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|Apr-11-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: My analysis of this game ...
|Mar-23-15|| ||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
|Mar-23-15|| ||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|
|May-22-15|| ||greenfield67: Hmm. I was so focused on stopping 30.Qe6+ that I ruled out everything which allowed it, including 29...Bg3. And so my question - how bad is 30.Qe6+ after the game continuation?|
|May-22-15|| ||M.Hassan: "Difficult"
Black to play 29....?
Black has a Bishop+pawn for a Rook.
<if 31.hxg3 Nxg3+ and winning the Queen>
White can no longer check the King and has to save his Queen:
White has to continue a Queenless game.
Time to check
Miles different!!! but I don't see what is wrong with my line. Any comments appreciated.
|May-22-15|| ||al wazir: <My solution was similar to <M.Hassan>'s: 29...e2 30. Qxe2 Nxg3+ 31. hxg3 Qxg3 32. Qe6+ (32. Qf1 Rf4, threatening Rh4+) Kg7 33. Qd7+ Kh6 34. Rf1 Rf4 35. Rxf2 Rxf2, with mate to follow.|
|May-22-15|| ||greenfield67: <al wazir> I had what you had up until 32.Qe6+, but I think White probably has defensive resources thereafter that I haven't properly considered yet: Ra7+ looks like it might be useful somewhere down the line.|
|May-22-15|| ||dfcx: I would play 29...Bxg3
If white accepts the sac,
30.hxg3 Nxg3+ 31. Kg1 e2
A. 32. Re1 Qc5+ 33. Kg2 Qf2+ 34. Kh3 Nf1
white can't prevent mate without giving up its rooks for black's knight and pawn.
35.Rxf1 (Rxe2? 36.Rf3+ and mates) exf1=Q+ 36.Rxf1 Qxf1+
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White will lose even more material to avoid mate
B) 32.Qe6+ Qxe6 33.exd1=Q+ 34.Rxd1 Ne2+
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|May-22-15|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: another of those games which is just too famous to be a puzzle, unless you haven't seen it before in which case well done!|
The game was very important for the theory of this variation of the semi-slav.
|May-22-15|| ||Penguincw: Hmm, I though 29...e2 followed by some piece sac on g3 was going to be played. :||
|May-22-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: Another gem from Gazza!
GK has got to be my third favorite player of all time, just behind Carlsen and Fischer. I love his dynamic play.
|May-22-15|| ||kevin86: Another brilliant finish for Kasparov!|
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|May-22-15|| ||patzer2: For our Friday puzzle we have a familiar Kasparov game which has been well analyzed many times.|
Rather than going into detail on the Friday puzzle solution 29...Bxg3!!, I'll venture a guess as to where White went wrong.
Seems to me 21. Nd5?!, allowing 21...Bxd5 22. exd5 Bxg2+ , is where the game turns in Black's favor.
My computer (Deep Fritz 14) prefers 21. Qe2 =, but I don't like the positions arising after 21...Bd4 22. a4 Bc6 =.
Instead, after a bit of trial and error against the computer, I came up with 21. h3 = as a suggested improvement.
Playing it out move-by-move against Fritz, White forces a draw by perpetual check after 21. h3 Bxf2+ 22. Rxf2 Ng4 23. Qxg4 Qxf2+ 24. Kh2 Qxc2 25. Qe6+ Kh8 26. Rf1 Rg8 27. Qxe5 Qxb2 28. Rf7 Bxe4 29. Rxg7 Rxg7 30. Qe8+ Rg8 31. Qe5+ =.
|May-22-15|| ||Chess Dad: <M. Hassan: Miles different!!! but I don't see what is wrong with my line. Any comments appreciated.>|
I am not good enough to spot the error myself, so I turned to the silicon monster.
31. Ra7 and 31. Qe6+ both rate at about +1.05.
But yeah, if White makes the 31. Qg2 error, you've got quite the advantage at about -7, and 31. hxg3 is #8 after Nxg3.
|May-22-15|| ||agb2002: Black has a knight and a pawn for a rook.
Black must take into account the simplifying maneuver Qe6+.
This suggests 29... Re8, threatening 30... e2:
A) 30.Qe2 Nxg3+ (slower looks 30... Qxg3 31.hxg3 Nxg3+ 32.Kh2 Nxe2 with the idea Nf4, e2, etc.) 31.hxg3 Qxg3 32.Qf1 e2 33.Qg2 exd1=Q+ 34.Rxd1 (34.Bxd1 Re1+ and mate next) 34... Re1+ 35.Rxe1 Qxg2+ 36.Kxg2 Bxe1 - + [2P].
B) 30.Be4 Qe5 31.Bf3 e2 32.Re1 Bxe1 33.Rxe1 Qxb2 looks very good for Black.
I don't have time for more.
|May-22-15|| ||M.Hassan: <Chess Dad31. Ra7 and 31. Qe6+ both rate at about +1.05.>|
I can see the advantage of 31.Qe6+ but don't see any reason(or undrlying reason) for 31.Ra7. Do you?
|May-23-15|| ||patzer2: <agb2002> After 29...Re8, Deep Fritz 14 shows White having reasonably good drawing chances after 30. Bf5! when play might continue 30...e2 31. Be6+ Rxe6 32. Qxe6+ Qxe6 33. dxe6 exd1=Q+ 34. Rxd1 Nf6 35. Rd8+ Kg7 36. Kg2 Be3 37. Rb8 Bd4 38. Rxb5 Ne4 39. Kf3 Nd2+ 40. Ke2 Nb3 41. Rb4 Bxb2 42. Rxc4 Nd4+ 43. Kd3 Nxe6 44. Rb4 Be5 45. Ke4 (-0.47 @ 29 depth).|
|May-23-15|| ||patzer2: In trying to solve the Friday puzzle, I had no trouble remembering 29...Bxg3!! 30. hxg3 Nxg3+ .|
However, I had difficulty finding a refutation to White's strongest defense 31. Kg1.
The link given in 2011 by <LMAJ> and the analysis posted yesterday by <dfcx> both show the winning reply to 31. Kg1 is 31...e2! 32. Qe6 Qxe6 33. dxe6 exd1(Q)+ (-2.53 @ 23 depth, Deep Fritz 14).
|May-23-15|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: For those interested, David Vigorito's old book "Play the Semi-Slav" (Quality Chess 2008) has this as one of the illustrative games and thus contains some theory and annotations to the game.|
21. Qe2 was played later, and recommended as strongest in Dreev's excellent book "The Meran and Anti-Meran Variations" (Chess Stars 2011), when 21...Qe6! gives black fine play, e.g. Korotylev-Dreev, Fuegen 2006.
|May-23-15|| ||agb2002: <patzer2> Thank you!|
I saw the first few moves but gave probably too much importance to the possibiilty of an eventual Qe6+ and didn't find much time to study the position yesterday.
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