(1) Leko,P (2741) - Kramnik,V (2770) [C42]
Danneman Classical WCh Brissago (1), 25.09.2004



1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6
No Sicilian, but no Berlin!

3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.0-0 Be7 8.c4 Nb4 9.Be2 0-0 10.Nc3 Bf5 11.a3 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Nc6 13.Re1 Re8 14.cxd5 Qxd5 15.Bf4 Rac8 16.h3 Be4
[ 16...Bf6 17.Nh2 Qa5 18.Bd2 ( 18.Ng4 Qxc3 19.Nxf6+ gxf6 20.Be3 Rcd8<=> ) 18...Ne7 0-1 Shirov,A-Bologan,V/Wijk aan Zee 2004/CBM 99/[Huzman] (40) ( 18...Rcd8 19.Bf3 h6 20.Ng4 Bxg4 21.hxg4 Bg5 22.Bxg5 hxg5 23.Rxe8+ ( 23.Qc1!+/- Rxe1+ 24.Qxe1 Kf8 25.Rb1 Re8 26.Qc1!+/- ) 23...Rxe8 24.Qd3 Nd8!+/= 1/2-1/2 Kramnik,V-Anand,V/Wijk aan Zee 2003/CBM 93/[Huzman] (51) ( 24...Nd8 1/2-1/2 Timman,J-Karpov,A/Wijk aan Zee 2003/CBM 93(24)) ) ]

17.Be3 Na5
[ 17...Rcd8 18.Nd2 Bg6 19.Bf3 Qd7 20.Qa4 Ne5 21.Qxd7 Nxf3+ 22.Nxf3 Rxd7 23.Ne5 Rd5 24.Nxg6 fxg6 25.a4 Kf7 26.Reb1 1/2-1/2 Leko,P-Bologan,V/Dortmund GER 2004/(26)]

18.c4 Nxc4 19.Bxc4 Qxc4 20.Nd2 Qd5 21.Nxe4 Qxe4 22.Bg5 Qxe1+ 23.Qxe1 Bxg5 24.Qa5 Bf6 25.Qxa7 c5 26.Qxb7 Bxd4 27.Ra2 c4 28.Re2 Red8 29.a4 c3 30.Qe4 Bb6 31.Qc2 g6 32.Qb3 Rd6! 33.Rc2 Ba5 34.g4
[ 34.Qb7 Rcd8 35.g4 ]

34...Rd2 35.Kg2 Rcd8 36.Rxc3 Bxc3 37.Qxc3 R2d5 38.Qc6 Ra5 39.Kg3 Rda8 40.h4 R5a6 41.Qc1 Ra5 42.Qh6 Rxa4 43.h5 R4a5 44.Qf4?
[ 44.hxg6 Necessary. 44...hxg6 ]

44...g5 45.Qf6 h6!-+ 46.f3
[ 46.f4? Ra3+ 47.Kf2 Ra2+ 48.Kf3 R8a3+ 49.Ke4 Ra4+ 50.Ke3 R2a3+ 51.Ke2 Rb3 52.Qf5 ; 46.Qxh6?? R8a6 ]

46...R5a6 47.Qc3 Ra4 48.Qc6 R8a6 49.Qe8+ Kg7 50.Qb5 R4a5 51.Qb4 Rd5 52.Qb3 Rad6 53.Qc4 Rd3 54.Kf2 Ra3 55.Qc5 Ra2+ 56.Kg3 Rf6 57.Qb4 Raa6 58.Kg2 Rf4 59.Qb2+ Raf6 60.Qe5 Rxf3 61.Qa1 Rf1 62.Qc3 R1f2+ 63.Kg3 R2f3+ 64.Qxf3 Rxf3+ 65.Kxf3 Kf6 0-1