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Garry Kasparov vs Alexey Dreev
Kremlin Stars Rapid (1996), Moscow RUS, rd 2, Apr-29
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Modern Defense (B13)  ·  0-1


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  refutor: excellent endgame technique displayed by dreev (although i'm sure kasparov was in time trouble at that point considering it was a G/25). interesting that kasparov would choose the caro-kann against dreev rather than the slav, but i guess dreev is an expert on both variations. i don't play this line as black, but all the bishop moves in the opening by black are painful to me. interesting that white can't use those tempi more effectively, as kasparov had a tough time breaching the fortress
Feb-03-04  lordhazol: Its interesting that while 4 match between Kasparov and Dreev who plays black he wins.
Feb-03-04  rover: Why not 73.Rh6?
Feb-03-04  technical draw: <rover> If 73.Rh6 then 73..Kg3 and the white rook has to go back to g6 to avoid the mate.
Feb-03-04  technical draw: In fact looking at it again, if 73.Rh6 then it's a draw! 73..Kg6 74.Rg6+ Kh6! draw.
Feb-03-04  TrueFiendish: After 73.Rh6 white is not threatening to take the pawn as he would be mated, but Rh3+ is in the offing...surely this can't win for black.
Apr-27-07  Vollmer: The Panov-Botvinnik Attack offers chances to each side for victory . Since Kasparov beat Anand in this line a month prior I think he had confidence in his preparation . Lets see where the games diverge . On move 6 Anand played e6 and Dreev played Be6 . 6...Be6 is an uncommon response played since at least the 1940's (Liublinski-Flohr 1949). I would not be surprised if Dreev noted the Anand game and spent some time studying 6...Be6 lines . Nothing like an obscure improvement to befuddle a more skilled opponent ... lol .

Later in 1996 Leko played 7...Qd7 against Topalov and went on to win in 28 moves . 7.a3 seems somewhat 'anemic' to me as White has 7.Nf3 , g3 , and Bxf6 as options here ; all 'fighting' moves more in the spirit of the opening .

Apr-27-07  Vollmer: BTW , Chessmaster 9000 played 7.Be2 against me in a 45 min game and it was even after 47 moves in an unbalanced endgame .
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  YouRang: <Tablebase analysis> After 79 moves, we have this position (black just moved his rook from e2 to e4):

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Kasparov can now draw with the simple, and fairly obvious 80. Rxe4! (the only move that saves the draw) and after 80...Kxe4, white easily gains the opposition and draws.

Kasparov (in time trouble maybe?) played the losing 80. Rh2?, and (probably furious with himself) resigned a move later.

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  acirce: Yes, incredible that Kasparov missed that. Was the time control simply 25 minutes per game with no increment?
Jan-09-08  MichAdams: Yes, PCA rapidplay games were 25 0.
Feb-27-09  ToTheDeath: Kasparov is not much of a rapid player- as least not relative to his overall strength. It's been shown again and again, most recently in the match with Karpov.
Sep-05-09  timhortons: kasparov got into time trouble.

panov attack is dreevs master piece...ideas just flow if you like the line..

Sep-05-09  kingsindian2006: by move 54, garry is down 2 pawns with one of them being a passed pawn.. i was impressed how he got himself back in the game and even took the tempo by move 73. i learned alot from that stretch of the game.
Sep-05-09  aazqua: I simply cannot believe Kasparov failed to play 80 Rxe4. I was playing the game through, watching Kasparov fall into what looked like a probably losing position when he succeeded in liquidating some pawns and the having the opportunity to trade into a dead drawn endgame. R*R and then K*R k-e2 and white has the opposition and a draw. If p*r then d5 and it's still a draw as both sides queen or white just plays ke1 forcing k*p and kd2 with the same fraw.

Absolutely baffling.

Jun-13-18  residentlegal: great defence by Dreev against one of the greatest to touch a chessboard
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