|Nov-20-05|| ||b3wins: It's amazing how quickly Kasparov loses a theoretically drawn rook endgame! Starting with 39...h5? his defensive plan is wrong. It was better to hold with g6 and Kg7. This game made Piket the winner of the KasparovChess.com Grand Prix, played over the internet.|
|Jan-01-06|| ||euripides: Mueller and Lamprecht like 39...h5 but criticise 44..Re1, suggesting Black can save the game by moving the rook to the a file.|
|Sep-17-06|| ||refutor: ...h5 is okay. 44. ...Ra3 45.Rc7 Ra5 working to prevent e5-e6 is probably drawing.|
|Sep-22-07|| ||ketchuplover: This is the best single game rating performance in chess history.|
|Mar-07-08|| ||cionics: Ketchuplover:
Are you joking or serious? Piket is really quite good. This is not the only time he beat Kasparov. It's too bad he quit chess. I wonder what he's doing now.
|Mar-08-08|| ||aazqua: This is some horrible stuff. My guess is that Piket is doing something more productive with his time, like pumping gas.|
|Mar-31-08|| ||ToTheDeath: I'm just going to ignore that ridiculous comment.
Nice victory for Piket, many "drawn" endgames are harder to hold than they look.
|Dec-01-10|| ||picard: A great chess vibes article talks about this game. Kasparov hated to play when he wasnt attacking. The endgame is drawn in theory but gary just hated those passive positions. He was no good at merely defending. I think in this endgame he was playing for a win!|
|Dec-01-10|| ||anandrulez: Just imagine Carlsen Anand Kramnik or even Aronian - this position might have been a well fought draw. Endgames maybe wasn't Kasarov's strong point - and hence he didnt do much to enhance his skills in eg by boringly studying - just guessing .|
|Sep-27-11|| ||dusk: Why did not Piket play 17. e4 ?|
|Sep-27-11|| ||Shams: <dusk> Well, he plays it a couple moves later and still gets in trouble on the d4 square, so I think that's the answer.|
|Oct-11-11|| ||dusk: <Shams> I did not mean that.17. e4 is a very strong move to attack h7.19. e4 is not that effective because the knight moved back.|
|Nov-08-11|| ||Eric Farley: Not all world champions were conversant with endings. I can cite three who lacked good technique in this area, so important and yet so neglected by most players: Alekhine, Tal, and Kasparov.
It's amazing -- and inexcusable -- to see a world champion bungling a book draw ending (a rook ending with 4x3 pawns all on one wing). And I think that of the three mentioned, Kasparov was the worst. I don't think that Alekhine or Tal would mishandle such an elementary ending like that.|
|Nov-08-11|| ||HeMateMe: Could this just be a bad day for Kasparov? I can't believe that someone with his history would not be a superior endgame player.|
|Nov-08-11|| ||HeMateMe: Kasparov was able to defeat Karpov in a similar position, 1 Rook, 4 pawns v. 3 pawns, same side of the board, no doubled pawns, in game 24 of one of their matches. The win gave GK a 12-12 draw, and he kept his title. If Karpov can be beat, maybe this is not such an easy ending to defend against.|
|Nov-09-11|| ||Eric Farley: kasparov's history isn't so noble as people might think. There's the infamous incident during his game with Polgar, which shows the bad egg he is. Then he broke away with Fide, sending chess back ages; the same FIDE that helped him in 1984, preventing him from losing to Karpov. Kasparov is an overestimated player. Talented, yes. But a notorious endgame blunderer. In this particular game he bludered three moves in a row!|
|Jun-21-12|| ||achieve: Un-Kasparov like; Piket in fine form, though.|
|Sep-20-12|| ||vinidivici: <b3wins: It's amazing how quickly Kasparov loses a theoretically drawn rook endgame! Starting with 39...h5? his defensive plan is wrong. It was better to hold with g6 and Kg7. This game made Piket the winner of the KasparovChess.com Grand Prix, played over the internet.>|
Pardon me to say that...clearly you were accusing someone like Kasparov without any strong evident.
39...h5!.....Its the BEST MOVE IN SUCH POSITION or ONE OF THE BEST MOVE.
So u are wrong, my friend. h5 required to prevent g3 pawn advance that prevent to strengthen f-pawn.
Furthermore...41...Rd7 is a very strong move, guarantee a draw.
still, 42...Rd7 is a draw also.
42...Re3? is a mess, luckily Piket didnt do 43.Rc7!.
Finally, 45.Re2 seems a mistake
45.Re4 is a good move...
49.Rxf7+ Kxe6 draw