**24.
Rb1 **

**24... Rb8**

**[****24... f5 ****0**** ****25. Nc7 ****7**** 25... Bc8 ****4 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: hmm perhaps it does BaloghCs
(GM) kibitzes: cb5 ****26. cxb5 ****14**** 26... axb5 ****1**** 27. Rxb5 ****1**** 27... fxe4 ****0**** 28. Qxe4 ****1**** 28... Bxh3 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: better for white BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: clearly MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: Qe5 BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: Rc5
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: Qe5? ****LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: he said
Qe5 did he? LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: :P ****] **

**25. cxb5**

**[****25. Qe3 ****0 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: or Rc1 MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: waiting move LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes:
who knows ****; **

**25. Rec1 ****0 0 frappeboy (FM) kibitzes: rec1 f5
0**** ****25... bxc4 ****12 2**** 26. dxc4 ****2 1**** 26... f5 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: = 1**** 27. Nc7 ****12 1**** 27... Rxb1 ****3**** (****27... Bc8 ****15 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: this is also possible :) LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: good ol' Bc8
BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: here ****28. Rxb8 ****13 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: exf5 last time ****(****28. exf5 ****21**** 28... Rxf5 ****2 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: Qd5 ****29. Qd5 ****10**** 29... Rf7 ****2 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: looks pretty bad LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: looks bad, but Rb2 is
threat BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: Ne8 BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: !? MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: f4 ****30. Ne8 ****19**** (****30. f4 ****23**** 30... Qxf4 ****1 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: forketta said it first :)) muisback (GM) kibitzes: Hello
Alejandro!!!!!!!!!!! MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: Qd8 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: hi
muisback!!! muisback (GM) kibitzes: hi there! ****31. Qd8 ****10**** 31... Rf8 ****1 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: Rf8... MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: ahhh LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: :)
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: nothing ****) ****30... Bb7 ****6 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: this loses? MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: h4no MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: f4
MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: back ****) ****28... Qxc1 ****1 Sea-Hawk (FM) kibitzes: why not
bc4? ****) ****28. Rxb1 ****0**** 28... fxe4 ****7 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: fe Qf8 MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: :) LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: :) ****; **

**25. Nc7 ****26**** ****25... bxc4 ****4 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: this isnt that hard to hold Heliopolitanus (IM) kibitzes: Ne6 ****26. Nxe6 ****15**** 26... fxe6 ****1**** 27. Rxb8 ****2**** 27... Rxb8 ****2**** 28. dxc4 ****1 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: empty.. ****28... Qd2 ****16 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes:
simmis BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: Rd1 ****] **

