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Garry Kasparov vs Zurab Sturua
Tbilisi (1976), rd 5
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-02-07  jackmandoo: Draw, I think not. 29.Qa2!!!!
Jan-02-07  technical draw: <jack> Is the new year affecting your eyesight?
Jan-02-07  Archives: <technical draw> 29.Qa2 looks winning to me. Or am I missing something obvious?
Jan-02-07  technical draw: For one thing at move 29 there are no queens on the board!
Jan-02-07  Archives: Touché Mr Salesman. Touché
Jan-02-07  Archives: Ruh roh, my cover is blown. I can't play chess, I don't even know how the little horse things move!
Jan-02-07  Towershield: This is a forced draw; if 29.-Rh3 30.Kg2 Rh5 31.Kf1 with perpetual.
Jan-02-07  Towershield: 29.Qa2!!!! prepares Qxg8 I believe.
Jan-02-07  Rocafella: <y'all> What's it like to smoke crack
Jan-02-07  technical draw: ..In another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind you're entering the Twilight Zone.
Jan-02-07  Rocafella: Yo <td> hook me up with some shizzle it sounds off the hook bro
Jan-02-07  Archives: We are high from chess, not drugs.

But be warned, My father was a crazy guy - he got hung up on the white queen, and he went mad.

Jan-03-07  Rocafella: Safe G
Jan-03-07  sixfeetunder: Qa2 seems to be winning indeed.
Aug-21-07  Crowaholic: <technical draw: For one thing at move 29 there are no queens on the board!>

Why, can't you see?

29. Qa2!!

If White manages to put his queen back on the board when no one is looking, he will surely win! How can you deny that?

He could also put it on a3 to avoid taking his own pawn, but the brilliant pawn sacrifice Q(x)a2!! allows the rook-covered queen to attack a7 immediately!

A devastating attack on the black king will follow. In case of 29. ..a5, White plays

30. Qb3! (threatening Rxa5) Kc7 30. Qb5! Nd7 31. Rxe6! Re5 32. Qc6+ Kd8 33. Qa8+ Nb8 34. Qxb8+ Kd7 35. Nxe6+! and Black's position is entirely resignable, for in case of ..Kxe6, there follows 36. Qxg6+ Kxe5 37. Qd5+ Kf4 38. Qf5# or mate with ♘+♕.

Aug-21-07  technical draw: <Crowaholic> I did that once but with a Bishop. I palmed a captured bishop and and calmly captured a knight with it. My opponent looked surprised wondering where that bishop came from. We didn't finish the game because a few seconds later I burst out laughing!
Dec-24-14  MrJafari: Black Played well and deserved a draw...
and <Crowaholic> and others talking about 29.Qa2! either you're very strong in chess or you're so fantastic!
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