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Elmar Magerramov vs Garry Kasparov
Training Match (1982), URS
King's Indian Defense: Averbakh. Benoni Defense Advance Variation (E75)  ·  0-1


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  Whitehat1963: What's the finish?
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  aw1988: The finish is 16...Nf6, threatening Ne4, after Qc1 black then wins the queen via Nc3+! bxc3 Nd3+.
Apr-02-07  amr52: what about Nxd5 then 17 .... Nc3 winning the exchange at least or going to 18... Na5 or Nxa7+
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  Bobsterman3000: Classic example of "castling into it" with 13. 0-0-0. White's 3 minor pieces were then sealed off from providing QS help due to the central pawn structure.

It would have been much better to go with 13. 0-0

Jun-27-08  rodo: a layman's question: I think 16...Nf6 is the best continuation in this situation, however if after this white play 17.Qc1 Ne4 18.Bd2 what's then? I don't see any evident moves to make a mate so easily
Aug-19-08  piroflip: no mate but 18...Nxf2 looks pretty decisive.
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  Jim Bartle: Fascinating. Resignation comes because a knight on e8 threatens a queen on d2 and a king on b1.
Jul-22-09  Skivist: I still don't get why white resigned so early. What's wrong with 17. a3
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  Benzol: <Skivist> Black has to move first. <aw1988> has hit the nail on the head. This game is actually short by one move. According to my copy of Kasparov's book "My Games" black's 16th move was ♘f6.

A possible continuation is

16...♘f6 17.a3 ♘e4 18.♕c1 ♘d3 19.♗xd3 ♘c3+ 20.♔a1 ♕b3 and White will lose.

Jul-22-09  hms123: <Benzol>

<A possible continuation is
16...Nf6 17.a3 Ne4 18.Qc1 Nd3 19.Bxd3 Nc3+ 20.Ka1 Qb3 and White will lose.>

<19.Rxd3> is much better for White

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after <19....Nxf2 20.Rf1 Nxd3 21.Bxd3>

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but <18...Nc3+ 19.Bxc3 Nd3+> wins for Black.

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  Benzol: <hms123> Thanks. That's what I get for only having a cusory glance at the previous posts and the position in front of me. LOL.


Jul-22-09  hms123: <Benzol> You are very welcome. I always enjoy your comments and analysis, which is why I looked at the position in the first place. Now if only I could get into such a position in the first place...
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  Xeroxx: I believe white resigned way too early.

I did some work on the final position and found that white can survive with 17. ng5 ..kg8 18.f3 ...hxg5 19.hxg ..Nh5 20.Bh2

and have some quite good fighting chances.

Jun-16-14  tonsillolith: Why not <17. Bd3>?
Aug-02-17  bla bla: (tonsillolith)
Because 17...Nxd3! 18.Qxd3 Ne4! 19.Qc2 (He must defend the mat on b2) Nc3+! and winning the queen.
Aug-02-17  bla bla: or winning the rook.
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  FSR: Pretty good! Magerramov lasted two moves longer than he had in E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1979.
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