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Garry Kasparov vs Viswanathan Anand
"Stuck Inside of Mobile" (game of the day Aug-10-10)
Tal Memorial (1995)  ·  Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Anderssen Variation Cordel Line (C51)  ·  1-0
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Aug-10-10  gus inn: <Once> Thanks for the lyrics. These were the times.
Aug-10-10  WhiteRook48: eh that's... interesting
Aug-10-10  screwdriver: I think Anand should've played on. I saw crafty's analysis above by PawnToFour and it seems like black should've played somewhat longer. Why resign?
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  kevin86: The bishop at e6 is about to face much pressure!
Aug-10-10  Lil Swine: how corny
Aug-10-10  Ferro: ALEKHINE
Aug-10-10  bengalcat47: <thegoodanarchist> "The spirit of Tal must have been delighted to see the Evans Gambit in his memorial tournament." I think that Morphy would also have enjoyed this game!
Aug-10-10  drnooo: these chessmen are no clues
and this dope's as bad as the booze
I want to drive
but all I have are worn down shoes
and try to feel alive
around this zombie crew
o mama can this really be the end
to be stuck inside of Mobile
with the Memphis blues again
Aug-10-10  drnooo: a little ditty done for the occasion
of the occasion
in the spirit of the bayonet
Aug-10-10  drnooo: also dont forget Fischer was much more
impressed with people who could write
songs than with mere chessplaying ability....if we can go by his comments in that notorious Phillipine interview when he was playing records
and disc jockeying or was it dis- joking?
Aug-10-10  Ferro: CHIGORIN
Aug-10-10  Stormbringer: @culei - well, this was Anand 15 years ago, but don't underestimate how dominant Kasparov was back then, his 2800+ rating may not seem so impressive in the current days of gross inflation, but the equivalent rating these days for how dominant he was back then would be 2900+.
Aug-10-10  Ferro: kasparov = alekhine
anand = tartakower
Aug-10-10  drnooo: I suspect Anand was a better player
then than now: just I, let others go
their own way, just as Krammnik was
better then too. Krammnik got lucky
beating Kasparov, even though their
record against each other is astonishing, he might have even been slightly better than Kaspy when the queens were off the board, and in that short match Kasparov never got quite wise enough. Without the berlin defense any other opening, the result might well have been far different...or not. Main point is that Anand was better, just that now nobody is around to challenge him except youknowwho and I dont mean Krammnik. Perhaps, deep down, once was enough for Vlad: he beat the best and maybe for a short spell WAS the best. Who can say.
Aug-10-10  culei: <Screwdriver> can you tell me at least 1 move anand couldhavedone To not lose a piece at least and in a bad position like that Where I got with my brain analyzing it was done so maybe if you show me at least a move we coulddo something Just remember that bishop h6 is worthless
So in a friendly way I challenge you to find something
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  ajile: The interesting move is 5..Bd6 as shown here in the database. Point is that Black doesn't have to take on d4 after 5.d4.

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May-04-11  djuricv: Why not Bh6 at the final position? I cant see white can win. In fact, black has a good chance for win.
May-05-11  SimonWebbsTiger: @djuricv

25...Bh6 is met by 26. Bc4

May-05-11  apexin: Is 22...Qe7 a better defence?
Dec-15-11  serenpidity.ejd: <Kasparov: The Greatest Attacking Chess Player of our time, and perhaps of all time.>

In this game, like most of Kas games, his opponent was simply out-clashed in the opening.

Anand did not seem to perform like a challenger, but player out of an exhibition game

Dec-15-11  serenpidity.ejd: <MUST-SEE and MUST-PLAY GAME.>
Apr-05-12  Ulhumbrus: Apart from 7...d6 another alternative to 7...exd4 is 7...f6. One justification for 7....f6 is that White seems unable to get either White's queen or White's king's bishop on the diagonal a2-g8 in time to prevent Black's King from castling into safety eg 7...f6 8 dxe4 fxe4 9 Nxe5 Nf6 gets ready to castle. Or 7...f6 8 a4 d5 9 exd5 Qxd5 10 Qc2 Be6 gets ready to castle on the queen side.
May-02-12  Ulhumbrus: One interesting alternative way to displace White's queen from the central square d4 by 9...Nc6 is the pawn advance 9...c5 which clears the square c7 for Black's king's knight and queen and which opens the diagonal a5-d8 for the use of black's queen. Then on 10 Qh4 Nd5 11 Qg3 Black can consider 11...Kf8 or 11...Rg8 declaring that Black plans to castle on the queen side
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  PawnSac: < serenpidity.ejd: <Kasparov: The Greatest Attacking Chess Player of our time, and perhaps of all time.>

In this game, like most of Kas games, his opponent was simply out-clashed in the opening.

Anand did not seem to perform like a challenger, but player out of an exhibition game >

One of Garry's strengths was his deep and powerful opening preparation. Several of his great wins came right out of his prepared analysis. What we see in this game is unquestionably a prepared variation from home analysis, intended against a higher caliber player, that would afford him a strong plus out of the opening, even at the cost of 2 pawns. In addition, it would also give him a great advantage on the clock!

Anand, on the other hand, is facing a prepared variation, having to do all his analysis over the board while the clock is ticking. It is most likely the case that Vishy was already getting low on time at move 25, and therefore in the big picture, realized there would be no way to survive Garry's strong positional advantage having to play it out at blitz speed while Garry most likely had well over an hour on his clock. Being outplayed AND outclocked, the wind was gone from his sails. I can understand his resignation.

I would not be so hard on Vishy, since there have only been a few players in history that have prevailed against rigid home preparation. One that comes to mind is Capablanca when playing the white pieces in a Ruy Lopez game, and Frank Marshall unleashed his Marshall Gambit on him; A line that was specially prepared just for a confrontation with Capa. Capa's win in that game was nothing less than heroic, and became one of the great games of the century.

Now, in this game, Vishy probably never expected the Evans from Garry, and obviously was not prepared to meet it, especially considering the new handling of the opening that Garry worked out.

Nov-19-16  Christoforus Polacco: After 22... Qe7 is possible : 23.Bb5+ Bd7 24.Re1 with strong attack
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