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Alexander Beliavsky vs Garry Kasparov
Barcelona World Cup (1989), Barcelona ESP, rd 11, Apr-12
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation General (B83)  ·  0-1


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Oct-26-06  TopaLove: Kasparovīs position was so much better after 38...Rh8+ that I thought it would be a faster win. Anyway, the last move was fantastic.
Feb-08-07  AAAAron: Beliavsky was the only player to hand Kasparov a loss for the year 1989!
Feb-08-07  Shams: what happens on 24.exd5 <?>
Feb-23-07  AAAAron: I don't know......Interesting question!!!
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Feb-23-07  suenteus po 147: Most impressive. I think for the novice chess researcher (like me), it is crucial to see these Kasparov games from the 1980s to understand where the mystique and the brilliance was initially established.
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  Eric Schiller: <suenteus> This is not an early game (1989). You shluld look at the games from Banja Luka 1979, Graz 1981 and especially Bugojno 1982 to see the young Kasparov develop. I was fortunate to see the last two in person.

Kasparov himself considers 1983 the pivotal year when many things changed, including his repertoire.

Feb-23-07  suenteus po 147: <Eric Schiller> Certainly you have a better awareness than I do since you were conscious and involved at that point. For me (born in '78) I'm always assaulted with games from the Kasparov era of dominance which seems to me to be about 1991-2001. By then, though, Kasparov had become Kasparov. So from my vantage point I regard most of Kasparov's games from pre-1990 as "early." I have looked at Kasaprov's games from Bugojno: Game Collection: Bugojno 1982 but I will be sure to look up Banja Luka 1979 and Graz 1981 per your recommendation.
Sep-13-14  fisayo123: Complete Najdorf domination with the black pieces by Gazza against a prime Beliavsky. The tactical understanding, the exchange sacrifices, the whole package. His incredible chess genius never ceases to amaze me.

61...Rh8! is a nice finish just to clear the back line of the enemy rook and ready for the inevitable pawn push.

Mar-19-17  Saniyat24: Beliavsky showed a lot of resistance before losing...!
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