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Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Garry Kasparov
EUR-ASIA Rapid Match (2001), Batumi GEO, rd 12, Sep-19
Catalan Opening: General (E00)  ·  0-1


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Jul-14-04  seoulmama: A funny game - 10.o-o?? o-o??. Black did not play the obvious Be5, which wins a rook.
Jul-14-04  arifattar: <Seoulmama> 10...Be5, 11. d6 and white is much better.
Jul-14-04  Goodgame: In this game Kasparov style very similar to Alekhine. 26.Qd3!
Jul-14-04  alexandrovm: Kasparov style is so crazy I can't believe it! The queen is hanging, the rook also. It's a complete disaster position for white.
Jul-14-04  sneaky pete: <arifattar> <10... Be5 11.d6 .. and white is much better> Please explain how since after 11... Rb8 white will be a full piece down.
Jul-14-04  radu stancu: If the score-sheet is correct, than definitely the 10. 0-0 is an error and 10... Be5 wins on the spot. So that makes both 0-0s errors. I think Kasparov was so concentrated on getting the king to safety in order to start an attack that he simply overlooked the move. It was a rapid game after all.
Jul-14-04  arifattar: <sneaky pete> didn't see that. I think, neither did Kasparov.
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  acirce: has the same initial 10 moves (probably the rest too but I didn't check that).
Jul-14-04  karlzen: According to both players missed Be5 and the scoresheet seems to be correct. Here is an excerpt:

'A few seconds after moving, Kasparov noticed that he could have played 10...Be5, a fact acknowledged by Kasimdzhanov with a grin. "This [missed chance] could have destoyed him psychologically," said Kasimdzhanov later, "but actually it destroyed me."'

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  acirce: Lol, imagine having to resign as White after 10 moves.
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  Benzol: <acirce> Have a look at this one Petrosian vs H Ree, 1971

Has anyone compiled a collection of the shortest Grandmaster losses?

Jul-15-04  iron maiden: <Mercedes Benz-ol> Ughaibu has two collections based on World Champions losing miniatures, but you may have heard of those before. Sorry for that crack about your name, btw. :-)
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  Benzol: Thanks <iron maiden>(japan) No problem about the crack. :-)
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  acirce: <Benzol> That was as Black, big difference! :-)
Jul-15-04  seoulmama: arifattar, what?!?!? 11.d6 helps nothing! Black plays Rb8. In New in Chess the whole story was told, and it was told that Gazza and Kasi both smiled after they missed Be5.
Jul-15-04  arifattar: yes <seoulmama> I have acknowledged my mistake in previous posts.
Jul-15-04  seoulmama: Ah, ari, I didn't see those.
Jan-07-05  Jack Rabbit: Neat finish.

The threat is 30 -- Qh7+ 31 Bh3 Nf3+ winning White's Queen. There is no adequate parry.

Oct-07-05  Queens Gambit: How Kasparov used those horses it was fantastic!!
Dec-01-05  Soltari: <Hidden Skillz: damn this was crazy..>

That's what I thought. I was searching for some non-sicilian Kasparov games to find out how he responds to 1.d4. But it seems he can even tiwst this opening into a sicilian like opening with a lot of space behind the black pawns on the queenside. It's quite amazing.

Dec-01-05  euripides: Kasmdzhanov rather cheekily revisits the scene of one of Kasparov's early triumphs: Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1983
Dec-29-06  notyetagm: This game looks like a dream Benoni for Black.

Position after 23 ... axb5:

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Black's game is so overwhelming in the final position that it is hard to believe that the White player was rated over 2700.

Final position:

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  wordfunph: Kasimdzhanov-Kasparov

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A few seconds after moving, Kasparov noticed that he could have played 10...Be5, a fact acknowledged by Kasimdzhanov with a grin. "This (missed chance) could have destroyed him psychologically," said Kasimdzhanov later, "but actually it destroyed me."

(Source: Chess Asia Magazine Vol. 15 No. 1)

Jul-24-12  The Last Straw: 10...Be5 only wins a knight and activates the bishop due to 11.Nc3 but a knight is at least material.
Aug-08-12  sfm: <Jack Rabbit:
The threat is 30 -- Qh7+ 31 Bh3 Nf3+ winning White's Queen.>
Or leave the queen and play 32.-,Qxh3#!
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