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Garry Kasparov vs Frank Holzke
Koln Schach-Koln-Cup (Holtzke,F) (1988), Koln Schach-Koln-Cup (Holtzke,F), rd 32
Czech Defense: General (B07)  ·  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. _ ♘f2+ 13. ♖xf2 ♗xf2 14. ♘h5, White has a dangerous attack, for example 14. _ g6 15. ♘g7+ ♔e7 16. ♕d2, winning a tempo by attacking the f2♗ and preparing 17. ♕d2-g5+, and if Black answers 17. _ f7-f6 then 18. ♕g5-h6. Or 14. _ 0-0 15. ♕d2 and ♕d2-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 ♖ 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. _ ♘f2+ 13. ♖xf2 ♗xf2 14. ♘h5 0-0 15. ♕d2, White puts up the mean threat 16. ♕g5 g6 17. ♕h6 gxh5 18. f6 ♘xf6 19. ♕g5+ ♔h8 20. ♕xf6+ ♔g8 21. ♗h6 and 22. ♕g7#
Apr-13-11  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
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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.

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