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Garry Kasparov vs Vladimir Kramnik
Paris (1995) (rapid), rd 1025
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  0-1


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May-17-05  knightspot: What went wrong for Kasparov here? Is it 38.Nbd5? after which he lost the exchange? Or did he just mess up the endgame in general? He was down a pawn after the last big exchange, but somehow just kept losing ground positionally.
Aug-08-05  Sydro: 47.Kxf5 looks really bad. 47.Kd4 would work better.
Aug-08-05  Hesam7: <Sydro> I think this was a Blitz game so you can not expect high quality chess, specially not at move 47.
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  spirit: the game was lost anyway, but me thinks 43.a4 was really ingenious
Mar-08-07  waddayaplay: According to my computer, Kasparov had the advantage up to move 36. Several different moves are possible there, such as g4, b5 or Nb6+. For example 36. g4 e5 37. f5! e4+ 38.♗xe4 ♗xc4+ 39.♔xc4 ♘e5+ 40.♔b3 ♘xg4 41.♗g1 when material is equal but white probably has a slight positional plus due to the posibility of creating a passed pawn on the queenside...

After the played move, 36.♗f2 e5, the position becomes rather equal. Kasparov then misevaluates with 47.♔xf5. The natural 47.♔d4 would keep the game level.

Mar-08-07  waddayaplay: I can find that the game was played in PCA Intel Grand Prix Paris, and it was rapidplay with a tc of 25' (not blitz).
Aug-07-08  randzo: it was said that Kasparov lost his match aginst Kramnik due to his worse play in positions without qeen...
Aug-07-08  Duck McCluck: I think at around move 36 when material was equal, kasparov had to analyze too many possible kramnik knight moves. The knight on E7 had so many tactical threats, and was amazingly situated to handle all white's counterplay.

Another one going in the collection for me.

Aug-07-08  Woody Wood Pusher: Linares 1994 Karpov wiped the floor with Kramnik, it seems Kasparov's legendary psychological judgment continually let him down with Kramnik and he strayed into positions difficult for his own style of play...
Aug-13-08  Duck McCluck: Does anyone else see similarities in this game to the one where he played Topalov in his final tournament?
May-08-13  grasser: The game as played live.

Nov-19-15  kamagong24: this is a great defensive gem by Kramnik! this should be GOTD
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