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|Feb-04-05|| ||patzer2: Indeed, 42. Rxd2! is an outstanding defensive combination, using the Knight pseudo-sacrifice as a key deflection and offering an aesthetically pleasing perpetual check combination on the key White key squares d1, f3, and h5, with the possibility of using f1 to make it a perpetual between four squares. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||delf: i amazed myself i got this one 42.Rxd2 goodnight |
|Feb-04-05|| ||BlazingArrow56: What move did 41. ...Kg8 prevent White from playing? |
|Feb-04-05|| ||euripides: <Blazing> It gets the king off the h file so that later White's 46 Qh2 doesn't pin the Black queen. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||SouCapi: The key move here is 41...g8! setting up the trap. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||ranchogrande: this was a clever one :Rxd2 not difficult to find - but then again : I felled in the classic trap: couldnt find a win for black (as there wasnt any).In a big flash showing a gab in my own play!... |
|Feb-04-05|| ||child of my tears: Missed 44. Ng3 unfortunately. A great combo by Garry, as <Patzer2> pointed out, the availability of the f1 square to black's queen means 44 Rg2 can be met with Qf1. So the draw is forced after 42. Rxd2, brilliant! |
|Feb-04-05|| ||JohnBoy: This is a truly sweet draw - thanks for posting it as todays puzzle! But I wonder how white could have avoided it in a winning fashion. What's best for white at 42? I'm thinking 42.Qf2 - seems to start reorganizing pieces to support the pawn advance while protecting the king. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||karlzen: A most interesting game and a very aesthetically appealing finish. Kasparov plays as always with great energy and fully deserves the draw. Despite the two extra pawns it is hard to say if white was actually winning at any point of the game! White plays creatively with 15.g4!? instead of 15.a5 Bd4!? but perhaps the most accurate follow-up was 17.a5 b5 18.axb6 Nxb6 19.Ra3 intending Rfa1. Black doesn't want to be left without counter-play so Kasparov plays 18...b5!? and if white takes immediately the position is unclear after for example: ..20...Qd7 21.g5 hxg5 22.Bxg5 Rxa1 23.Rxa1 Rb8 24.Ra5 Nh5 25.b3 f5. On move 20 black has another chance to keep material equality but on 20...b4 white plays Nc3-d1-e3 and Nc4 and black big positional problems. 26...Nh5!? is once again a typical Kasparov decision offering another pawn, while something like Ra8 does not provide sufficient counter play.|
28.Rb1 is obviously a tempting move, winning the black queen, but black is perfectly allright after 28...Qxb1+ 29.Nxb1 Rxb1+ 30.Kg2 Rb2+ 31.Kf1 Be5. Later on, 30...Qd3 seems more to the point since white doesn't have the good queen maneuvre as in the game (31.Rd1 Qe2). 34...Nf4!? seems like another missed opportunity when 35.Bxf4 is virtually forced: 35...Bxf4 36.Nc4 Rxe2 37.Nxa3 Rxh2+ and black may have enough activity.
White probably refrained from 38.Qg2 in view of 38...Qxg2+ 39.Kxg2 Bf4! but after 40.Kf2 Rxd2+!? black still has some work to do before the draw is in hand. White's last chance to win was 39.Qf3 but after 39...Qxf3+ 40.Nxf3 Re2 that could be a draw as well.
|Feb-04-05|| ||karlzen: <JohnBoy>, after 39.Bd4+ black has the draw in hand. On 42.Qf2 black proceeds as in the game with Rxd2!. :) |
|Feb-04-05|| ||Stonewaller2: Neat ending, reminds me of one of those puzzles where you slide the little numbered squares around. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||kevin86: This seems rather easy for a Friday-a good lesson also. In Queen and Pawn vs queen endings-this idea crops up when the pawn is a rook pawn or a knight pawn.|
With a knight pawn:Wh8 g8 g7 Bb4 e1-black draws by oscillating checks in the other three corners of the board
A rook pawn is similar:
Wh8 g8 h7 Ba3 f3-black's perpetual is at f6 and f8.
