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Garry Kasparov vs Oleg Vasilchenko
Kiev (1973)
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Guimard Defense (C03)  ·  1-0
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May-25-04
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  Benzol: 'Fighting Chess' by Kasparov, Speelman and Wade says that Black's 32nd move was ♗d8.
May-25-04
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  chessgames.com: Thanks, Benzol, for clearing this up.

Can you believe that Chessbase.com, Chesslab.com, and the University of Pittsburgh archive all show 32.Bf8, even though that move makes no sense with regard to the rest of the game?

Jun-09-04  Reti Incarnate: Rf7+ doesn't seem to accomplish that much sonic...after Ke4 and f4 white's pawn structure is safe.
Jul-16-04  flipper.89: kasparov your my idol!!!, from Philippines, your the best!!!
Jul-28-04  chess4games: I like the way Garry Kasparov play the Standard Opening(e4).
Sep-15-04  Hinchliffe: <chessgames.com> Don't be too hard on yourself. 32... Bf8 does possess a certain positional logic. Threatening to drive the white rook back and create the tempi for black to occupy the f file with his rook.
Mar-12-05  Orbitkind: Am I right in thinking black was unwise to trade off his powerful lightsquared bishop, (given white's light-square complex), on move 16 and 17. Nice bit of pawn play starting with 30.c4 then recapturing on c4 with the rook in a couple of moves. Nice 'constricting' game.
Mar-15-05  dsr42020: i love chess
Apr-16-05  Chess Guru: bad idea to trade queens and bishops in the begining, just so white can't castle...if the queens and bishops are off the board, it makes it almost irrelevant the fact that kasparov cannot castle. black is out of a lot of heavy fire power to exploit this positional weakness...in fact the trading actually helps white because his king is already in the center of the board for endgame.
Jul-31-05  blingice: Kasparov smothered black on his own side. He pushed down on his king and pawns using his own rook and pawns while black's rooks were trapped behind his own pawns. Overall very good endgame, navigating those annoying pawns.
Aug-27-05  kasp: I love Garry Kasparov^_^
Feb-15-06  mang00neg: 18...0-0-0 looks like the big mistake here. Up to that point black looks to be doing quite well.
Jan-05-08  DanLanglois: Black is fine with 31...c6.
Apr-12-09  Kinghunt: It's amazing the way Kasparov's king simply marches up the board towards the end.
Oct-04-09  pskogli: I made 99 point's on guess the move, how did you? Really good game for a 10 years old kid!
Nov-20-10  Naugh: Holy Moly! Kasparov sure showed Vasilchenko what a cramped game is! The pieces didn't have any squares to go to!
Feb-21-11  sevenseaman: <Chess Guru> I think your observation can be turned into a generic one.

You have highlighted a very good aspect of the game; once the Q and the Bs are off the board, there is very little point in having a castled K.

Here the K marches up to participate in attack and, in fact, its a gain of a few tempi.

Vasilichenko found out the hard way its tough trying to bully a World Champion.

May-14-12  Ryuenzo203106: Nice Game i learned many of Kasparov's game.
Jul-04-12  HeadCrunch: Black is down a measly pawn & he resigns, where is his fighting spirit?
Aug-29-12  Arcturar: Headcrunch, Black is strategically and positionally screwed. Even worse than the pawn is the fact that he has no moves and can't do anything productive.
Aug-29-12  hugogomes: Kasparov controlled the entire game!
Dec-06-13
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  Robyn Hode: His name wasn't Kasparov when he played this game. It was Garik Weinstein.
Dec-07-13  solskytz: The reason for resignation may also be, that the soon to be played Bf6 will exchange Bs. After that, c7 is impossible to defend, the rest of the Q-side falls quickly, etc.
Mar-23-14  MrJafari: I remember I wrote a comment here.Why it's deleted?!
Mar-03-15
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  tpstar: Pretty advanced chess understanding to give up his beautiful lsb for more space.

Kasparov literally pushes his opponent off the board.

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