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Aleksandr Shneider vs Garry Kasparov
Lyon FRA (1994), Nov-??
King's Indian Defense: Normal. King's Knight Variation (E60)  ·  1-0


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Sep-22-04  nullandvoid: This is an obscure loss by Kasparov, and it is amazing how an unknown player makes defeating Kasparov look so easy. Finding the losing move is difficult.
Sep-22-04  Knezh: Well, the manoever 16. ..Qa5-a3 turns out to be dubious.
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  Whitehat1963: Player of the Day WHIPS the Player of the last two decades!
May-22-09  WhiteRook48: What!!
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  Bobsterman3000: huh?

Was this a simul?

Feb-11-12  ColdSong: GK played classic games for the french club of Auxerre one year, in 1994, if I remember well,and had some poor results, this game, a difficult draw with Pinter, some other wins I suppose,all that for, impressive detail,at least for the young player I was, about 5 000 euros for a single game,if one more time I remember well.
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  Shams: Confusing. White is apparently a GM, although his last rating according to the site is 2088. Also, has anyone ever heard of him?
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  alexmagnus: There are two players named Alexander Shneider. One is a Russian, born 1948, with a last rating of 2088. The other one (FIDE writes him as Aleksandr Shneider) is a Ukrainian GM, born 1962 and rated currently 2529.
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  Shams: <alexmagnus> I see. This is the GM here, I take it?
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  alexmagnus: I guess yes. Kasparov lost to some 2500s but I think if he lost to a 2000-2100 it would be memorized forever :)
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  Shams: Yeah, unless it was a simul.

Although...late in his career he blundered horribly and lost to a mere FM, didn't he? Some guy nobody had heard of.

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  acirce: Not in a serious game, no. Maybe you're thinking of Huzman vs Kasparov, 2003 but Huzman was a 2574 GM.
Feb-11-12  AlphaMale: He lost an odds game to Terry Chapman, who was rated ~2200 but is not an FM:

T Chapman vs Kasparov, 2001

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  Shams: <acirce> I could have sworn he lost to at least an IM or below but I'm sure you're right.
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  Honza Cervenka: Gazza lost to Matthias Wahls in 1985 clock simul against Hamburger SK. Wahls later became GM but in 1985 he was not yet even IM.
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  LoveThatJoker: GG

Note that if 39...Rxd2 40. Rxd2 and Black is forced to sacrifice his R for the enterprising a-pawn as White's LSB controls a8!


May-22-12  King Death: I sure don't know why I <LostThatJoker> because my rating would be at least 200 points higher if I got to see every single one of his bits of "wisdom". Even a beginning player can see what he's explained to us.
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  tpstar: Great game by White, defeating Kasparov in his prime. White seemed to lose time with his Queen in the opening but this did not prove harmful. I suspect Black's game was strategically lost after trading Queens, then White's Remove the Guard motif 33. Bg5 Bf6 34. Bxf6 Nxf6 35. Rxd6 winning a Pawn was decisive.
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