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Garry Kasparov vs Alexander Beliavsky
"Beli Ache" (game of the day Dec-15-2018)
Candidates Match (1983), Moscow URS, rd 9, Mar-??
Benoni Defense: Benoni-Indian Defense. Kingside move order (A43)  ·  1-0


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Oct-18-05  Poisonpawns: gm 9 1983 canidates qf The match is over at this point and beliavsky cannot catch up.So he switches from his beloved Queens Gambit to the old Benoni for a game and gets trashed 15 moves of theory to end up in a clearly worse position.On move 29.Rxg3?? Beliavsky must have seen a ghost,because what he thought he saw was not there and he resigned fast.Great match for Kasparov on the road to the championship.I think his next oppenent was Gm Victor (the terrible) Korchnoi.
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  hedgeh0g: Perhaps Nxg1 instead of the immediate Rg8 would have been an improvement for Black.
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  Fusilli: The natural square for Black's queenside Knight in the Benoni is c7 (to support the thematic P-b5 advance), not b4, where it basically does nothing, as this game is an example of.
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  andrewjsacks: Good one, HeMateMe.
Dec-15-18  saturn2: 31 Rg1 offers unnecessarily the exchange but if 31...Nxg1 black is still lost after the terrible blunder before.
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  HeMateMe: thanks Andrew! It takes a great game to produce a good pun. There's nothing better than Kaspy in the playoffs.
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  ChessHigherCat: According to SF, offering the exchange was the best move for white (+5.34 (24 ply) 31.Rg1 Rg8 32.Qd2 Qf6 33.Bd7 Nxg1+ 34.Rxg1 Rg6) and it's bad for black to accept the exchange immediately (+5.94 (23 ply) 31...Nxg1 32.Qxg1 Rg8 33.Qh2 Kh7 etc.
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  MSteen: Hey, HeHateMe, how do I suggest a pun for a game. BTW, yours was great on this game!
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  thegoodanarchist: <Poisonpawns: ...On move 29.Rxg3?? Beliavsky must have seen a ghost,because what he thought he saw was not there and he resigned fast.>

I was thinking the same. AB just missed something in his calculation, or saw something that wasn't.

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  keypusher: To be fair, with Rh1 coming up, it makes no difference what Black does, e.g. 29....Rg6 30.Rh1 Ng5 31.Qd2 followed by doubling rooks and h6 caves in.

Kasparov crossed Beliavsky up starting with his second move, preventing the sharp position Black needed. Itís not easy to have to play for a win with Black against Kasparov.

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  HeMateMe: Hello <MSteen>. Just go to the home page, scroll down towards the bottom where it says 'Pun Submission.'
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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. + / = (0.49): 10...Re8 11.Bf4 Nh5 12.Bh2 Bxb5 13.axb5 a6 14.bxa6 Rxa6 15.Rxa6 Nxa6 16.Qe2 Nf6 17.Ra1 Nd7 18.Nd2 Nb4 19.Nc4 Nb6 20.Ne3 Nd7 21.Bf4 Ne5 22.Bxe5 Bxe5 23.Qb5 b6

2. + / = (0.57): 10...Qc8 11.Nb1 c4 12.Bd2 Bxb5 13.axb5 a5 14.bxa6 Nxa6 15.Nc3 b5 16.Nxb5 Nc5 17.Rxa8 Qxa8 18.Nc3 Nfd7 19.Qe2 Qa6 20.Bg5 Rb8 21.Nd1 e6 22.Nd2 exd5 23.exd5 h6

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