**25... Bxd5 ****0 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: nice, this is the idea 510**

**[****25... axb5 ****0 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: ab LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: but this? MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: Nc7 LittlePeasant
(GM) kibitzes: this is just good for black 0 MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: Nc7
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: what else? BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: Rfc8 then 0**** ****26. Nc7 ****6 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: Bd7 Na6 10 1**** (****26. Rec1 ****61**** 26... Rfc8 ****9 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: ok MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: Nc7 b4 Ne6 fe Qe2 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: yes gets is Lekos chance to try to do something MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: and Qa2 ****) ****26... b4 ****4 MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: Na6 1
MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: bd7 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: why Bd7? MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: ab 4**** 27. Na6 ****7 MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: no ****(****27. axb4 ****25**** 27... cxb4 ****0 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: Na6 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: not that much MadMiki (GM) kibitzes:
Rb6 ****28. Na6 ****19**** 28... Rb6 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: ooooh
tactics :) ****; ****27. Nxe6 ****1 muisback (GM) kibitzes: time ****27... fxe6 ****0 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: Ne6 ****28. Qe2 ****1 muisback (GM) whispers: flag
MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: Qa2 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: Ill fix :) ****28... bxa3 ****19 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: I dont know MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: Qa2 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes:
perhaps a bitbitbit better for white LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: but almost
nothing muisback (GM) kibitzes: qa2 muisback (GM) kibitzes: may be ****29. Qa2 ****21 muisback (GM)
kibitzes: but rb1 rb1 qf6 ****29... Rxb1 ****7**** 30. Rxb1 ****1**** 30... Qf4 ****1 muisback (GM)
kibitzes: qe6 ****31. Qxe6 ****9 muisback (GM) kibitzes: qf6 better
i think :) ****31... Qf7 ****3 MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: no Sea-Hawk
(FM) kibitzes: better for white or black? muisback (GM) kibitzes: take on qe5
MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: Rf1 Lala (FM) kibitzes: Qf6 instead Qf4 LittlePeasant
(GM) kibitzes: take on e5? frappeboy (FM) kibitzes: black good ****32. Qxe5 ****23**** 32... Qxf2 ****1 muisback (GM)
kibitzes: yes Alejandro :) ****33. Kh1 ****1**** (****33. Kh2 ****11**** 33... a2 ****7 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: back muisback (GM) kibitzes: ra1 ****34. Ra1 ****6**** 34... Rf3 ****16 muisback (GM)
kibitzes: ohhhh!!!!!!!! MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: not good for white MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: go back muisback (GM) kibitzes: ok check d5 ****35. Qd5 ****18**** 35... Kg7 ****2 muisback (GM)
kibitzes: and ra2 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: = ****36. Rxa2 ****11 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: hmm MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: perpetual LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes:
mate in... ****36... Qg3 ****9**** 37. Kg1 ****1 15**** 37... Rxd3 ****2 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: -+ LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: no wait muisback (GM) kibitzes: and
draw i think LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: yes perpetual LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: wait wait :) ****(****37... Qe1 ****1**** 38. Kh2 ****1**** 38... Rf1 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: no perpetual LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: ok this is very long long
long line LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: dont listen to this :) ****)) ****33... a2 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: blacks ok :) muisback (GM) kibitzes: kh2 MadMiki (GM) kibitzes:
nooooooooo muisback (GM) kibitzes: no kh1 please ****) ****27... Ra8 ****4 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: that ugy wants to queen! frappeboy (FM) kibitzes: good for lback ****] **

**26. exd5 ****1 8**** 26... axb5 ****1 7 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: VERY dubious LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: d6 is now strong! ****27. d6 b4**

**[****27... Rfd8 ****0**** ****28. Qd5 ****1**** 28... Qf6 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: well this is drawn LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: but ****29. Qxc5 ****8**** 29... Qxd6 ****1**** 30. Qxd6 ****0**** 30... Rxd6 ****1**** 31. Rxe5 ****1**** 31... Rxd3 ****1**** 32. a4 ****6 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: a4 ****32... b4 ****1**** 33. Rb5 ****3 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: Rb5 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: extra pawn MadMiki (GM) kibitzes:
Ra8 muisback (GM) kibitzes: DRAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes:
this is drawn, yes... but ****33... Ra8 ****16**** 34. R1xb4 ****2**** 34... Ra3 ****1**** 35. Rb8 ****1**** 35... Rxb8 ****0**** 36. Rxb8 ****1**** 36... Kg7 ****1 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: rb4 ****37. Ra8 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: and
Leko should draw this EASILY LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: yes this position is
a draw ****(****37. Rb4 ****24 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: doesnt change that much
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: still drawn MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: hmmm
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: with good play LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: I can
harass your king side pawns Sea-Hawk (FM) kibitzes: still, I doubt he'd want to
defend this vs. kramnik LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: perhaps not Ra3
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: Bogeza just g5 when you get your king passed the
efile ****)****] **

