December 18, 2008

Are you smarter than a WC?

Here is the link to the actual game Vladimir Kramnik vs Garry Kasparov

Notice that both players have ratings above 2800 mark. Kasparov’s 2838 is impressive even in today’s “money” and he is not too far from his peak of 2851 which he had the previous year (during Corus 2000).

Here is something else you might find interesting. According to my engine the move 49… Bg3+, which Kasparov played, is “mate is 7”. Usually in such positions GMs resign saving themselves the embarrassment. Why was Mr. Kramnik playing on? I don’t think he was hoping for a miracle. Can we assume that he also missed the mate?

Originally posted by SusanPolgar here: Are you smarter than a WC?