Note that black's king must be in a position to avoid crosschecks that would beat him-or oddly on the A file in example one-this would interfere with the queen's ability to check.
|Feb-04-05|| ||Rank Amateur: I feel good, even though I didn't find it. At least I knew what to look for. I looked at using the night to set up the queen for perpetual check, and noticed that you have to get rid of the white N first, and that the rook can do that job. But then I realized that lets the white queen come back and block the check. So I thought that plan failed. I didn't even conceive of perpetual check with 3 different attacking angles! There's something satisfying about learing how the expert sees just a little more. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||EXIDE: Amazing! I did not see the 44....;Ng3+. One queen against a Queen and Rook and still a draw. Very good. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||white pawn: 41...Kg8! Great move by Kaspy. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||JohnBoy: Excellent analysis by <karlzen> - I suggest any reader play through it, as it is extremely instructive. By the way, <karlzen>, could you fill out your profile a bit so that I can envy your skills even more. ;-)|
I laugh at having solved the puzzle and then asking how black would respong to 42.Qf2. Answer (thanks, <karlzen>!) - same thing...
Knowing that there is an available solution makes a puzzle much easier to solve. Psychological fact. Like a theorem is much easier to prove if one knows it to be true.
|Feb-05-05|| ||karlzen: <JohnBoy>, thank you for your too kind words.|
<Knowing that there is an available solution makes a puzzle much easier to solve.> I couldn't agree more. :)
|Sep-03-05|| ||lopium: The art to draw.|
|Apr-19-06|| ||ycensor: Young Garry is certainly quite resourceful. ('He threatened to mop
the floor with our faces, and none of would be saved...') Yet it's nice to
see somebody finally not afraid to
take those hanging pawns. Garry just
manages to escape by a nostril.
|Jan-21-07|| ||lopezexchange: 39.Qf3,Qxf3+; 40.Nxf3,Re2; 41.Bg1,Rxe4; 42.d6,Bf6; 43.d7,Re6; 44.Rd1,Bd8; 45.f5,gxf5; 46.Nd4,Ra6; 47.Rc1 and Black is totally lost.|
|Aug-13-07|| ||gauer: Kasparov didn't like 41 Qf2 Nf6, but is 42 Nf3 enough here?|
|May-26-09|| ||ToTheDeath: An incredible save!|
|May-27-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: As some have already pointed out, 41.... Kg8! was the best move of this game, setting up the scheme for what followed.|
|Aug-04-11|| ||nolanryan: cool draw by kasparov|
|May-30-12|| ||KKsystem: I first saw this position in a tactics book back in 2004.Then I recalled a similar drawing pattern I played at Kasparovchess.com when the site was still running.|
[Black "My Opponent"]
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 cxd4 6.axb4 dxc3 7.Qg4 g6 8.Ra3 Qc7 9.Rxc3 Qxe5+ 10.Be2 Nc6 11.Nf3 Qd6 12.b5 e5 13.Qg3 Nb4 14.O-O Na2 15.Re3 Be6 16.Rxe5 Nxc1 17.Rxc1 O-O-O 18.Nd4 Nf6 19.Qc3+ Kb8 20.Nf3 Ng4 21.Rxe6 fxe6 22.Ra1 Qb6 23.Nd4 Nxf2 24.Qg3+ Ka8 25.Qxf2 Rhf8 26.Qe3 e5 27.Nf5 d4 28.Nxd4 exd4 29.Qd3 Rde8 30.Kh1 Qe6 31.Qa3 Qb6 32.Bf3 Rf5 33.c4 Rfe5 34.h3 Re1+ 35.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 36.Kh2 Qc7+ 37.g3 Re3 38.Qf8+ Qb8 39.Qf7 Rb3?? Carelessly allowing my game saving tactical shot next move! 40.Bxb7+!! 1/2-1/2
After this move my opponent accepted my draw offer. 41...Qxb7 42.Qg8+ Qb8 42.Qd5+ Qb7 43.Qg8+ and I have perpetual checks at d5 and g8 similar to GM Kasparov's pendulum checks against GM Portisch. Although when I played this game back in 2001 I didnt know this Portisch-Kasparov game yet.
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