chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Boris Gulko vs Garry Kasparov
URS-ch49 (1981), Frunze KGZ, rd 10, Dec-??
Benoni Defense: King Pawn lines (A65)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 7 more Gulko/Kasparov games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can change the color of the light and dark squares by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Or, you can change it with the "SETTINGS" link in the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-18-05  freshstart: Kasparov's kingside attack didn't look very convincing in this game.

Gulko didn't have to do anything too special to win - he just blocked the attack and took the odd pawn when it was offered.

Jan-04-06  trolls: Well, this was certainly good opening
preparation by one of these players.
Right offhand, I'm going to say Gulko, since Gazz looked to be positionally busted by about move 15. Course, that stuff happens in the Benoni all the time. All the variations are bad for Black, who's actually positionally busted in every
one. You just have to play thru that.
Sep-05-06  shr0pshire: After 7. f3 this position is similiar to the Samisch variation of the King's Indian.

8. Bg5, this is the main line and hopes to create weaknesses on black's kingside by provoking the h and then the g pawns.

Black delays castling until move 18, which I think is important. Black avoids the main theory and doesn't castle immediately. This may not be too importnat, but it is just one of several things that black does to break from conventional theory.

Next, black doesn't bring his rook out to e8 in the opening. This is a traditional outpost for the rook to keep in check white's pawn pushes down the center of the board. Instead black uses his queen, which decreases her mobility and effectiveness.

In the only other game similar to this in the databse M Lanzani vs K Mokry, 1982 black doesn't so aggressively take out his pieces in the beginning and sticks closer to the theory.

Hmmm... just some thoughts, but I haven't studied the Samisch Benoni or the Samisch King's Indian very much.

Sep-06-06  RookFile: If Gulko had not been oppressed, it is quite possible he would have become world champion.
Sep-06-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Gulko has had an excellent career and he won a few games from Kasparov when Kasparov was young but your speculation seems a bit far-fetched.
Sep-06-06  RookFile: This guy won the USSR championship and the the US championship. Sandwiched in between this were YEARS of oppression because the Russians would not let him travel to foreign tournaments. He went on hunger strikes and basically could not play chess.
Nov-14-06  HEDGEHOG STYLIST: I think that a lot of theory and analysis is good up to a point until the game is steered into unknown waters to continuations that have not been explored. I.e., White takes advantage of an open file, which is offset by Black's strategy which appears to be minacing, but turns out to be purely psychological-as long as White plays carefully, and not overplay the position. I find backward pawns to be a good way to get steer your opponen'ts mind away from the real plan, since he is fixed on pawn-snatching. As Korchnoi once said, "A pawn is a pawn."
Nov-23-07  ToTheDeath: Kasparov allowed White too much positionally on the queenside and had to fish in muddy waters on the kingside. But Gulko simply would not allow him any active play. Nice game.
Jan-08-10  funkymihir: why did kaspa resign???? pls tell me. plssssss
Dec-28-10  laskereshevsky: <<Mar-18-05 freshstart>>: <.......Gulko didn't have to do anything too special to win - he just blocked the attack and took the odd pawn when it was offered.>

More or less is the same strategy used by Keres against Tal.....

Feb-23-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  ray keene: black resigned because he is three pawns down with a passive position-db lund tried a very similar variation against me in 1982 the year following this game-he castled earlier but still got a bad game on the queen side <keene v lund london 1982>
Feb-23-11  fab4: <ray keene: black resigned because he is three pawns down with a passive position-db lund tried a very similar variation against me in 1982 the year following this game-he castled earlier but still got a bad game on the queen side <keene v lund london 1982>>

At a glance, Gazza's queen moves, then 38.Bd3 forcing 38... Nd3, when 39.Qg6 seems to win ?

May-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "In this game you can see the right method of playing against Kasparov, don't give him the initiative."

- GM Boris Gulko

May-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  andrewjsacks: Yes, but as with a lot of good advice, much easier to say than to do...
Jul-16-15  tivrfoa: I`m looking some kaspy games, and most of his loses he played Benoni. I don`t know why he insisted with this opening.
Jul-17-15  tivrfoa: <tivrfoa: I`m looking some kaspy games, and most of his loses he played Benoni. I don`t know why he insisted with this opening.> Maybe because of this: Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1982
It looks like an King's Indian in a different move order (?)
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Lessons with a Grandmaster 1
by stevehrop
Benoni w/f3
from Craigokat's favorite games by Craigokat
Boris Gulko beat Garry Kasparov 3 to 1, with 4 draws.
from OOO.... Outsiders Outplaying Outstandings by laskereshevsky
Zonal Tournament Game #10
from Road to the Championship - Garry Kasparov (I) by Fischer of Men
Lessons with a Grandmaster
by LionHeart40
Queen's Pawn 2
by GiantPickle
Round Ten, Game #85
from USSR Championship 1981 by suenteus po 147
Black should have maneuvered behind the ranks a little.
from HEDGEHOG STYLIST's favorite games by HEDGEHOG STYLIST


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC