Kramnik vs Deep Fritz: Game 5 Drawn; Kramnik Cannot Win Match

12.03.06 For his last at board with the white pieces in this match, Vladimir Kramnik chose 1. d4 again but this time around, rather than a Catalan, Deep Fritz played into a super-solid Nimzo-Indian Defence. As this was Kramnik's last chance for a win in this match he fought ferociously. A victory was not to be however as the computer forced a triple repeat of position and secured the draw in thirty-five moves. This game brings into high relief just how difficult it is--even with an advantageous poition--to beat Deep Fritz. Current match score: Kramnik 2 - Deep Fritz 3.
Watch Game 6 here via our LIVE Game Link.

The draw is agreed in Game 5. With a win on Tuesday Kramnik can draw this match.

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 5 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 5
Kramnik,Vladimir (2750) - Deep Fritz 10 [E51]
Man vs Machine Bonn, Germany 12.03.2006
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.e3 0-0 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 c5 8.Bb2 Nc6 9.Rc1 Re8 10.Bd3 dxc4 11.Bxc4 e5 12.dxe5 Qxd1+ 13.Rxd1 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 Rxe5 15.Be2 Bd7 16.c4 Re7 17.h4 Ne4 18.h5 Ba4 19.Rd3 b5 20.cxb5 Bxb5 21.Rd1 Bxe2 22.Kxe2 Rb8 23.Ba1 f5 24.Rd5 Rb3 25.Rxf5 Rxa3 26.Rb1 Re8 27.Rf4 Ra2+ 28.Ke1 h6 29.Rg4 g5 30.hxg6 Nxf2 31.Rh4 Rf8 32.Kf1 Nh3+ 33.Ke1 Nf2 34.Kf1 Nh3+ 35.Ke1 ¬‡-¬‡.

Kramnik digging hard in Game 5.

Deep Fritz will repeat the position and the game will be drawn in two more moves.

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