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Garry Kasparov vs Tomas Oral
Eurotel Trophy Simul (2001) (exhibition), Prague CZE, rd 2, Oct-20
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. General (A30)  ·  1-0
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Dec-04-05  lopium: Seems Kasparov is incredible, beating a 2500+ in a simultanee! I guess it requires a very strong memory to be able to memorize some main plans... etc.
Dec-04-05  Jim Bartle: This is probably a "clock-simul," where K plays against maybe six titled players at a time, with the option to play on any board at any moment.

I saw him do this in Peru in 1994 (his opponents included three 2500s) and it was impressive, especially considering the horrible conditions and poor crowd control. Smoke seemed to be coming out of his ears for four or five hours. He won a couple of brutal sacrificial games, won two in endgames, and took two relatively early draws.

Believe it or not, there were many moments when Kasparov was standing in front of the six boards, with all six opponents' clocks ticking.

He made a spectacular sacrifice on move 18 or so against Carlomagno Oblitas, then left Oblitas to look at his horrible position without moving for more than an hour.

Dec-04-05  Jim Bartle: Just checked. This was a game in a two-round simul against four top Czech players, which K won 5.5-2.5. Oral won his game with white, K's only loss.
Dec-05-05  lopium: Thanksxz very much for the information. Did you go to Peru only for him or you live there, or you were on his way, or you werent't in Peru at all?
Dec-05-05  Jim Bartle: I live here in Peru.
May-11-06  notyetagm: From the chessbase.com report on this game at http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...:

<Yesterday’s hero, Oral, knew that his task would not be easy. No top Grandmaster likes to lose and Garry would focus his attention on this game. Losing once was bad, losing twice would be unthinkable! Garry’s choice of the English was a cagey one as Oral never settled into a comfortable position. He chose to sacrifice his b7-pawn rather than commit himself to passive defense. Garry grabbed the pawn and made his free c-pawn the main focus of Black’s problems. An elegant piece sacrifice by the World’s number one gave him a better endgame. Victory however was instantaneous when Oral blundered badly with 32…g6, which allowed 33.Nd5! winning.>

Apr-10-09  newzild: Yeah, it's true that 32...g6 is a bad move. But it's hard to see anything better for black - he's completely tied up.
Apr-10-09  newzild: Maybe 32...h5, intending 33...Kh7, which unpins the Re8 and threatens the e7 knight.
Jan-10-11
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  Domdaniel: 32...h5 (or ...h6) is better, but still leads to a lost ending, eg 32...h6 33.c5 Kh7 34.Rxe8 Nxe8 35.c8Q Bxc8 36.Nxc8

As if the second c-pawn wasn't trouble enough, Black must lose material. If he now tries to hold the a-pawn and blockade with the N on c7, then for example

36...a6 37.Nd6 Nc7 38.Nxf7 is hopeless for black.

Kasparov must have seen these endings when he played 24.Nd4.

Apr-18-14  KingG: Kasparov had been on the Black side of this variation 21 years earlier: Mikhalchishin vs Kasparov, 1980.

Kasparov improved with 17.Qe5!, rather than the 17.Qf4 played in that game. It seems likely that he found this improvement while studying his earlier game.

Aug-13-19
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  OhioChessFan: I know 5...e6 is book, but e5 seems right to me.
Aug-13-19
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  Count Wedgemore: <OhioChessFan: I know 5...e6 is book, but e5 seems right to me.>

It certainly looks playable, but the downside of that move is that Since Black has already played ...c5, the result of playing 5...e5 is that Black will forever relinquish the important d5-square. He can no longer protect or control it with a pawn, which may enable White to place a piece there, usually a knight, on that square as an outpost. The move 5...e6 makes less concessions, one could say.

Aug-14-19
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  PhilFeeley: Reminds me of that old lawyer's joke:

DA (to witness): Remember, all your answers must be oral. Witness: OK
DA: What is your name?
Witness: Oral

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