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Fritz (Computer) vs Garry Kasparov
Intel World Chess Man vs. Machine III (1995), London, England, rd 1
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)  ·  0-1


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Jul-02-05  pencuse: 17. .. Ne4!!, hard find against a computer. It destroys the queen side pawn structure of white, and wins the game.
Jul-13-08  Xeroxx: kasparov isnt a famous nimzo-indian player but this is great
Aug-28-11  cormier: 12 Rd1? imho
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  AylerKupp: Frankly, ...Ne4 (and sometimes ...Nd5 if the Black pawn is not on d5) is a common theme in the Nimzo-Indian featuring 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 and a later Bg5 by White, with or without ...h6, so I'm not surprised that a kibitzer found it. And I'm sure that today's Fritz (and any other competent engine) would have found it also. Houdini 1.5a found it at d=8 in less than 1 second, with an eval of [-0.60], and an eval of [-0.49] at d=23.

IMVHO, since I am well aware of this possibility I'm sure I would have found ...Ne4. Alas, what I probably would NOT have found was the right move to play it for maximum effect. And that, of course, is what differentiates a patzer like me from someone like Kasparov. Among many other things ...

Sep-02-11  DrMAL: Houdini evaluates 12.Rd1 and 13.Ne2 as somewhat weak with 12...Rc8 and 13...cxd4 as strongest replies, offering black some advantage. Similarly, 18.Qxg7?! was a mistake (instead of 18.Bxd8) where Kasparov played the most accurate line. 24...Rxe4 evaluated slightly better with 24...Bxe2 almost as strong where Kasparov again played out the line perfectly including after 30.g3 and 31.Rb3 two very slight inaccuracies. 33.Kf3?! was probably the losing mistake, although 34.Rd3?! also helped. Kasparov's play in this game was just astonishing even 35...Kb3 was very slightly more accurate than 35...Rxa3 wow!
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