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Garry Kasparov vs Frank Holzke
Koln Schach-Koln-Cup (Holtzke,F) (1988)  ·  Czech Defense: General (B06)  ·  0-1
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Aug-05-04  Whitehat1963: Kaspy gets a serious a** whipping from a much lower-rated player in the opening of the day. Might this have been a simul?
Aug-05-04  AdrianP: Yes, it was a simul at Cologne.
Dec-29-06  Kruglov: Why not win the Exchange with 12...Nf2+ ?
Dec-29-06  Black Vampire: Kruglov, Holzke must have feared 13.Nh5, (thatīs why he played 12...h5?)though Black can defend it without problems. The computer gives a clear advantage to Black after the only correct 12...Nf2+!. After 13.Ng5! Black cannot play 13...Nf2+? because of the threats 15.Bc4 and 16.Nxh5.
Dec-30-06  sucaba: After 12. _ Nf2+ 13. Rxf2 Bxf2 14. Nh5, White has a dangerous attack, for example 14. _ g6 15. Ng7+ Ke7 16. Qd2, winning a tempo by attacking the f2B and preparing 17. Qd2-g5+, and if Black answers 17. _ f7-f6 then 18. Qg5-h6. Or 14. _ 0-0 15. Qd2 and Qd2-g5 next.
It seems that playing 12. _ h5 was a good decision. Perhaps Holzke was inspired by the move 13. _ h5 in Anderssen vs Max Lange, 1859, where Black was able to use the uncastled R on the h-file, too.
Jan-01-07  Black Vampire: Sucaba, after 12...Nf2+ 13.Rxf2, Bxf2 14.Nh5, why not 14...0-0?
Jan-01-07  sucaba: With 12. _ Nf2+ 13. Rxf2 Bxf2 14. Nh5 0-0 15. Qd2, White puts up the mean threat 16. Qg5 g6 17. Qh6 gxh5 18. f6 Nxf6 19. Qg5+ Kh8 20. Qxf6+ Kg8 21. Bh6 and 22. Qg7#
Apr-13-11
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  farkaskutya: I'm puzzled why this is classified as a Modern/Robatsch (B06) opening.
Mar-13-12  Everett: 29..h3! Ice water in the veins...
Mar-13-12  efvaatn: yeah, ice water it is
Dec-29-12  sukatma: why Kasparov don't 22.Nxb5
Dec-29-12
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  Phony Benoni: <sukatma>: After <22.Nxb5>:


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Black plays 22...Rxf1+ 23.Rxf1 axb5, and is a piece ahead.

Kasparov's line gave him a rook and knight for the queen. That is not full compensation, but it is better than being a piece down.


Kasparov on Kasparov: Part I
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