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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
Interpolis 15th (1991), Tilburg NED, rd 14, Nov-04
Scotch Game: Mieses Variation (C45)  ·  1-0


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Jan-10-03  Samuel Maverick: Speaking of Romantic games played by the 13th World Champion.
Jan-10-03  Sylvester: Both of the queen's bishops are on the starting square of the other guy's king's bishop after white's 16th move. Pretty cool!
Jan-11-03  PVS: <Both of the queen's bishops are on the starting square of the other guy's king's bishop>

You make a keen observation. This ties in nicely with the theme of the day's featured game, Medina-Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968

Jan-12-03  pawntificator: This link that PVS put up is the one that caused all these errors I'm getting. I followed the link and it went to a game Sylvester and I had already posted on, except our postings weren't there. So I made a comment about it on the page that PVS linked to and it caused internal server errors everywhere. So don't try to post under that link, use this one: Medina-Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968

don't ask me why they go to two different pages because they are exactly the same link.

Nov-02-03  Jack21221: Now neither link works. *shrug*
Nov-02-03  refutor: try this one Medina-Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968
Nov-05-03  Jack21221: This game is heavily annotated in a book entitled "The Scotch Game" written by GM Peter Wells. A good read so far.
Nov-05-03  drukenknight: it looks like 25 RxR RxR 26 Qf5+ would be a better way to get pressure on the K.

also 22...Qd7 has threats on the d file and c file.

Nov-05-03  Jack21221: 25. RxR is an illegal move. Your knight is in the way.
Nov-06-03  drukenknight: 25...RxR 26 RxR Qf5+, sorry I was playing black in this.
Nov-06-03  Jack21221: Then you mean Qxf4+, not Qf5+.

Either way, black can't successfully go after white's king in this position since white simply has more pieces and pawns available for defense than black has on the offense.

Your move would have lead to a similar situation as in the game, and I really don't know if it is better or not. I would have played RxR and Qxf4 if I were black, but then again I am not a former World Champion. But, I wouldn't have done it to go after the king... I would have done it to create a few connected passed pawns on the kingside.

Mar-30-04  ConLaMismaMano: This is the 159th game played between Kasparov and Karpov. Garry Kasparov comes up with a novelty in the opening. Anatoly Karpov fights back but cannot save the game.
Mar-30-04  Bobsterman3000: Wait, where is Kasparov's novelty? I've seen him play against the Scotch like this a few times...
Jan-09-06  babakova: I get the feeling this game was played flawlessly by white. Sure taste could dictate what opening moves should be made etc. But all in all Kasparov seems to make the most powerful moves. Quite impressive stuff.
Feb-19-08  Avarus: Why is 17..Bxg2 a check?
Feb-19-08  Gouki: <Avarus> that is a is not check.

also, what is wrong with 14...Ba6 to save black's white squared bishop?

Feb-28-08  Gouki: so...

can anyone answer my question that was posted on the 19th Feb?

Mar-20-08  Gouki: still awaiting an answer...anyone....
Mar-21-08  littlefermat: <Gouki> Pull out Fritz or Rybka?! Crafty may give some answers as well.

I tried doing this over the board, and the tactical possibilities of this position are pretty intense.

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  crafty: 14...♗a6 15. bxc7 ♖c8 16. ♕a5 ♗d3 17. ♗xf8 ♖xf8 18. ♔d2   (eval 1.50; depth 16 ply; 500M nodes)
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  Doctor Who: 18.Kd2! in crafty's line seems a bit audacious but I'll buy that White is winning there.
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