|Jul-23-08|| ||Abdooss: at the start of the match, both are cautious, thus the draw.|
|Nov-06-08|| ||Chessdreamer: Correction: It should read 21.b3 1/2-1/2.|
|Jun-29-09|| ||Knight13: <Abdooss: at the start of the match, both are cautious, thus the draw.> I disagree. They're rather aggressive. It's just that this opening (or these positions) aren't one of those risky positions.|
|Mar-08-10|| ||notyetagm: Game Collection: ACTS: Alignments Create Threatened Squares|
|Mar-08-10|| ||Paraconti: As I recall it was Kasparov's first ever competitive Grunfeld and that surprised Karpov into quickly steering the game into a draw.|
|Nov-22-10|| ||Eyal: This was indeed Kasparovís first use of the Grunfeld in a serious competitive game and Karpov, who was probably surprised by it, chose the relatively peaceful 7.Rc1. The critical line in this variation, which Kasparov, according to his notes, was prepared to play is 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qxd5 Bxc3+ 9.Bd2 Be6 (sacrificing a second pawn for the initiative) 10.Qxb7 Bxd2+ 11.Nxd2 O-O:|
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And in case of 12.Qxa8 Black can force a draw by perpetual with 12...Rd8 13.b4 (13.Rd1? Bd5) 13...Qxb4 14.Rd1 Rxd2 15.Rxd2 Qb1+ 16.Rd1 Qb4+ 17.Rd2 Qb1+ etc. Shortly before the match, Black got a very strong initiative in Dreev vs Epishin, 1986 after 12.e4 Nc6. Later, however, it was established that 12.b4! pretty much refutes Blackís idea, though it demands some very accurate play by White (the move was already tried in K Grigorian vs Tseshkovsky, 1977, but analysis showed that Blackís play there could be improved). Itís quite obvious why Karpov avoided entering such a line without preparation in the first game of the match, but itís interesting that he kept avoiding it in all the later Grunfeld games as well, either taking Kasparovís analysis "on trust" or reaching by himself the same Ė apparently erroneous Ė conclusion about the line.
|Apr-13-11|| ||bronkenstein: Excellent comment Eyal , very informative and not too crowded with variations .|
|Apr-13-11|| ||HeMateMe: We can learn playing through the draws, too.|
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|May-13-12|| ||Kimberlie: pascalB I am trying to get the board to shown after I select a game but the board does'nt show . Just a blank . Email me on what I acn do , I have never had a prior problem. Thank you PB|
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