Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 R5: A great game that French Grandmaster Laurent Fressinet is unlikely to forget. There were fireworks all around and Fressinet came armed to take on the might of Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik. A piece sac by Black, long castle, positional compensation allowed Black to engineer a super pawn roll. Eventually, White cracked thanks to a second sacrifice! Must-Watch, Must-Learn Chess Game! You can read a full report on the Round at Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King.


Kramnik, Vladimir (2801) – Fressinet, Laurent (2706)

Result: 0-1
Site: Paris, FRA
Date: 2013.04.25
[…] 1.¤f3 d5 2.g3 ¤c6 3.d4 ¥g4 4.¤bd2 £d7 5.h3 ¥f5 6.c3 e5 7.dxe5 O-O-O 8.e3 ¤ge7 9.g4 ¥g6 10.b4 h5 11.b5 hxg4 12.bxc6 ¤xc6 13.e6 £xe6 14.¤d4 ¤xd4 15.cxd4 ¥e7 16.¥g2 gxh3 17.¥f3 ¥f5 18.£a4 ¢b8 19.¥a3 ¥h4 20.¤f1 g5 21.¦h2 g4 22.¥e2 ¥e4 23.¦c1 ¥g2 24.£a5 ¦c8 25.¦c3 ¥xf2+ 26.¢xf2 ¥xf1 27.¢xf1 g3 28.¥f3 gxh2 29.¢e2 ¦hg8 30.¥c5 a6 31.¥h1 ¦g2+ 32.¥xg2