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|Nov-06-08|| ||njchess: 8. Rc1 in this position is a common move for white. It is based on the knowledge that sooner or later black will either capture on c4 followed by a recapture (usually with the bishop), or white will play cxd5. Either way the c-file becomes open to white and the rook now on c1 becomes active, if not well placed.|
|Nov-06-08|| ||njchess: This game took place in Leningrad. Interestingly, after this game, Karpov won the next three games.|
|Nov-06-08|| ||nikolajewitsch: I hate to sound like a fanatic of political correctness, but I feel that the name of this game is somewhat inappropriate, considering that the siege of Leningrad was one of the great war crimes of the 20th century...|
|Nov-06-08|| ||Eyal: <Interestingly, after this game, Karpov won the next three games.>|
No - those were games 17-19; this was game 22 (the last decisive game of the match).
|Nov-06-08|| ||Shams: from Andrew Soltis, in a column on sealed moves:
<Even positions heavily investigated by spectators often spawn surprises. When the crucial twenty-second game of the 1986 world championship match was adjourned, virtually all of the high-Elo commentators said the issue was still in doubt, "on-the-one-hand-this-but-on-the-other-hand-that."
The next day, Garry Kasparov's 41. Nd7! came out of the envelope and forced Anatoly Karpov's resignation in a few moves. (Kasparov, incidentally, has said the most beautiful combination he ever played came to him as he sealed his forty-first move in a game from the 1981 World Youth Team Championship.)>
anyone know which 1981 WYTC game is referenced here?
|Nov-06-08|| ||njchess: Eyal... my bad.|
|Nov-06-08|| ||tivrfoa: thanks njchess for your reply.|
|Nov-06-08|| ||areknames: How does Kasparov win after 43..Rxb4? Does the b pawn then become a decisive factor?|
|Nov-07-08|| ||Eyal: <How does Kasparov win after 43..Rxb4? Does the b pawn then become a decisive factor?>|
Yes - in combination with the way Black's pieces are tied to the K-side, to defend against White's mate threats. If Black tries (after 44.axb4) 44...f6, to activate the bishop, White simply exchanges all four pieces on g6 and queens the b-pawn (note that the white king is just in time to catch Black's d-pawn). A nice line is 43...Rxb4 44.axb4 d4 45.b5 d3 46.b6
d2 47.b7 d1=Q 48.b8=Q:
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Both sides have queened, but Black is completely lost, since he would have to give up a queen to avoid mate after Nxg6 (or be mated immediately after 48...Bh7 49.Qbf4+).
|Nov-07-08|| ||areknames: Thanks, <Eyal>. There's also a cute mate in the position you give if Blacks tries to cover the f4 square with, let's say 48..Qd2. Then follows 49.Nxg6 Qxg6 50.Qh8+ Qh7 51.Qgxg7 mate!|
|Nov-24-08|| ||Andrijadj: Well,from Karpov's point of view,this game was a chess war crime...|
|Dec-04-08|| ||PaulLovric: <njchess: This game took place in Leningrad. Interestingly, after this game, Karpov won the next three games.> then an appropriate game between a german and russian opponent would be apt for the title of this pun, without the loss of over a million lives. i would have to agree with this guy <nikolajewitsch: I hate to sound like a fanatic of political correctness, but I feel that the name of this game is somewhat inappropriate, considering that the siege of Leningrad was one of the great war crimes of the 20th century...>|
|May-01-09|| ||notyetagm: <The game of the year according to '64'>
Game Collection: Thunderstorms from a Blue Sky|
Does anyone know where to find a list of 64's Games Of The Year online?
|Jun-29-09|| ||Knight13: <PaulLovric: why is this called the siege of leningrad?> See Black's king. Also these two players are both Russians.|
|Dec-22-09|| ||Touchdown: 34...a4 is the decisive mistake. Kasparov suggested 34...Rb1+ 35.Kh2 Qa6 36.Re8 Qf1 37.Qf3 and missed Re1!! as said. |
But if White plays 36.Rc7 he keeps big advantage (36...Re1 37.Nxg6 fxg6 38.Qf6 and mate). 36...Qe6 seems to be better. 37.Qf4 Qf6 38.Qxf6 gxf6 39.Nxf7 Fxf7 40.Rxf7+ Kg6 41.Ra7 but Black can hold the endgame.
