World Chess Championship 2008 Game 1

[Site “Bonn GER”]
[Date “2008.10.14”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Kramnik, V.”]
[Black “Anand, V.”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D14”]
[WhiteElo “2772”]
[BlackElo “2783”]
[Annotator “Fritz 11 (120m)”]
[PlyCount “64”]
[EventDate “2008.10.14”]

{D14: Slav Defence: Exchange variation with …Bf5} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3
Nf6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. e3 Bf5 7. Nf3 e6 8. Qb3 Bb4 9. Bb5 O-O 10. Bxc6
Bxc3+ 11. Qxc3 Rc8 12. Ne5 Ng4 13. Nxg4 Bxg4 {last book move} 14. Qb4 Rxc6 15.
Qxb7 Qc8 16. Qxc8 Rfxc8 17. O-O a5 18. f3 {
White threatens to win material: f3xg4} Bf5 19. Rfe1 Bg6 20. b3 f6 {
Prevents intrusion on e5+g5} 21. e4 dxe4 22. fxe4 Rd8 {
Black threatens to win material: Rd8xd4} 23. Rad1 Rc2 24. e5 fxe5 25. Bxe5 {
‘the bishop is the bishop!’.} Rxa2 26. Ra1 Rxa1 {Black pins: Ra1xe1} 27. Rxa1
Rd5 28. Rc1 Rd7 29. Rc5 {White threatens to win material: Rc5xa5} Ra7 30. Rc7
Rxc7 31. Bxc7 {A bishop endgame occured} Bc2 {
Black threatens to win material: Bc2xb3} 32. Bxa5 Bxb3 1/2-1/2

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