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Garry Kasparov vs Edvins Paulsovich Kengis
"Kengis Gone" (game of the day May-18-2012)
Tal Memorial (1995), Riga LAT, rd 10, Apr-22
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47)  ·  1-0


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May-18-12  NewLine: 22...Kh7 feels better, although hopeless anyway.
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  bharat123: Black castled into the attack.
May-18-12  ossipossi: Kind of helpmate.
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  Check It Out: Pool kun.
May-18-12  DanielBryant: I imagine Kengis began feeling very dejected once Kasparov played 18.f5.
May-18-12  sofouuk: <DanielBryant: I imagine Kengis began feeling very dejected once Kasparov played 18.f5.>given the cavalier nature of his general play you never know, he might still have been fancying his chances. 20 Bf6! must have hurt, though. crime and punishment
May-18-12  Shams: A splendid spoonerism.
May-18-12  JohnBoy: Great wordplay covers for not-particularly-important game.
May-18-12  RMKvdS: <<ToTheDeath:> A textbook example of how to beat back an unsound attack (10... h5). Kaspy plays 11. Bg5! and if 11... Ng4 then 12. f4! Nf2+ 13. Rxf2 Bxf2 14. e5 followed by Ne4 and white has fantastic compensation for the exchange.>

Very nice sequence, was pondering why f4 was important. But then it dawned, h2 is targeted. After 14. e5 I was wandering, what if 14... f5?

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15. Qd6

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Now a trade is inevitable, so after 15... Qxd6 16. exd6 we have:

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Seems like a world of pain. Castling short is impossible, hanging the h5 pawn and eventually giving back the exchange due to the lack of escape squares for the rook.

White can place the bishop at e7 perhaps? Removing the ability to castle anyway. Even though I don't see a clear win here, Kaspy should be able to convert this into a win.

May-18-12  RMKvdS: 14... f5 to prevent Ne4.
May-18-12  Shams: <RMKvdS> 14...f5 15.exf6 looks great for White.
May-18-12  zakkzheng: Horray for Kasparov! There are fireworks exploding over the house top!
May-18-12  7Heaven: Can anyone help me out with the title please? I can get the "is gone" part, but until there.
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  OhioChessFan: It's a word play on Gengis Khan.
May-18-12  RMKvdS: <Shams: <RMKvdS> 14...f5 15.exf6 looks great for White.> Oops. Indeed, can't believe I did not notice the f6 was so weak. Thought recapture and done, but it is not defended by any piece. Thank you.
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  Castleinthesky: This gives "going for the jugular" a new meaning.
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  kevin86: The rook and queen are both clinging safely to the vine, adverse,though it be.
May-18-12  lies: What's the best continuation after 20. ... gxf6 ?
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  Sastre: 20...gxf6 21.Rg3+ Kh8 (21...Kh7 22.fxe6+) 22.Qd1 wins.
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  Chessmensch: It really hurt to watch such a slaughter of a GM (but what was his rating in 1995?). He must have had a very bad day.
May-18-12  pericles of athens: geez even I wouldn't have played 23...Rb6
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  FSR: I'm not sure if the game title is supposed to be a spoonerism of Gengis Kahn (as <OCF> and <Shams> indicate) or a reference to "king is gone."
May-19-12  7Heaven: Thanks a lot!:)
Aug-01-15  nelech: 19...O-O? was a suicide. Instead, was not it possible to play 19...Rxb2!?(although very risky)?
Nov-14-16  victor antoni: Una partidaza... del maestrazo KASPAROV.. WAO!!!
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