The above is the final position when Kramnik resigned.

Svidler – Kramnik [C42]
2005 Russian Championship – Round 1, December 19, 2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Be7 7.Be3 0–0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.0–0–0 Ne5 10.h4 A very interesting move, something which surprised Kramnik. 10…Re8 A move which does not really do much in this position. It would be better to continue to develop his Bishop. [10…Be6 11.h5 h6=] 11.h5 Bf6 12.Kb1 a6 Black cannot afford to play a6 then b5. Way too slow while White has too much play on the Kingside. 13.Nh2 b5 14.Be2 Bb7 [14…Nc4 15.Bxc4 bxc4 16.g4 Rb8 17.g5 Be7 18.g6 Qd7 19.gxh7+ Kxh7 20.h6 Qb5 21.Qc1 +=(21.b3 Bb7 22.f3 cxb3 23.cxb3 Qf5+ 24.Ka1 g6 +=) ] 15.f4 Nd7 [15…Nc4 16.Bxc4 bxc4 =] 16.Bf3 Bxf3 17.gxf3!? [17.Nxf3 a5 18.g4 b4 19.c4 Rb8 (19…b3 20.g5 bxc2+ 21.Kxc2 Qe7 22.Bf2 Qe4+ 23.Qd3 Qxd3+ 24.Rxd3 Re2+ 25.Rd2 Rxd2+ 26.Nxd2 +=) 20.g5 Bc3 21.Qd3 +-] 17…Qe7 18.Ng4 Qe6 19.Rdg1 Kh8 20.h6 g6 += 21.Re1 Qf5 22.Bd4 [22.Nxf6 Nxf6 23.Rhg1 Nd7 24.Rg5± Qh3 25.Qd5 f6 26.f5!! Ne5 27.fxg6!±] 22…Bxd4 23.Qxd4+± f6 24.a3 [24.Ne3!±] 24…Re6? Losing a pawn. [24…Qc5 25.Qxc5 dxc5 +=] 25.Ne3 Qc5 26.Nd5 Rae8 27.Rxe6 Rxe6 28.Qxc5 dxc5 29.Nxc7 Rc6 30.Ne8 Kg8 31.Rd1 Nf8 32.Nd6 f5 33.a4 Ne6 34.axb5 axb5 35.Nxb5 Nxf4+- Excellent endgame techniques by Svidler. 36.Rd8+ Kf7 37.Rd7+ Kf6 38.Rxh7 Kg5 39.b3 Ne6 40.Kb2 [40.Rc7!! Nxc7 41.h7 Nxb5 42.h8Q+-] 40…Kh5 41.Rc7 Rb6 42.h7 Rb8 43.Re7 Ng5 44.f4 Nh3 45.Nc7 Rh8 46.Nd5 g5 47.fxg5 Nxg5 48.Re5 1–0

Replay this game: (thanks to Chris Tilling)

Standing after Round 1:

1- 2 Sergei Rublevsky, Peter Svidler (1)

3-10 Alexey Dreev, Dmitry Jakovenko, Alexander Khalifman, Alexander Morozevich, Alexander Motylev, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Sergey Volkov, Vadim Zvjaginsev (.5)

11-12 Evgeny Bareev, Vladimir Kramnik (0)

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