chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing


register now - it's free!
Garry Kasparov vs Semon Palatnik
"The Knight Stalker" (game of the day Mar-19-10)
Daugavpils (1978)  ·  Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Variation (B04)  ·  1-0
To move:
Last move:

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 62 times; par: 55 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 2 more Kasparov/Palatnik games
sac: 23.Bxg5 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: As you play through the game, you can get the FEN code for any position by right-clicking on the board and choosing "Copy Position (EPD)". Copy and paste the FEN into a post to display a diagram.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with the default chess viewer, please see the Pgn4web Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Feb-13-10  remolino: This is crazy. I think the scariest move to face was 34.h3. That is like saying "I am now preparing the final sword for the final blow". I'd be shocked.

I played in a simul against Kasparov in Mexico City. He had a won position on the kingside, but he first took 5 moves to seal the queenside before he proceeded with the attack. All I could do was watch the preparations like another spectator.

Mar-19-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: <remolino>, Kasparov's precautions appear to be a sign of respect. He didn't proceed willy-nilly with his attack, but played a bit of defense first. Sounds like he took you seriously.

If that's any consolation.

Mar-19-10  Badmojo: Any player in the history of chess use his knights better than Kasparov?
Mar-19-10  TheMacMan: kasparovs games are so stale and boring!
Mar-19-10  abcpokerboy: <Badmojo>, if you like Kasparov's use of knights, observe the last moves of this game against Leko. I wonder if one piece (other than a queen) has moved so many times consecutively to force the resignation of an opponent.

Kasparov vs Leko, 2001

Mar-19-10  Garech: Great game and great choice for GOTD, very instructive stuff.
Mar-19-10  drpoundsign: good pun but kinda gross. Richard Ramirez likes AC/DC not chess
Mar-19-10  drpoundsign: I studied with Lev Alburt but he is expensive and emphasizes endgames whic I don't survive to play
Mar-19-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: Kasparov could have won positionally with 23. Bb3 . However, he chose instead to spring a deep and wonderfully coordinated attack on the weakened castled position with 23. Bxg5!!

This finishing attack is a beauty!

Mar-19-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: The knights poised like vultures-waiting to strike.
Mar-19-10  Riverbeast: The Alburt variation is weak...Black is just begging for a butt kicking like this
Mar-19-10  WhiteRook48: the knights did everything in this game
Mar-19-10  alexrawlings: What a fantastic game!

I was wondering why black didn't try 26.. exf5.

I think he can't afford to leave the d5 square for the white knight as he would have followed up with 27 Nd5 which would lead to either

a) 27.. Qf8 28 Qh7#;

b) 27.. Qd8 28 Qh7+ Kf8 29 Ne6+ Ke7 30 Nxd8 and white is a up a queen and three pawns for two bishops

or c) 27.. Qe8 28 Nc7 followed by 29 Nce6 and mate should follow with 30 Qh7#

Mar-19-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: How does white proceed after 24...f6 ? If 25. Nxg5, then 25...Rf7.
Aug-10-11  DrMAL: Kasparov describes this fabulous and instructive game in his "My Story" video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s_v...

After 25...Rf7 GM Palatnik offered 15-year-old Kasparov a draw. Not wishing to be impolite he responded with 26.Bxf5! LOL.

Nov-28-11  indoknight: another Kasparov game where he use the knight with brilliant combination! Huebner vs Kasparov, 1986
Apr-13-13  Balmo: This is my favourite Kasparov game, played right at the start of what was to be an incredible chess career. Happy Birthday Garry Kimovich!
Apr-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  RookFile: I like the rook lift.
Jan-29-14  Sularus: A simpler path from Kaspy himself (Test of Time, page 7):

23. h4 gxh4
24. Qg4! f5 (24. ... Ng6 25. Qh5)
25. exf6 Nxf6
26. Nxf6+ Rxf6
27. Rxf6 Qxf6
28. Qe4! Rd8
29. Qh7+ Kf8
30. Nb5! "with a decisive attack".

Jun-17-14  Eusebius: Wonderful game by Garry. I like this balance of attack and defense.
Jun-17-14  tonsillolith: <Badmojo: Any player in the history of chess use his knights better than Kasparov?>

<abcpokerboy: <Badmojo>, if you like Kasparov's use of knights, observe the last moves of this game against Leko. I wonder if one piece (other than a queen) has moved so many times consecutively to force the resignation of an opponent.

Kasparov vs Leko, 2001>

Check out the havoc Ivanchuk's knight wreaks toward the end here: Ivanchuk vs DeFirmian, 1990

Feb-16-15  Diabolicaal: who say's bishops are better than knights?
Aug-25-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: ∞

<Riverbeast: The Alburt variation is weak...Black is just begging for a butt kicking like this>

As an Alekhine player, I can corroborate this. If Black plays ...g6 while there is still a white pawn on e5, and White can force him to defend with ...e6, Black's kingside dark-square complex is fatally compromised.

Aug-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: In my best days, I had a line prepared for Alburt in the Alekhine's if we were ever to meet at the board, though my preference was generally to open 1.d4/c4. My recollection is that he put up massive scores with such lines in the eighties, though the consensus was the positions Alburt got in these middlegames were dodgy.
Apr-08-17  maelith: Kasparov is a tactical monster.
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 3)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>

Kasparov on Kasparov: Part I
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
beautiful mate and game by kasp
from Openings by tivrfoa
Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov
by LionHeart40
Inspiring Games
by awz16
The adjacent knights after 37. Nxf6+ are a nice touch
from Picturesque Positions by Benjamin Lau
Instructional Remedies Vs. Philidor & Alekhine
by southpawjinx
Chess Informant Best Games 2
by koinonia
Alekhine Def. Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 1-0 Adjacent Ns on 6th
from Decoys to, Deflections from, Remove Guard f.t.b. by fredthebear
Smashing attack
from World Champion avari viraf's favorite games by fm avari viraf
good tactic
by hartkoka
spasskey69's favorite games
by spasskey69
Look and learn !!
from Some chess art and knowledge of play ! by onemorechessplayer
Kikosem's favorite games
by Kikosem
Part II. His favorite Kasparov games
from His absolute favorites: GK's Golden Chess Stock by SirChrislov
At his best!
from lizardstyle101's favorite games by lizardstyle101
A pair of nimble knights put the squeeze on Palatnik
from Thunderstorms from a Blue Sky by Benjamin Lau
Alekhine Def. Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 1-0 Adjacent Ns on 6th
from Barious Beauties and Bonehead BBQs 1950-1979 by fredthebear
Alekhine Defense. Modern. Alburt Variation
from MKD's Favourite Games by MKD
Alekhine Def. Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 1-0 Adjacent Ns on 6th
from Goering Gambit by TG Forney / Bonus Fredthebear by fredthebear
Kasparov's Educational Games
by MostlyAverageJoe
kasparov
from dobrovolsky's favorite games by dobrovolsky
plus 83 more collections (not shown)


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC