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Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Garry Kasparov
"Black Swan" (game of the day Mar-23-15)
XXII Torneo Ciudad de Linares (2005)  ·  Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Variation (D47)  ·  0-1
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Jun-25-05  Montreal1666: <LIFE Master AJ:> everything is a public record except a 5.0 million dollar offer. Are saying that *you* have read in a Russian Website that there was an offer for Kasparov to play against "Acoona Toolbar" for a prize money of 5.0 million dollar?

If yes what is the address of this website? can you post it here please.

Jun-28-05  LIFE Master AJ: <Montreal> Someone sent me the link to the story ... I did not save the link or the e-mail.

I get zillions of e-mails ... you can't possibly expect me to save them all.

As for the aforementioned offer, Kasparov made a "round-about" mention of it in one of his newspaper columns. He also affirmed that he would be playing no more chess.

Jun-28-05  Montreal1666: <LIFE Master AJ:> So then you are only speaking in general terms. There was no mention of "Acoona Toolbar".
Jun-29-05  LIFE Master AJ: <Montreal1666> Pardon, did I give that impression?

No, there was just a general offer for him to play, the amount of five million was mentioned. (There is also the hint that the Hydra team approached Kasparov before Adams - a hint mind you. His next column in "New in Chess" is supposed to cover this.) We shall wait and see.

Also - FIDE ( clearly made an offer to play in the up-coming World's Championship in South America. (I read the article on there, I forget the exact link.) I think Garry made it pretty clear he would NOT be playing - further he considers the current FIDE system to be useless. (I happen to agree.)

Oct-07-05  Queens Gambit: A beatifull crushed over Kasim.
Jun-20-06  LIFE Master AJ: If you have the interest, I can definitely recommend the new book: < "Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games," (Volume 2). >

It's by GM Igor Stohl and was just recently released (May, 2006) by Gambit Publications.

Anyway - this game is in there ... and it is deeply annotated. (Great stuff, recommended for any Kasparov fan or student just trying to improve. How could you go wrong by closely studying one of the greatest players who ever lived?)

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  paulalbert: <AJ> I presume you are also positive on Stohl's volume 1 on Kasapaov's games as well. I have Stohl's " Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces" which also is a high quality book. Paul Albert
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  paulalbert: Correction: "Kasparov's"
Jun-21-06  blingice: People need to learn that they can copy and paste their old message into the new message box, make that change, post it, then delete their other message. It really doesn't take ingenuity or skill.
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  NakoSonorense: <aw1988:><Lol. I meant that as a joke. I pity the soul who does not watch The Simpsons.> I have never everrr watched the Simpsons. Not even for 5 minutes.
Jun-21-06  LIFE Master AJ: Paul:

Yes, I reviewed that book (Vol. I) on Amazon ... I found almost nothing bad to say about it. (In fact, it was pretty darned good.)

I can already tell you I will definitely give this one five stars as well. - A.J.

Jun-21-06  blingice: <NakoSonorense: I have never everrr watched the Simpsons. Not even for 5 minutes.>

That's too bad. Despite it's humor, it is very politically and socially (more socially) poingant than you'd believe, "South Park" as well (which is more political). I'd recommend watching them both, as they are both satires of behavior.

Jun-29-06  LIFE Master AJ: TO: Paul Albert

I tried to review the new Stohl book (Kasparov's Best Games, Vol. II); but Amazon would not accept the review. (They consider it all the same book/product ... each person is limited to one review per product or book.)

However, I created a new page and posted it on my website ... you may read it there, if you are interested.

Jul-21-06  MrMelad: Kasparov decided in this tournament to go after the f2 pawn whenever he played the black pieces. Like in

Vallejo-Pons vs Kasparov, 2005

Good game, it looks easy...

Aug-20-06  you vs yourself: Excellent novelty and a fantastic finish by Kasparov!
Jan-10-07  adviser: The moral story of what I learned after seeing kaspy's games is "never repair your damaged pawn structure or position unless you have free tempi instead, attack your opponent on wthe strenght you have in your position".
Jul-26-08  aazqua: Ouch. How did this guy ever get to be world champ? He's got to be 200 or more below Garry.
Dec-26-08  Trojan Horse: Kasparov himself annotates this game:
Nov-24-10  Hesam7: <Honza Cervenka: 21. Qe2 would have been definitely more interesting. I would like to see what Garry intended to play after that.>

My guess is 21. ... Kh8 followed by ... b4 to undermine the e4-pawn.

Nov-24-10  Hesam7: 21. Qe2:

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And now Stockfish 1.9.1 gives the following truncated line @ depth 30: 21. ... Bd4 22. a4 Kh8 23. axb5 (-0.04)

Apr-11-11  LIFE Master AJ: My analysis of this game ...

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  FSR: Imagine, at the time of this game Kasim was the reigning FIDE World Champion. I'd say Kasparov was a little better.
Mar-23-15  LoveThatJoker: A nice win by, the then former World Champoion, Kasparov in his final tournament as a competitive chess professional.

<FSR> Kasparov was ever so slightly the better chess player at the time. :D


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  kevin86: the extra pawns will win for black.
Mar-23-15  rainingpieces: 32..Rh2+ looks nice, but the king can escape to f3. An interesting detail in my opinion
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