**28. a4**

**[****28. axb4 ****36 frappeboy (FM)
kibitzes: more complicating 0**** ****28... cxb4 ****1 1**** 29. Qd5 ****1 Sea-Hawk (FM)
kibitzes: c4 was also possible, btw 2 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: this line?
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: well just ****29... Qf6 ****7 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: = LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: hmm, I was wondering what you guys
were talking about LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: I dont know Sea-Hawk (FM)
kibitzes: Rxe5 really? LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: anyone else not keeping up?
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: chess.fm is commenting for more basic commentaries
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: so this is almost equal MadMiki (GM) kibitzes:
suka means bitchin russian.Pls no more comments asukat Sea-Hawk (FM) kibitzes:
rxe5-d7-rxbpawn LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: and b4 is a clear improvement 6**** 30. Rxe5 ****1**** 30... Rfd8 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: and = Lala (FM) kibitzes: i always have the feeling we play svesnikov
positions here ****31. d7 ****5 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes:
overworked queen Initiative (DM) kibitzes: d7 Rxd7 Rxb4!? Initiative (DM)
kibitzes: oops, just kidding LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: what? ****31... Rxd7 ****33**** 32. Rxb4 ****1 Initiative (DM)
kibitzes: no no BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: Rxb4 mate Initiative (DM) kibitzes: I
repented of it :) BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: forced Initiative (DM) kibitzes: Rxb4
Re8+ LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: hey thats not that innocuos :Pbut it doesnt
work ****32... Rxb4 ****19 BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: Kg7 Rb1 Qf4 ****33. Re8 ****1**** 33... Kg7 ****0**** 34. Qxd7 ****1**** 34... Rb1 ****1 Initiative (DM)
kibitzes: but just Rxd7 Rxb8+ Rd8 ****35. Kh2 ****2 Initiative (DM)
kibitzes: oh, that too Initiative (DM) kibitzes: loses even more ways ****] **

**28... Rfd8 ****55 126**

**[****28... e4 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: ;) LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: ok this is another weird idea 0**** ****29. dxe4 ****17**** (****29. Rxe4 ****1**** 29... Qd5 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: and d6 is doomed LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: which is at least fine
for black ****; ****29. Qxe4 ****18**** 29... Rfd8 ****4 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: and there is on d5 square! LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: so the d6 is
doomed again ****) ****29... c4 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: this
is called POWER LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: those pawns are scary
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: ;) ****] **

**29. Qd5 Qf6 30. Qxc5**

**[****30. Rxe5 ****2 MadMiki (GM)
kibitzes: Rd6 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: Re8 oh yes :) MadMiki (GM) kibitzes:
only LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: only LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: ok for
starters 1**** ****30... Qxd6 ****1 10 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes:
this move loses LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: thank Lala for pointing it out ****(****30... Rxd6 ****36 1****) ****31. Qxd6 ****1**** (****31. Re8 ****10**** 31... Kg7 ****13**** 32. Qxd6 ****1**** 32... Rxd6 ****1**** 33. Rxb8 ****1****) ****31... Rxd6 ****1**** 32. Rxc5 ****0**** 32... Rxd3 ****1**** 33. Rb5 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: this was better for white LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: but probably
drawn MadMiki (GM) kibitzes: why not Rd6 BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: I think
Kramnik wanted to take with the d pawn and c4 e5 LazyPawn (IM) kibitzes: e4
Qxe4 Rfd8 Qe5 Qxe5 Rxe5 Rxd6 Rxc5 Rxd3 Rb5 was leading to the same position
Lala (FM) kibitzes: Re8! + before ****] **

**30... Qxd6 ****0 0 0 0**

**[****30... b3 ****0 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: looks better though ;) ****31. Rxe5 ****13**** 31... Rxd6 ****1**** 32. d4 ****14**** 32... Kg7 ****3 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: white is better LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: but blacks passer gives
a nice chance for a draw ****] **

