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|Mar-26-11|| ||Fusilli: <Phony Benoni> Thanks for posting the analysis. Fascinating lines!|
I completely agree with your last point. What is most remarkable about this game is that Karpov was always a champion of piece harmony. Hard to believe that he got tangled up like this.
|Mar-26-11|| ||Domdaniel: <scormus> I agree that the Samisch variation itself is responsible for many of White's problems. White's slow development so easily leads to trouble, especially against dynamic players such as Kasparov. I also learned this the hard way - I think the KID Samisch is the only mainstream opening line which I played more than twice without scoring even half a point. I switched to g3 and the Fianchetto Variation ages ago - it has a small psychological benefit, as 'real' KID players seem to regard it as an avoidance of the issue - not fair play, in some sense.|
<KamikazeAttack> says that it's amazing how much chess has moved on since 1993. He could be right. In my more heretical moments I suspect that the current top ten are the ten strongest players ever, and would have beaten earlier world champions easily.
|Mar-26-11|| ||carl giraffe: is there a tactical shot against 15.Na4 that i am missing?|
It seems so much more active (eyeing c5 and b6 and closing the a file) than the awful looking Nb1
|Mar-26-11|| ||Domdaniel: <carl giraffe> Looks like Black can play 15.Na4 Rxa4!|
He regains the Exchange after 16.bxa4 Nc4 17.Qd3 Nb2, which appears good for Black, I think.
White has no viable alternatives to 17.Qd3, as the Be3 is hanging. If he refuses the Rook with 15.Na4 Rxa4 16.fxe5 then 16...Rxa2 is also advantage Black.
|Mar-26-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: The game was awarded best game prize in Informator 58; it is 57/576, with notes by GK.|
24. Rc1 is met by 24...Ne5. GK's main line runs: 25. Rc2 Bg4 26. Rd2 Nd2 27. Nd2 Re8 28. fe5 Re5 29. Kf2 Qd2 30. Kg3 Re3 31. Kh2 Rh3
Kasparov suggested 15.fe5 as best, with 15...bc3 16. Nc3 Be5 17. Qc6 Bc3 18. Qc3 Qh4 19. Kd2 Black only gets a minimal advantage.
|Mar-26-11|| ||azax: I'm not sure if anyone else has posted this, but there's a cool story that goes along with this game too. Karpov had something on the scale of 1 minute on his clock after move 24, and when Kasparov played ...cxd1, he shouted "Queen!" No queen was at hand, so the arbiter ran to get one on Kaspy's time. He hit the clock, and Karpov immediately slammed down Qxe4 (Garry then pointed out that he was in check, and responded with "From what? It might be a bishop on d1."). The clocks were paused, a hissy fit was thrown, and Karpov got an extra two minutes (much good it did him). The entire thing could've been avoided, of course, by 24. ...cxd1(R)+!|
|Mar-26-11|| ||tamar: Just imagine if Kasparov then said, okay, you pick, knight or bishop!|
A quick check with Rybka shows Black wins in either case after 25 Qxe4, but the knight promotion is itself a brilliancy.
24...cxd1 25 Qxe4 Bxb3 26 Nc1 ( 26 Qxb4 Bxa2) Nc5
24...cxd1! 25 Qxe4 Nf6!
26 Qd3 Qb6 27 Qxd1 Bg4 28 Be2 Ne4! 29 Rf1 Rd8 30 Qc1 Bxe2 31 Kxe2 Rd3 and with Qd4 coming White is helpless.
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|Mar-26-11|| ||WhiteRook48: the pun is absolutely terrible|
|Mar-26-11|| ||carl giraffe: thanks Dom! <Looks like Black can play 15.Na4 Rxa4!>|
I considered Rxa4 but didnt see how powerful the Nc4 continuation was. Seems like all of white's pieces are running out of squares/ fumbling all over one another.
|Mar-28-11|| ||kevin86: white's knights look like they're "horse de combat". lol|
|Mar-28-11|| ||fab4: What was wrong with 20.Qe3 then Nd2 for Karpov? What am I missing? |
21.h4 ,as the game panned out, does'nt help things, Qe3 looks better here too.
|Mar-28-11|| ||fab4: I can see the knight sac on e4, then Re8/Ba6 ect.. but white seems to have enough here to escape..|
|Mar-29-11|| ||al wazir: <redorc19> and <Phony Benoni>: The complications are mindbending. I don't feel at all embarrassed at not having seen the continuations. Thanks.|
|Apr-11-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: My analysis of this game ... http://www.lifemasteraj.com/old_af-....|
|May-11-11|| ||DarthStapler: tamar, your diagram has black's king on e1 while your line has it on e2|
|May-11-11|| ||tamar: <DarthStapler> I left out a move in the knight promotion variation. Not that it matters, as Kasparov obviously would take a queen there, but Black wins even if he takes bishop or knight|
<24...cxd1! 25 xe4 f6!
26 d3 b6 27 xd1 g4 28 e2 e4! 29 f1 d8 30 c1 xe2 31 xe2 g3+
32 e1 d3 and with d4 coming White is helpless.
|Jul-05-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: (another) One of Garry Kasparov's great brilliancies ... (against some guy I have never heard of).|
|Jul-06-11|| ||SirChrislov: sorry about the lameness of the pun.
my chess: imaginative. puns: not so much.
|Jul-23-11|| ||wordfunph: Quote of the Game..
"The whole board is black."
- Garry Kasparov
Source: Linares! Linares! A Journey into the Heart of Chess by Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
|Jul-24-11|| ||shadowleaf04: I remember after the game, Kasparov said that this was his best ever win over Karpov at that time. It was Power Chess personified!|
|Jul-24-11|| ||perfidious: <Domdaniel: <scormus> I agree that the Samisch variation itself is responsible for many of White's problems. White's slow development so easily leads to trouble, especially against dynamic players such as Kasparov......>|
The Saemisch isn't that bad-I played it against players up to GM level for 25 years on a regular basis-but it isn't the easiest line to handle, either, as White cedes an advantage in development and can easily come into difficulties if, as here, Black manages to obtain his central play.
|Sep-19-11|| ||Cemoblanca: <al-wazir: What happens after 24.Rc1?>|
24.Rc1 Nxe5!(!) and the diagonal c8-g4 is fatal for white.
25.Rxc2 Bg4!(!) loses more material and finally the game.
26.Rd2 Nxd2 27.fxe5 Ne4! and the malicious B threatens # again! ;0)
27.Be2 Bxe2! 29.Kxe2 was finally eliminated, but the price for this was simply too high.
29...Ng3+! 30.Kf2 Nxh1+ 31.Qxh1 Qd4+! and the king is caught in the center!
|Mar-05-12|| ||screwdriver: Looks like Karpov resigned because he would've lost his knight on b1 if play continued. 28. Rg1 Bf5+ 29.Kb2 Rd1 and white's knight on b1 has no where to go and nothing to protect it from the double hit of the bishop and rook.|
|Dec-19-12|| ||catfriend: <screwdriver: Looks like Karpov resigned because he would've lost his knight on b1 if play continued. 28. Rg1 Bf5+ 29.Kb2 Rd1 and white's knight on b1 has no where to go and nothing to protect it from the double hit of the bishop and rook.>|
Karpov resigned due to much worse problems than that.
Even in your line, 28. Rg1?? Bf5+ 29. Kb2?? Nd1+ and 30..Nb3#
Slightly better is 29. Bd3 Rxd3 30. g4 Nxg4, 0-1.
But even the best, 28. Nxb4 Nxh1, just drops a rook.
|Mar-02-13|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: Anand 1993...?|
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