Sunday, January 14, 2007

Corus, 2007
The world champion Kramnik managed to break through Shirov's position via the open C file. Kramnik played a positional game up to this point very much unlike the complicated and tactical game that Shirov is known for. Perhaps, time trouble led Shirov to move his rook to b7 from b8 with 34... Rb7? Nevertheless, this move is Shirov's ticket to the Blunder Club of which Kramnik is chairman ( Fritz 10 match ). Kramnik did not even have the opportunity to play 35. Re6 when Shirov resigned.


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