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Garry Kasparov vs Florin Gheorghiu
Moscow Interzonal (1982), Moscow URS, rd 12, Sep-22
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Kasparov Attack (E12)  ·  1-0


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  keypusher: I remember how astonished I was as a near beginniner seeing this game in Chess Life. I didn't understand how an attacking player could make a move like 5 a3. It was amazing to see the board just go up in flames after 14 d5!

17 Bf4! may not require a lot of calculation, but it is still a beautiful move. It took me more than 2 seconds to see it back then, even though I was a lot better than USCF 1200.

Apr-23-05  Milo: I suspect aw might be not be perfectly serious...
Apr-23-05  aw1988: Cackle.
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  keypusher: I am a MORON! I think I have taken aw1988's bait on other threads, too.
Apr-23-05  aw1988: Oh, relax. FurBall is gone.
Apr-23-05  aw1988: Maybe he was banned, hopefully.
Apr-23-05  Kingdumb: < aw1988: P.S. anyone who didn't see 17. Bf4 in less than 2 seconds is rated USCF 1200 and should quit chess.> AW, I'm sure you're kidding about this remark but just in case you're not, my daughter is probably rated around 800 but loves the game. Because she isn't that good she should give up? I believe that anything you enjoy doing you should continue doing no matter how good or bad you may be. But again, I'm sure you were kidding.
Apr-23-05  aw1988: Don't worry, I am only kidding. I of course encourage all players to partake in this wonderful game. I was merely imitating the <FurBall>.
Apr-23-05  Kingdumb: AW who is this furball? I don't see any posts by him here. Was he banned? Did he use naughty language? Or was he just plain stupid? Granted that's not a serious offense.
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  keypusher: <Or was he just plain stupid? Granted that's not a serious offense.>

If it were most of us would have been locked up long ago.

Apr-23-05  aw1988: <Kingdumb> FurBall is a nickname <tpstar> came up with for our lovable companion <FerociousBeast>, who would constantly criticize members for their lack of knowledge when they did not solve a daily puzzle. He also claims himself to be 2700 USCF, among other things. Basically, he is not wanted here, although he hasn't been seen in a while.
Apr-23-05  aw1988: He also insults women chessplayers, and top-class players in general who are very worthy. I don't know what his problem is. He is most likely some teenager who finds it funny to waste time on this and discourage others, or he might be actually mentally challenged. Whatever the case, there you have it.
Jun-19-05  maheshml: this game played at 18 yrs age by gaza
Apr-21-06  alexandrovm: what an incredible game by Garry, taking the iniciative, totally destroying QID with a beautiful positional attack...
Jul-10-06  KingG: I'm having a lot of fun playing over Kasparov's wins over the QID in the early 80's. He really played some beautiful games in this opening.
Jul-11-06  LuckyBlunder: The final position is funny to say the least :D Each one of the black pieces have been cornered in 15 moves and his game is lost. Gazza was relentless.
Oct-20-06  Sacred Knight: Great game indeed. Playing against Kasparov should be really difficult. You think you are playing well, then he comes with a tactical shot and the only thing you can think is what you can do to survive :-).
Jan-14-07  Gowe: Chessgames: According the book "Kasparov teaches chess" of 1984, the moves are in wrong order. The right order of moves are:
<4.a3 Bb7

Kasparov said about 4.a3: <"In order to make this seemingly passive move one needs a deep understanding of preventive measures in the game of chess. This unobstrusive move by the white pawns bars the black bishop from an active position on b4 and at the same time prepares the move knight to c3 where it may have a vital role to play in the struggle for the centre.">

Jan-14-07  TrueFiendish: I remember <FerociousBeast> from some years ago. Yes, a very well informed, mature, even-handed chess commentator if ever there was one. Not given to hyperbole, generous to a fault, respected by all.
Jul-25-07  thesonicvision: Kasparov discussing this game with a British GM:

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  Chessical: <16...Qc6> seems a little better: 17.Bf4! Qb7 18.Bxc6 Qxc6 19.Re1 Kf8.

Not a particularly nice position though, so <12...h6> is probably a wasted move, therefore why not <12...0-0>.

At first the threat against <h7> may be off-putting, but after <13.d5> exd5 14.exd5 Bxd5 15.Bxh7+ Kh8 16.Be4 Bxe4 17.Qxe4 Nf6, Black is still in the game.

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  tpstar: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. a3 Bb7 5. Nc3 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Qc2 c5 8. e4 Nxc3 9. bxc3 Be7 <Varying from his game with Murey Kasparov vs Murey, 1982 , where Black lost after 9 ... Nc6 10. Bb2 cxd4 11. cxd4 Rc8 12. Rd1!> 10. Bb5+ Bc6 11. Bd3 Nd7 12. 0-0 h6 <Or 12 ... 0-0 13. d5 exd5 14. exd5 Bxd5 15. Bxh7+, removing an important component of the Black King's defenses. Black's 12 ... h6, however, looks like a dangerous loss of time - just the sort of thing Kasparov is excellent at exploiting.> 13. Rd1 Qc7 <Still afraid to castle, but now the sacrifice d4-d5 comes into consideration with even greater force.> 14. d5 exd5 15. exd5 Bxd5 16. Bb5 a6 17. Bf4!! <This beautiful shot disrupts Black's coordination. The point is to drive Black's King into the open.> Qxf4 18. Bxd7+ Kxd7 19. Rxd5+ Kc7 <After 19 ... Ke8, then 20. Re1 comes with equal force, pinning the Bishop.> 20. Re1 Bd6 <After 20 ... Bf6 21. Re4, Black's Queen is trapped in mid board.> 21. Rf5 Qc4 22. Re4 Qb5 23. Rxf7+ Kb8 24. Re6 Rd8 25. c4 Qc6 26. Ne5 Qc8 <And just when we were all expecting the powerful centralization 27. Qe4, there came the even more deadly retreat ...> 27. Qb1!, Black resigns. <There's no defense to 28. Qxb6+ since 27 ... b5 28. cxb5 is patently hopeless.>

Ray Keene, "Chess Life" February 1983

The magazine agrees with <Gowe> about 4. a3 Bb7 5. Nc3 etc.

Jun-27-08  ozanayhan: Don't think 24 ... Rd8 is good defense.
How about 24 ... Qc4?
Sep-03-08  vikinx: <Sacred Knight: Great game indeed. Playing against Kasparov should be really difficult. You think you are playing well, then he comes with a tactical shot and the only thing you can think is what you can do to survive :-). >That always to me when I'm playing against
Jul-31-09  totololo: I apologize to say but 17.Bf4 I think that has been seen before by Gazza as a home cooked meal....even if not in detail....
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