxc7 32. Rxc7 {Another endgame scenario: PLEASE EVALUATE ....} )30. Qc4 Re7 31. h3 { From this position, the pressure is at black's kingside. We exclude the queenside because its fixed. The war switches to kingside since the pawn structure is 3 versus 1. Let's enjoy the next moves. learn the "beauty of endgame": Let's thank the author of this endgame: GM VLADIMIR KRAMNIK.} Rae8 32. Rc2 h5 33. Kh2 {Yes, soon will exchange rooks then push pawns to exchange to exert pressure.} Kh7 34. Rfc1 Rd7 35. f4 {Slowly inching towards the plan.} Rde7 36. Qd4 Kg8 37. Qf2 Rf8 38. Rc4 Qg7 39. Re1 Rfe8 40. Rxe7 Rxe7 {The exchange is done.} 41. Qg3 Qf6 42. h4 Kg7 43. Qg5 {Yes...Let's analyze the position: 1. Rook is tied up protecting c7 pawn 2. If queen exchange, possibility of another pawn and rook exchanges which is better for white 3. White has more maneuverability.} Kf7 44. Rc2 Qf5 45. Rc3 Qf6 46. Qxf6+ Kxf6 { Now, we reach a "CLEAR and PRESENT DANGER" for black here... but only GM Kramnik knows about it....} 47. Kg3 Kf5 48. Kf3 Re4 49. Rc4 Re7 {Black has no luxury to exchange due to the inferior position black is aware of.} 50. g3 Kf6 51. Re4 Rf7 {See what I mean...} 52. Re6+ {Now, this is obvious win for white when rook sets its foot in front of the face of the "ROYAL HIGHNESS".} Kf5 53. Re8 Kf6 54. Ke4 Kg7 55. Re6 {Fantastic maneuver...} Kh7 56. Kf3 {King needs to push pawns now to exchange and create passed pawn.} Kg7 57. g4 hxg4+ 58. Kxg4 Kh7 59. h5 gxh5+ 60. Kg5 {Never mind the h5 pawn....} Kg8 61. f5 Rh7 62. f6 h4 63. Kg6 {Black Resigned: The check at e8 is inevitable: If 63...Rf7; then 64. Re8 ch then if Rf8 then the final blow.. 65. f7 ch wins. GM Kramnik contributed so much to chess community. His style is fascinating..."killing me softly style" ....wonderful game!! Thanks guys...for supporting my chess blogs. .please check the homepage to enjoy music and latest news.} 1-0