Here is the ruthless first game of the World Chess Cup 2013 that Vladimir Kramnik played to beat country-mate Dmitry Andreikin in Tromso, Norway on Friday. Both the Russians have already qualified for the World Chess Cup 2013. For a full report on the World Chess Cup, read Chess Blog.


Kramnik, Vladimir (2784) – Andreikin, Dmitry (2727)

Result: 1-0
Site: Tromso, Norway
Date: 2013.08.30
[…] 1.d4 e6 2.c4 ♘f6 3.♘f3 d5 4.♗g5 ♗e7 5.♘c3 h6 6.♗h4 O-O 7.e3 b6 8.♗d3 dxc4 9.♗xc4 ♗b7 10.O-O ♘bd7 11.♕e2 a6 12.♖fd1 ♘d5 13.♗g3 ♘xc3 14.bxc3 ♗d6 15.e4 ♗xg3 16.hxg3 b5 17.♗d3 ♘b6 18.♕e3 ♘a4 19.♗c2 ♘b2 20.♖db1 ♘c4 21.♕c1 c5 22.a4 cxd4 23.cxd4 ♖c8 24.axb5 axb5 25.♕e1 ♗c6 26.♖b4 ♖a8 27.♖d1 ♖a3 28.d5 exd5 29.exd5 ♖e8 30.dxc6 ♖xe1+ 31.♘xe1 ♕c7 32.♖xb5 g6 33.♖c5 ♘e5 34.♗e4 ♘g4 35.♘d3 ♔g7 36.♗f3 ♘f6 37.♘b4 h5 38.♖dc1 ♖a7 39.♘d5 ♘xd5 40.♗xd5 ♕d8 41.c7 ♖xc7 42.♖xc7 ♕xd5 43.♖e1 ♔h6 44.♖ee7 f6 45.♖ed7 ♕a5 46.f4 g5 47.♔h2 ♔g6 48.fxg5 ♔xg5 49.♖h7 f5 50.♖cg7+ ♔f6 51.♖a7 ♕b4 52.♖a6+ ♔e5 53.♖xh5 ♕b1 54.♖a5+ ♔f6 55.♖axf5+ ♔g6 56.♖fg5+ ♔f6 57.♖b5 ♕c2 58.♖h6+ ♔g7 59.♖bb6 ♕c5 60.♖bg6+ ♔f8 61.♖h7 ♕f5 62.♖gg7 ♕e6 63.♖e7