**31.
Qxd6 ****1 0 0 1**** 31... Rxd6 ****1 0 2 2**** 32. Rxe5 ****1 1 3 2**

**[****32. Re4 ****1****] **

**32... b3**

**[****32... Rxd3 ****1 1 2**** ****33. Rb5 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: not = LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: its
better for black LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: but the endgame should be drawn
BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: Ra8 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: better for WHITE
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: sorry 1 1**** 33... Ra8 ****29 5 BaloghCs
(GM) kibitzes: Ra8 R5b4 Kg7 1**** 34. R1xb4 ****1**** (****34. R5xb4 ****21 4 2**** 34... Ra3 ****7 1 AKhruschiov (IM) whispers: Rb8 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: why not thi? ****LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: it seems
simple AKhruschiov (IM) kibitzes: Rb8 ****(****34... Kg7 ****1 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: Kg7 ****35. Ra1 ****4 BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: Rd2
EmergingEnigma (IM) kibitzes: compare to kharlov-nisipeanu 2004 ****35... Rd2 ****17**** 36. a5 ****4 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: Re8 ****36... Re8 ****8**** 37. a6 ****7 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: Ree2 ****37... Ree2 ****4**** 38. a7 ****1 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: sorry BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: Ra5 first thevb ****) ****35. Rb8 ****1 20**** 35... Rxb8 ****0 0**** 36. Rxb8 ****2 2**** 36... Kg7 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: = 1**** 37. Rb4 ****7**** (****37. Ra8 ****1**** 37... Kf6 ****1 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: Kg7 is easier, with two rooks LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: = no?
AKhruschiov (IM) kibitzes: You know...sometimes this is hard play :)
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: yes LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: this endgame is
drawn LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: we expect for Leko to draw it easily AKrushciov
:) ****) ****37... Kf6 ****2 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: this is draw guys.. ****38. Rf4 ****12**** 38... Ke6 ****0**** 39. h4 ****3**** 39... h6 ****0 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: = ****40. Kf1 ****9**** 40... Ra2 ****1**** (****40... Ra1 ****8 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: it is easier to hold with 2 rooks LP ****41. Ke2 ****1**** 41... Ra2 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: I dont know Balogh LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: this is very drawn ****42. Kd3 ****12**** 42... g5 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: overpowrked rook ****43. Rf3 ****12**** 43... Rxa4 ****1****) ****41. Ke1 ****9**** 41... Ra1 ****3 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: :) ****) ****34... Kg7 ****2 BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: hoKg7
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: I think Leko should hold this easily BUT BaloghCs
(GM) kibitzes: R5xb4 rather LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: we said the same thing
in game 1!!! ****] **

**33. Rb5 ****4 0 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: forced LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: yes this is simpler LittlePeasant
(GM) kibitzes: nice by Leko 140**

**[****33. a5 ****0**** ****33... Rxd3 ****1**** 34. a6 ****6**** 34... b2 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: not really LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: since K controls it so easily
****35. a7 ****12**** 35... Ra8 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: =
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: dead dead dead = ****36. Ra5 ****8**** 36... Rd7 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: dead = -.- ****] **

**33... Ra8**

**[****33... Rdb6 ****2**** ****34. R1xb3 ****3 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: +- LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: so no b3 doesnt work ****] **

**34. R1xb3 ****12 0 349 LittlePeasant
(GM) kibitzes: took with the 1 rook **

**[****34. a5 ****0 0 0**** ****34... Rxd3 ****1 1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: not hurry? 1 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: dead draw LittlePeasant
(GM) kibitzes: very draw LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: at least this one ****35. R1xb3 ****1**** (****35. Kf1 ****7**** 35... Kg7 ****2**** 36. Ke2 ****1**** 36... Rc3 ****0**** 37. Kd2 ****3**** 37... Rc2 ****1**** 38. Ke1 ****1**** (****38. Ke3 ****11**** 38... Ra2 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: oh well who cares? ****) ****38... Ra2 ****1****; ****35. Ra1 ****14**** 35... Kg7 ****3**** (****35... Ra6 ****12 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: is better ****36. Kf1 ****13**** (****36. Ra3 ****14**** 36... Kg7 ****3 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: so? ****37. Kf1 ****9**** 37... Rc3 ****2 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: b2 Rxd3 :) ****) ****36... Rc3 ****2****)) ****35... Rxb3 ****0**** 36. Rxb3 ****1**** 36... Rxa5 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: someone wants to say this is not drawn? BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: looks
drawish ****; **

