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Garry Kasparov vs Boris Gelfand
Paris (1991) (rapid), Paris FRA, rd 1, Nov-??
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Variation (B87)  ·  1-0


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Mar-10-04  vishyanand: Why did Gelfand play ..35.bxc3??
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  Andrew Chapman: time trouble?
Nov-12-05  TopaLove: Itīs interesting to watch Kasparov playing 6.♗c4, cause itīs not his usual continuation as White.
Nov-12-05  russep: What is his usual continuation as white??
Nov-12-05  TheParadigm: The last move should be 36. e5+
Nov-13-05  russep: I mean what is Kasparovs usual continuation as white agains the Najdorf
Nov-16-05  TopaLove: <russep> People donīt dare to play the najdorf agaisnt Kasparov.

Though itīs more usual to see Kasparov playing 6.♗g5 or 6.♗e3

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  Richard Taylor: Gelfand played the Najdorf and as here he was winning!
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  Richard Taylor: He was at least= Gelfand played well until his blunder.
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  Richard Taylor: Morozevich vs Kasparov, 2001

Here is Kasparov playing the same var as Gelfand here and winning!

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  MaxxLange: Gazza was operating on a higher level, he just owned the Najdorf.

Gelfand played very well, but he finally broke under the pressure. Time trouble may well have been a factor

Apr-16-12  Savarkar 22: How abt Qg5 as blacks next move...and y exactly is this position resignable can anyone explain
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  cjrubiks: It's reasonable because Gelfand is in check and will lose the queen.
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  offramp: This game was played with 25min for each side, no increment. So both players would have been a bit short of time at the end.

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Gelfand chases the bishop back and Kasparov makes room to retreat it... 33....a5
34. c3 a4 <Instead of this Gelfand could have played 34...bxc3, but he pushes the bishop back first.>
35. Bc2 bxc3? <The game was level, but the clocks were not.>
36. e5+ <winning the black queen.>

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