|Mar-19-05|| ||samikd: Wonderfully insructive positional chess as well as endgame |
|Mar-19-05|| ||BadTemper: It's games like this that make me think Kasparov is decent at chess. |
|Mar-19-05|| ||offramp: Garry used to play the Tarrasch but he had some unpleasant experiences against the mighty Karpov and he gave it up. |
|Mar-19-05|| ||Zivildiener: and we won't see any more of this :( :( |
|Mar-19-05|| ||kevin86: It was said that when a griot died,that a library burned to the ground. A griot was an oral historian in Africa (a theme echoed in FAHRENHEIT 451-when people memorize books to keep them alive)---maybe we can say,in a somewhat lesser way, that about a great chess player retiring.|
We will sorely miss Mr. Kasparov's chess.
Here is a good example to chew on.
|Mar-19-05|| ||Kingsandsquares: Just to be precise, and oral historian in Western Africa. Africa is a big place, after all. |
|Mar-19-05|| ||patzer2: The theory and play behind this game illustrate that at the top levels, Black is at best apparently playing for a draw in the Tarrasch.|
The first 18 moves had been played previously to a draw in Kramnik vs Illescas-Cordoba, 1993. Kasparov's 19. Qd4!? was a novelty, reinforcing the blockade on the weak c6 pawn. Even so, it seems to me Black might have improved over <21...Ne4> with 21...Qa5!? 22.Qc3 (22.a4 Nd7=) 22...Qxc3 23.Rxc3 a5 24.e3 Nd7 25.Nxd7 Bxd7 26.Rd1 Rb7 27.Rc5 Rxb3 28.Rxa5 Rb7 29.a4 Kf8=. Additionally, Black's results in securing a draw with 18...Bf6 in T Polak vs T Civin, 2001, might suggest there is some drawing potential still left in the old Tarrasch.
After 23. Nxe4!, Kasparov secures a decisive passed pawn.
|Mar-19-05|| ||ajile: Anytime you play an early D5 and C5 as Black against the QG Declined it's gotta be suspect. |
|Mar-21-05|| ||kevin86: <K&S> there were oral historians throught the world-but,you're right,only in Western Africa,were they called "griots"-I believe the word is Mandinke |
|Oct-24-05|| ||alexandrovm: Miguel could never won over Garry|
|Jul-15-06|| ||KingG: This game reminds me a lot of the classic Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908.|
|Oct-11-06|| ||Minty: <patzer2: ...Even so, it seems to me Black might have improved over 21...Ne4 with 21...Qa5!?>|
The simple 21...a5 looks like an improvement to me, stopping white from securing c5 with 22. b4
|Oct-11-06|| ||euripides: This game is one of a rather instructive trilogy:
Kramnik vs Illescas-Cordoba, 1994
Karpov vs Illescas-Cordoba, 1993
|Mar-28-08|| ||fm avari viraf: Instead of 21...Ne4, if Black tries to win a pawn with 21...Rxe2? then White will win a piece as 22.Rxe2 Qxe2 23.Qf4! attacking the Rook and the Bishop, hence, the text move.|