|Nov-26-04|| ||Nezhmetdinov: So smooth you can hardly believe it; no bumps nor ruffles just death processing quietly along... poor Tolya. |
|Dec-01-04|| ||siggemannen: Don't know why but i don't like 11... e5 from Karpov, 11... Nf6 etc seems more natural, but this was in early days of Ng5-Caro |
|Aug-08-06|| ||KingG: What was wrong with 22...Nxe6 ? White still better, but surely it must be better than damaging the pawn structure around the king?|
|Aug-09-06|| ||positionalgenius: <KingG>Proud of myself,found this on my own just looking at the position.
If Karpov plays 22...Nxe6 garry plays
Qf5 threatening mate.So Karpov plays Kf8 and Rxe6! wins a piece.I will analyze further,as i think i missed something there,but I think thats why Karpov played fxe6.
|Aug-09-06|| ||KingG: <positionalgenius> After 22...Nxe6 23.Qf5, Black can just cover the h7 square by moving the knight back, 23...Nf8. Very passive, but White still needs to find a way of breaking through.|
|Aug-09-06|| ||positionalgenius: <KingG>true.I missed that.I will analyze further...|
|Aug-10-06|| ||positionalgenius: <KingG>I know why.Garry foresaw the coming endgame and knew the bishop would be stronger than knight so he traded.As far as Karpov's recapture its possible he wanted to move a pawn closer to the center to prepare for the endgame.|
|Aug-10-06|| ||s4life: <23...Nf8. Very passive, but White still needs to find a way of breaking through>|
After Nf8, white can simply play Bb3 and then Rf3, with the possible intermezzo Rg3 and the threat of Qxh6 would give white a tremendous pressure.
|Jan-30-13|| ||achieve: This is indeed quite a gem, and the technique at display here from Kasparov reminds me very much of today's Carlsen: extremely powerful! - esp. in middle and endgame.|
Half of the pieces traded by move 17, looks rather drawish, no tension in the center (d- and e-pawns already exchanged) - and after one or two tiny mistakes perhaps, a remarkable, looong, squeeze is being performed by Kasparov. Mathematical precision.