Kramnik V. - Naiditsch A.
Dortmund (10) 2009
It was very brave of Naiditsch to confront Kramnik in this, the Vienna variation, one of the sharpest of all Queen's Gambit lines. He ventured the Vienna in an earlier round against Leko and got quite a good game,so why not again? As we will see, Kramnik has an improvement ready.
17. Qxe5 fxe5 18. Nb3 Nxb3 19. axb3
The point of White's last move. Black's King is caught in the middle and he has no obvious way to simplify.
Forced and forcing. White gets a lot of pawns for the exchange.
A horrible position for Black to play, with his open King and the everpresent threat of f4-f5-f6.
As after 42...Kb7 43 Na5+! Qxa5 44 Qxf2 is an easy win. Great entertainment!1-0