FIDE World Cup Tromso 2013 (7.3)
Andreikin holds Kramnik in World Cup final game 3 to earn last chance
Mark Crowther - Sunday 1st September 2013
Andreikin against Kramnik in game 3. Photo © | http://www.chessworldcup2013.com/
Dmitry Andreikin held Vladimir Kramnik to a draw with black in the third game of the FIDE World Cup in Tromso and will have a final chance with white on Monday to take the game into a day of tie-breaks.
Kramnik played fairly quietly against Andreikin's Chebanenko Slav and 8...Bb4 was a novelty even if it was not an entirely surprising one. Kramnik played for a tiny controlled advantage but after 12.Qxd8 exchanging queens the game was already close to a draw. Kramnik had hopes for 15.Na4 but a precise series of moves from Andreikin led to a totally drawn ending on move 27.
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