**34. R5xb3 ****0 0**** ****34... Rxa4 ****1 1**** 35. Rd1 ****2 1**** 35... Rad4 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: well LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: this is well known to be a draw
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: white is too passive LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes:
k gets where? LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: im ramirez LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: yeah, some books say this is drawn LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: dont
remember if Dvoretsky or Smyslov-Lilienthal ****] **

**34... Rxa4 35. Rb6 ****0 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: Portisch easily won this against a GM **

**[****35. Kf1 ****0 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: but with one rook, it is much harder to hold baumhauer BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: I saw a Portisch game for that LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: not that
much harder, for example ****; **

**35. Re5 ****0**** ****35... Ra1 ****1**** 36. Kh2 ****2**** 36... Rd1 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: if Kramnik wins this, he deserves a big chocolate cookie BaloghCs
(GM) kibitzes: some chances against the f7 ****37. Re3 ****17**** 37... Rd2 ****1**** 38. Kg3 ****1**** 38... Rd4 ****1 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: Rf3 ****39. Rf3 ****4 BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: ok ****39... f5 ****2 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: Kh2 BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: :) ****40. Kh2 ****30**** 40... Kg7 ****1 BaloghCs (GM)
kibitzes: ok, draw LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: draw LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes:
well LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: both endgames are draun, baumhauer
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: but with two rooks its simpler ****] **

**35... Rd7**

**[****35... Rxb6 ****1**** ****36. Rxb6 ****1**** 36... Ra1 ****1**** 37. Kh2 ****1**** 37... Rd1 ****1**** 38. Rd6 ****1**** 38... Kf8 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: should be easy BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: not so BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes:
Kg3 ****39. Kg3 ****27**** 39... Ke7 ****1 BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: Rd4 ****40. Rd4 ****10**** 40... Ke6 ****1 Heine (GM) kibitzes:
actually Beliavski and Michailcihins book on ending says this structure gives
some chances for white BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: K to e3 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: perhaps its true LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: white has some chances
BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: not so easy LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: so, well, as
Balogh sais, much easier with two rooks ****] **

**36. Rf6 ****41 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: well LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: this looks familiar ****36... Ra1 ****0**** 37. Kh2 ****1 8**** 37... Rd1 ****1 6 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: :) ****38. Rf3 ****1 6**** 38... h5**

**[****38... Rd2 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: draw LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: I dont see how he will progress
here BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: very easy with 2 rooks Lala (FM) kibitzes: looks
esthetic ****39. g4 ****25 BaloghCs (GM) kibitzes: I guess,
Kramnik wont try for long ****39... Kg7 ****17**** 40. Kg3 ****1**** 40... g5 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: yeah nothing for white ****] **

**39. h4 ****61 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: Rd4? ****39... Rd2 ****5**** 40. g3 Kg7 ****117**** 41. Kg2 Rd1 ****0 0 0 0 LittlePeasant
(GM) kibitzes: btw 821 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: NOO LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: get Leko this endgame analysis **

**[****41... Kg8 ****0**** ****42. Re3 ****1**** 42... Rd1 ****1****; **

**41... Ra7 ****0 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: !
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: Im not sure who proposed this LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: but here 41... Ra7 is drawn I think LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: so
here LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: 41... Ra7! LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: is
dead drawn 0 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: !! LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: I
dont think its worse LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: but this is nicer 0
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: !!! LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: ;);) frappeboy
(FM) kibitzes: ok kh3 Lala (FM) kibitzes: best draw! ****42. Rf4 ****21**

