(1) Le Quang Liem (2681) - Kramnik,V (2790) [E05]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (6), 21.07.2010

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 dxc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.Qxc4 b5 9.Qc2 Bb7 10.Bd2 Be4 11.Qc1 Bb7 12.Bf4 Nd5 13.Nc3 Nxf4 14.Qxf4 Qd6 15.Ne5 Bxg2 16.Kxg2 Nd7 17.Rac1 Nxe5 18.dxe5 Qb6 19.Ne4 Rad8 20.Rfd1 c5 21.Nd6 c4 22.b3 cxb3 23.axb3 a5 24.Rd3 a4 25.bxa4 bxa4 26.Qxa4 Bxd6

This zwischenzug wins the queen for rook and piece, though it is not unlikely that Kramnik had seen it and judged that he could hold comfortably. It also relinquishes any shadow of a chance that he might play for more, which says something about how he judged his position.

27...Qxb3 28.Qxb3 Bxe5 29.h4 g6 30.h5 Bg7 31.Rc5 Rd7 32.Rb5 Rfd8 33.Qf3 Rd5 34.Rxd5 Rxd5 35.hxg6 hxg6 36.Qe4 Bf6 37.Qf3 Bg7 38.Qe4 Bf6 39.Qf3 1/2-1/2