Maybe 36.Rc6 is antoher good way.
|Jul-30-10|| ||talisman: why not 30. X g6? just curious.|
|Aug-19-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Kasparov's comments in "Unlimited Challenge":
"On the day of game twenty-two it had rained incessantly, but when we drove to the hotel it suddenly stopped. Getting out of the car I looked up, and there in the sky above the Leningrad Hotel was the brightest and most beautiful rainbow I had ever seen. To my romantic and slightly superstitious mind, it was a sign from above.
In a Queen's Gambit Declined I managed to seize the initiative. Putting on the pressure, White gained the advantage and won a pawn a few moves before the time control: but in exchange, Karpov succeeded in bringing his pieces into highly active play. The position at the adjournment looked like a draw. At the press centre, the pieces on the board were spiritedly shifted this way and that, but no decisive continuation was found. No wonder many of the next day's papers predicted a draw.
I saw the move at once d7!!. It was a moment of inspiration. I worked out the various implications for a few minutes, which gave me enormous aesthetic enjoyment, then I wrote down my forty-first move. After a a while I wrote something again. People thought I had changed my mind, but I hadn't. I simply wrote the same move again, making it more clear and checking to make sure there was no mistake. There is a photocopy of the scoresheet to prove it, which was published in Literaturnaya Gazeta.
Although Karpov tried to appear perfectly calm just before the game was resumed, I'm sure that in his adjournment analysis he had discovered that same move. While the arbiter was opening the envelope, Karpov looked away to the audience as if he didn't care what I had written. But he couldn't keep up this pretence at nonchalance and glanced at the hands of Lothar Schmid as he revealed the sealed move. Even before the move was reproduced on the board, Karpov has seen it and understood everything. After four moves he resigned."
|Dec-30-10|| ||HeMateMe: I've played through this several times, always amazed by the subtlty. What looks like an even position slowly slips away to Kasparov.|
|Apr-11-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: My analysis of this game.
|Aug-21-11|| ||Ulhumbrus: In the position after 18 Qd2 White has a slight lead in development and more space, but White's d pawn is isolated and Black has the bishop pair. |
Instead of 18...Nd7, 18...Qd7! begins the plan of ...Be6 and ...Nd5 with perhaps some advantage for Black.
The purpose of 41 Nd7!! appears to be to play Nf8+ and then in reply to ..Kh6 to place White's Queen with check on the c1-h6 diagonal when Black has no answer to the check.
Black appears to have no way to get his Queen on to the c1-h6 diagonal so as to answer this threat.
With the move 43..Rc4 Karpov attempts to support the move...Qf4 but then 44 Rb4 attacks the point f4 a second time.
An amazing resource.
|Aug-23-12|| ||Albion 1959: I remember this game at the time, I was impressed at way that Kasparov creates these mating attacks with reduced material and is still able to out play Karpov !! The bishop on g6 was Karpov's achilles heel, it had been on g6 since move 19 and took no active role in the game. A feature of Kasparov's games are his subtle queen moves, that appear to do nothing then a few moves later their latent purpose is revealed. Karpov was weak on his black squares and had no control over the c1-h6 diagonal !!|
|Aug-23-12|| ||bobbylee: Does anyone besides me find "Life Master AJ" a silly poseur and self-aggrandizing prick?|
|Aug-23-12|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: <bobbylee>--I guess you haven't been closely following the flame wars that have waxed and waned on this site over the past 8 or 9 years regarding the venerable Life Master. My advice to you: let sleeping dogs lie.|
|Dec-11-12|| ||ughaibu: Shams: This one J S Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 seems to be the only viable candidate.|
|Dec-25-12|| ||whiteshark: Game analysis and illustrated background gossip by GM Zenon Franco Ocampos : |
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