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  1. Standard member bosintang
    perpetualEditMonkey
    27 Nov '06 17:08
    I know it's probably been mentioned already..but a devastation like this surely deserves it's own thread!
  2. 27 Nov '06 17:12
    Originally posted by bosintang
    I know it's probably been mentioned already..but a devastation like this surely deserves it's own thread!
    So did Kasp! In Fact I bet the position of Kasp was simpler and yet he stalemated his opponent.
  3. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    27 Nov '06 17:16
    Jeez, that's bad!!! He'll be kicking himself after that.
  4. Standard member bosintang
    perpetualEditMonkey
    27 Nov '06 17:18 / 1 edit


    Black to play

    1...Qe3?? 2. Qh7# (!!!! )
  5. 27 Nov '06 17:22
    I miss something like that and I feel like crap the rest of the day. I can't imagine how Vlad feels right now or how he'll be able to gather the will to continue the match.
  6. 27 Nov '06 18:43
    Was he in time pressure or something? Thats the most embarrasing mate i've ever seen (worse than my loss on thursday OTB...)
  7. 27 Nov '06 18:58
    Originally posted by Kings Indian FTW
    Was he in time pressure or something? Thats the most embarrasing mate i've ever seen (worse than my loss on thursday OTB...)
    No time pressure. He seemed in complete control of the game, though Fritz could escape with a draw.
  8. Standard member rotk
    Orc slayer
    27 Nov '06 19:01 / 1 edit
    are you sure it is not Qe3???
  9. 27 Nov '06 19:21
    He still had 30 minutes on the clock

    "Kramnik played the move 34...Qe3 calmly, stood up, picked up his cup and was about to leave the stage to go to his rest room. At least one audio commentator also noticed nothing, while Fritz operator Mathias Feist kept glancing from the board to the screen and back, hardly able to believe that he had input the correct move. Fritz was displaying mate in one, and when Mathias executed it on the board Kramnik briefly grasped his forehead, took a seat to sign the score sheet and left for the press conference, which he dutifully attended." - from http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3509
  10. 27 Nov '06 19:43
    Originally posted by spellforce
    He still had 30 minutes on the clock

    "Kramnik played the move 34...Qe3 calmly, stood up, picked up his cup and was about to leave the stage to go to his rest room. At least one audio commentator also noticed nothing, while Fritz operator Mathias Feist kept glancing from the board to the screen and back, hardly able to believe that he had input the ...[text shortened]... nference, which he dutifully attended." - from http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3509
    Haha, classic
  11. 27 Nov '06 22:02
    the sad thing is all the books will include this position as a caveat for always examining carefully the results of your moves. On the other hand, it's reassuring to all us patzers who do the same thing numerous times and just go on to the next game.
  12. 28 Nov '06 00:01
    I can't believe Kramnik missed a mate in one. This will tarnish his reputation for ever. He wasn't in time trouble and the mate is really obvious. Off hand I can only think of one other game where a GM missed a mate in one, and that was a weird one (Nigel Short walked into a mating net).
  13. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    28 Nov '06 00:02
    He probably laid down to fritz, for $$$
  14. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    28 Nov '06 00:03
    where can you read the annotations of the two games?
  15. 28 Nov '06 00:12
    As I understand it, Kramnik will be paid $500,000 for playing the match, and $1,000,000 if he manages to win.

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