Vladimir Kramnik played the longest game of the last round to beat Michael Adams and conclude the Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 with a 50% score. The Russian Grandmaster showed how rolling pawns can be devastating and decide the game against the strongest of opposition. Read a tournament report on Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King.


Adams, Michael (2727) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2801)

Result: 0-1
Site: St Petersburg, RUS
Date: 2013.05.01
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