**a) 42. Re3 ****9**** ****42... Raa2 ****2 frappeboy (FM)
kibitzes: oh thats the point im an idiot ****; **

**b) 42. Rb4 ****34**** ****42... Rd7 ****1 frappeboy (FM)
kibitzes: rb4 rd7 rbf4 f5 ****43. Rbf4 ****5**** 43... f5 ****1****; **

**c) 42. Rb6 ****33**** ****42... Rd7 ****14**** 43. Rbf6 ****1 frappeboy (FM)
kibitzes: still rd7 rf6 R2xd3 is draw ****43... Rd1 ****4 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: and now? :) muisback (GM) kibitzes: why not r2d3 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: because this is very simple muisback (GM) kibitzes: rf7 muisback (GM)
kibitzes: this draw LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: this is better muisback
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: look, white has no moves muisback (GM) kibitzes:
why better muisback (GM) kibitzes: i think there all draw muisback (GM)
kibitzes: here :) LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: this is simpler :) LittlePeasant
(GM) kibitzes: true though Lala (FM) kibitzes: there are good draws and better
draws :) h-bar (FM) kibitzes: this is a philosophical question: which of two moves
guaranteeing a draw is better? LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: lol ****; **

**d) 42. Kh3 ****16 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: huh? ****42... Rc7 ****8****; ****42... Rd7 ****1 frappeboy (FM)
kibitzes: ok re3 ****] **

**42. Re3 Kh7**

**[****42... Kg8 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: ! LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: is better LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes:
or 1**** ****43. f3 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: ok
this is the only winning try I can see ****43... Ra7 ****14**** 44. Kf2 ****2**** 44... Rh1 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: ahhh LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: nice h-bar (FM) kibitzes: anything
wrong with the simple kf3 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: Kf3 Rd2 LittlePeasant
(GM) kibitzes: and what then? h-bar (FM) kibitzes: instead of f3 which looks
weird ****45. f4 ****19**** 45... f5 ****3 weasel (FM) kibitzes: re2 ****46. Re6 ****13**** 46... Ra2 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: -+ h-bar (FM) kibitzes: ok, I see ****; **

**42... Kf6 ****10**** ****43. f3 ****3 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: Tony wants blood! ****43... Ra7 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: someone said mate? 34 frappeboy (FM) kibitzes: kf2 ****44. Kf2 ****7**** 44... Raa1 ****6 frappeboy (FM)
kibitzes: re2 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: :) ****45. Re2 ****7**** 45... Rf1 ****1**** 46. Ke3 ****1**** 46... Rg1 ****1 frappeboy (FM)
kibitzes: kf4 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: true ****; **

**42... Ra7 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: this
works :) ****43. Kf3 ****21**** 43... Rd2 ****1 frappeboy (FM)
kibitzes: re2 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: okokok :=) ****44. Re2 ****10**** 44... Rd1 ****1 frappeboy (FM)
kibitzes: rc2 instead ****45. Reb2 ****25 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: where
are you going? ****(****45. Rc2 ****22 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: now
LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: ANOTHER line ****45... Re7 ****1 frappeboy (FM)
kibitzes: rcc3 ****46. Rcc3 ****5**** 46... Rd2 ****3 frappeboy (FM)
kibitzes: ouch ****) ****45... Re7 ****7 LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: nono
you are not going anywhere :) ****; **

**42... Rd2 ****1**** ****43. Kf3 ****1**** (****43. Kf1 ****35**** 43... Ra7 ****7 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: would be nice if Kramnik gets himself mated LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: although ekaggata is right ****44. Ke1 ****19**** 44... Rc2 ****1**** 45. Rb1 ****9**** 45... Raa2 ****1**** 46. Rd1 ****12**** 46... Rxf2 ****1 frappeboy (FM)
kibitzes: rf3 still fine for white LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: in any case ****) ****43... Kg8 ****1 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: now? LittlePeasant (GM) kibitzes: this is fine LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: by forketta ****] **

**43. Kf3 ****70 LittlePeasant (GM)
kibitzes: Rd2 ****43... ****Rd2 **

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