Kramnik vs Deep Fritz: Another Draw in Game 4

12.02.06 Using the Petroff Defence, Kramnik came out of the opening phase of the game solid but by the computer's twenty-third move 23.Ra1-e1, he was nearly a full pawn down according to Fritz's positional analysis. The World Champion dourly held on and by move fifty-four it was a dead draw. Current match score: Kramnik 1.5 - Deep Fritz 2.5. Watch Game 5 here via our LIVE Game Link.

Official Match Schedule
All games will take place at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard

Game 1: Saturday 11.25.2006
Game 2: Monday 11.27.2006
Game 3: Wednesday 11.29.2006
Game 4: Friday 12.01.2006
Game 5: Sunday 12.03.2006
Game 6: Tuesday 12.05.2006

Replay Game 4 here. After loading the game you can use the controls at the bottom of the notation window to play, pause and advance the game move by move.

Game 4
Deep Fritz 10 - Kramnik,Vladimir (2750) [C43]
Man vs Machine Bonn, Germany 12.01.2006

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 d5 5.Nxe5 Nd7 6.Nxd7 Bxd7 7.0-0 Bd6 8.Qh5 Qf6 9.Nc3 Qxd4 10.Nxd5 Bc6 11.Ne3 g6 12.Qh3 Ng5 13.Qg4 Qf4 14.Qxf4 Bxf4 15.Nc4 Ne6 16.Bxf4 Nxf4 17.Rfe1+ Kf8 18.Bf1 Bb5 19.a4 Ba6 20.b4 Bxc4 21.Bxc4 Rd8 22.Re4 Nh5 23.Rae1 Rd7 24.h3 Ng7 25.Re5 Nf5 26.Bb5 c6 27.Bd3 Nd6 28.g4 Kg7 29.f4 Rhd8 30.Kg2 Nc8 31.a5 Rd4 32.R5e4 Kf8 33.Kf3 h6 34.Rxd4 Rxd4 35.Re4 Rd6 36.Ke3 g5 37.Rd4 Ke7 38.c4 Rxd4 39.Kxd4 gxf4 40.Ke4 Kf6 41.Kxf4 Ne7 42.Be4 b6 43.c5 bxc5 44.bxc5 Ng6+ 45.Ke3 Ne7 46.Kd4 Ke6 47.Bf3 f5 48.Bd1 Kf6 49.Bc2 fxg4 50.hxg4 Ke6 51.Bb1 Kf6 52.Be4 Ke6 53.Bh1 Kf6 54.Bf3 Ke6 ¬‡-¬‡

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Deep Fritz

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Images from Game 4

Mathias Feist waits for Valdimir Kramnik before Game 4...

...and then the Game begins.

The players in front of the massive projection screen in the National Art Gallery in Bonn, Germany.

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