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Rizvonov vs Garry Kasparov
Vilnius (1975)
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation (E17)  ·  0-1


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Apr-23-03  TheBB: Why not 9. Qxc3...? Shouldn't that prevent a needless double pawn?
Apr-23-03  Bears092: 1. It's a pawn easy to get rid of(exchange).
2. Maybe he thought a half open b file would be better than a half open c-file.
Mar-09-04  Creator of Time: nice mate :)
Nov-03-04  alexandrovm: this is an incredible game by Kasparov. Basic and beautiful tactic themes are all over the board!
Feb-02-05  Minor Piece Activity: I saw this game several years ago and have always wondered if Kaspy played 18...Bc2 having seen that it would not in fact win the exchange after the complicated defensive combination (but still lead to a good position with the initiative) or if he played it without seeing that white had a way to escape.
Jul-31-05  blingice: Hmm, two sequences are in here where a bishop is exchanged for a rook on both sides. The (in appearance) tradeless rook sac turns into an incredible fork that gives Kasparov a huge positional advantage by being in the back rank of white.
Jan-27-06  goragoragora: 20 Ne5 forces nothing, since
20...Nxe5? is needless. After
20...Nb8 or 20...Nd8, Black remains
the exchange up.
Jun-13-06  tonsillolith: What is the point of 7...Ne4? It centralizes the knight but it also trades the best defender of black's kingside for a knight that doesnt seem to be doing much. Nevertheless I have seen it played often so I know its good. Could someone explain what makes it such a good move?
Jan-08-09  KingG: <What is the point of 7...Ne4? It centralizes the knight but it also trades the best defender of black's kingside for a knight that doesnt seem to be doing much.> In this opening the fight is for the e4 square. White could perhaps play e4 after first playing Qc2 or Re1. So Black plays Ne4 with the follow-up f5 in order to secure his control of the square. White would now need to play f3 and e4 if he wants a full pawn center, but that would take a lot of organising.

Once Black plays ...f5, he has more space on the King-side, so it's White, not Black who needs to worry about having enough defenders for his king. :-)

Of course, Black could also have fought for the e4 square by playing d5 but that would have blocked in his light-squared bishop.

Jul-03-09  Knight13: <TheBB: Why not 9. Qxc3...? Shouldn't that prevent a needless double pawn?> Not really. The double pawn isn't White's worry. And White wasn't sure where he needed his bishop the most so the posibility of Ba3 needed to be opened. Also it gives White an open b file.
Apr-06-14  MrJafari: Another thrilling game of Kasparov. For some moves it seemed that White had advantage...
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