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Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov
"The Brisbane Bombshell" (game of the day Nov-11-16)
Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1985)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation. Gary Gambit (B44)  ·  0-1
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Jul-05-16  Bhoop Nath: on the move 8th john emms wrote in his book"200 Amamzing chess moves-d5!!is a Magnificent move but i don't believe this how can it be a possible??
Jul-05-16  john barleycorn: <Bhoop Nath> 8....d5 was showered with praise and so was Kasparov. Further investigations showed 2 things

a) it was not a novelty

b) it was not the egg of Columbus

Jul-30-16  j4jishnu: 16. Kd3 is a masterpiece. Had there been a Nobel Prize for Chess, this game of Kasparov would definitely win it. Kudos Kasparov.
Aug-02-16  j4jishnu: This is definitely my personal favourite game of all time. My second favourite is Viswanathan Anand vs Veselin Topalov titled "23rd Century Chess" played at the MTel Masters (2005).
Nov-11-16  breakbad: "The Brisbane Bombshell" (game of the day Nov-11-16)
Nov-11-16  pmukerji: Awesome game. What happens if Karpov plays 34. Bxe4? do the remaining moves go?
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  offramp: <breakbad: "The Brisbane Bombshell" (game of the day Nov-11-16)>

Why is it called the Brisbane Bombshell?

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  ajile: When I saw 8..d5 my immediate thought was Kasparov didn't want to play Black against the Maróczy Bind AND play it against one of the best positional players in history.
Nov-11-16  cunctatorg: Just one of Garry Kasparov's many positional masterpieces, certainly the most glorious and impressive!!
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  perfidious: <cunctatorg: Just one of Garry Kasparov's many positional masterpieces, certainly the most glorious and impressive!!>

Here is another gem: Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982.

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  optimal play: Kasparov "played around that pawn as if it were an old chair"
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  offramp: Why is it called the Melbourne Micktake?
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  HeMateMe: Why Sydney Surprise? Kasparov is greatest of all time chess players is my thinking of course.
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  offramp: Why is this called the Darwin Disaster?
Nov-11-16  Haiderobeiss: Had Karpov played the e4 opening ever after this game ?
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  offramp: <Haiderobeiss: Had Karpov played the e4 opening ever after this game ?>

He did, but not often. His best results were with 1. d4 or 1. c4.

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  beatgiant: Why Perth Poisoned Pawn? Why Geelong Gambit? Why Wagga Wagga Wreckage?

Can someone post a complete list of these?

Nov-11-16  CountryGirl: Sorry, why the 'Brisbane Bombshell' ?? Is the game somehow a good looking blonde female? or some reincarnation of late premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen?? wth?
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <CountryGirl: Sorry, why the 'Brisbane Bombshell' ?? Is the game somehow a good looking blonde female? or some reincarnation of late premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen?? wth?>

As noted on earlier pages, the title is a reference to Tim Krabbé's chess short story "Master Jacobson"; you can read it at if you're interested.

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  perfidious: < Haiderobeiss: Had Karpov played the e4 opening ever after this game ?>

He tended to play largely 1.d4 thereafter, with some instances of 1.c4 and against high-class opposition, almost abandoned 1.e4.

Nov-11-16  CountryGirl: Thanks, Switching :)
Nov-11-16  morfishine: Great game no matter how pathetic and irrelevant this dumb game title is...


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  kevin86: White goes down AND hard!
Nov-12-16  Howard: Wasn't this game a GOTD on a previous occasion ?! If not, I find it hard to believe.
Nov-13-16  gareeb: <Howard>. Yes it was ..!!
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