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Loek van Wely vs Garry Kasparov
Tilburg Fontys (1997), Tilburg NED, rd 1, Sep-27
English Opening: King's English Variation. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25)  ·  0-1


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Jul-19-03  apple head: Kasprov is a really bad player, he would lose to Philidor - the weakest player ever
Jul-19-03  Benjamin Lau: <applehead>
Kasparov could beat you in under 20 moves, assuming he doesn't want to have his way with you. Another thing, exactly how would Philidor be "the weakest player ever" if he could beat Kasparov? And why did you put this irrelevant comment on a game Kaspaorv WON? Whatever.
Aug-03-04  Knight13: <apple head> Kasparov is the STRONGEST PLAYER EVER. Not weakest player ever. And I agree with Benjamin Lau that he can beat you under 20 moves.
Aug-03-04  Knight13: I agree that white lost. I bet white can't stop the pawn from promoting.
Aug-29-04  Giancarlo: Apple head you dingus.
Aug-02-05  AdrianP: 52 Bb1 Rb2 53 Nc3 Rxb1! 54 Nxb1 a2 etc. (Aagaard).
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  plang: Against Van Wely's quiet reversed Paulsen setup Kasparov held back from playing ..d6 so he could play 8..d5 in one shot. 13 Na4 was a really provocative move allowing Kasparov to increase his advantage in development. 13 Be2 would have been more logical. Stohl recommended 15 f3 although black would have been clearly better. Kasparov did not even give the sacrifice 15..Nd4 an !. Van Wely had seen the sacrifice but missed the follow-up 19..Qd5 and 20..Re5 which led to an endgame with a solid black advantage. 26..a5 sacrificed a pawn in order to keep his rook active. 37..Kg5 would have saved a tempo but Kasparovs advantage was so large that this did not really matter.
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  wordfunph: from BCM Nov 1997..

<Van Wely: Maybe I did something wrong in the opening?

Kasparov: You did everything wrong in the opening.>


Feb-24-14  SpiritedReposte: Apple with a good troll over 10 years ago. Old school right there.
Feb-24-14  PJs Studio: I really enjoy 49...Kf4!

"Go ahead, take my c-pawn! Mwahahahahaaaa..."

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