|Jul-25-04|| ||pencuse: A very good game by Kasparov in Sicilian Dragon that uses pins for a1-h8 diagonal (weakness of knight) and e8 line. ending is brilliant:|
40. ... Bg8 (only move) 41. Ne6!! (threatens 42. g7+ Rxg7 43. Qxg7#)
-> 41. ... Rxe6 42. g7#
-> 41. ... Qxe6 42. g7+ Rxg7 43. Qxe6
-> 41. ... Qxa2+ 42. Kxa2 Rxe6 43. g7#
|Apr-13-05|| ||a.dehaybe: Kasparov,G (2775) - Piket,J (2540) [B78]
[Shredder 9 ]
B78: Sicilian Dragon: Yugoslav Attack, 9 Bc4 Bd7 10 0-0-0 Rc8
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.h4 Ne5 [ WITH THE IMPORTANT VARIATION 10...Qa5 11.0-0-0 Rfc8 12.Bb3 b5 13.Kb1 Ne5 14.h5 Nxh5 15.Nd5 Qxd2 16.Rxd2 Kf8 17.g4 Ng3 18.Rg1 e6 19.Rxg3 exd5 20.Bxd5 Nc4 21.Bxc4 bxc4 22.c3 Rab8 23.Rg1 Rb7 24.Ne2 Rcb8 25.Rh1 Kg8 26.Bf4 Be5 27.g5 Rf8 28.Be3 f5 29.gxf6 Bxf6 30.Kc1 Be7 31.Nf4 a5 32.Rhh2 Bb5 33.Rhg2 Bc6 34.Rg3 Rfb8 35.Ne6 a4 36.Nd4 Bd7 37.Nf5 Bxf5 38.exf5 a3µ] 11.Bb3 Rc8 12.0-0-0 Nc4 [ Shredder 9: 12...a5 13.a4 Nc4 14.Bxc4 Rxc4 15.Qd3 Rb4 16.g4 Bxa4 17.h5 Qd7 18.hxg6 fxg6 19.Na2 Rb6 20.Qc4+ d5 21.Qc5 Qd6 22.Qxa5 0.17/16 ] 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.h5 Nxh5 15.g4 Nf6 16.Bh6 Nxe4 17.Qe3 Rxc3 18.bxc3 Nf6 19.Bxg7 Kxg7 20.Rh2 Rh8 21.Nb3 Bc6 22.g5 Nh5 23.f4 Re8 24.f5 Qb6 25.Nd4 Qc5 26.Re1 Bd7 27.Qf3 Bc6 28.Qe3 Bd7 29.Qf3 last book move 29...Bc6 30.Qf2 Kg8 31.Re3 Bd5 32.Rxh5 [ ¹32.Qe2!? should be investigated more closely 32...e5 33.fxe6 fxe6 34.Nxe6 Bxe6 35.Rxe6 Qg1+ 36.Kb2 Qb6+ 37.Kc1 Qg1+ 38.Kb2 Qb6+ 39.Kc1 Qg1 ] 32...gxh5µ 33.Qh4 Qc4?? with this move Black loses his initiative [ ¹33...Bc6 34.Qxh5 Bd7µ] 34.Qxh5 Qf1+ [ 34...Bg2 35.Kb2 Qf1 36.g6 fxg6 37.fxg6 ] 35.Kb2 e5 [ 35...Bg2 36.g6 fxg6 37.fxg6 h6 ] 36.Qh6 Kh8 37.g6 fxg6 38.fxg6 Re7 39.Rf3 Qc4 [ 39...Bxf3 Theme: Interference 40.Qf8# Theme: Double Attack] 40.Qf8+ 1-0
|May-12-05|| ||jaymar: This may be a stupid question but why does black always play 17...Rxc3 What is wrong with Nxc3?|
|May-12-05|| ||Karpova: the knight is needed to protect h7 (bg7: kg7: qh6+ and mate follows) that's why black plays 17...rc3:|
|May-12-05|| ||jaymar: Ok thanks.|
|May-13-05|| ||Karpova: <jaymar>
you are welcome!
|Nov-23-05|| ||offramp: First round game.
Kasparov went on to win this tournament with 12/14 - +10 =4. Second was Kortschnoi with a respectable 8½/14; in fact they were the only two players out of the 8 who had a plus score.
Kasparov's rating for the tournament was 2914.
|Jul-16-06|| ||Eggman: In his "Roman Lab" DVD series Dzindzichashvili gives the final move here as 40.♕f8+, which does indeed seem much simpler, since after 40...♗g8 41.♕xe7 ♕xa2+ 42.♔c1 ♕a1+ (or 42...♕a3+) 43.♔d2 Black is a Rook down, out of checks, and being mated.|
|Aug-14-07|| ||LIFE Master AJ: 40.Qf8+ WAS the last move ... see the Informant and the book on this tournament ... as well as the CB version of this game.|
|Oct-24-08|| ||tpstar: Fritz 7 suggestions:
1) 32. Rxh5? [32. Nb3 and White can hope to live Qb5 33. Kb2 =]
2) 32 ... gxh5 [32 ... Qa3+ 33. Kd2 gxh5 34. Qe2 ]
3) 33 ... Qc4?? [not a good decision, because now the opponent is right back in the game - 33 ... Qa3+ 34. Kd2 e5 35. Qxh5 Qa4 ]
4) 34. Qxh5 [=]
5) 34 ... Qf1+?? [allows the opponent back into the game - 34 ... Rd8!? must be considered]
6) 35. Kb2 [ ]
7) 36 ... Kh8?? [Black falls apart - 36 ... Qh1 37. Rh3 Qxh3 38. Qxh3 exd4 ]
Note Fritz 7 is very harsh with "?" and "??" and rarely assigns "!" (especially to humans ;>D). Black will surely get killed in line (7) with RB vs Q, but that does avoid mate. Compare these assessments against [Shredder 9] above posted by <a.dehaybe>.
[last book move] = 29 ... Bc6. Dang!
|Jul-20-12|| ||HOTDOG: 30...Qxc3! (Timman) and Black is perhaps slightly better, for example 31.Rxe7 Rxe7 32.f6+ Kf8 33.fxe7+ Ke8! 34.Nxc6 bxc6 35.Rh4 Qa1+ and 36...Qxa2|