|Oct-22-07|| ||0817: look at the position after 32...Bxd4, at first glance it appears as though kasparov has lost to a ten year old in a simul!|
|Oct-22-07|| ||Shams: toying with children-- is anything as satisfying?|
|Oct-22-07|| ||0817: having said that, virtually everyone who was watching the game live thought that Kasparov was lost after his 31st move. I even entertain the thought that, perhaps for a mere second, Kasparov also thought he was lost... *treason!*|
|Oct-22-07|| ||newton296: that was a shootout!! unreal !
the tactics are amazing and kasparov had to be thinking that he almost lost to a 10 yr old.
|Oct-22-07|| ||Shams: no way Garry misses ...Bxd4.|
|Oct-22-07|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: Yeah I don't think this was anything for Gary. At 2020 I'm willing to bet the kid saw Ne6+! as well.|
|Oct-22-07|| ||Aspirador: What are you guys talking about? Garry was never lost in this game, 32...Bxd4 33.Ne6+ wins. Pretty sure that Garry saw this early on.|
|Oct-24-07|| ||0817: Yes, of course HE knew he wasn't lost. I was referring to everyone else who was watching the game. At the time Murugan was considered a future world champion, seeing as he held the record for the youngest person to beat a GM at the time. Imagine if he HAD won this game? What would've L. Barden's prothecy be?|
|Oct-26-07|| ||Ragh: What a great game by a 10-yr old against a World Champion!! Amazing tactics throughout the game.|
32...Bxd4!! LOL. You need to be thinking at atleast 12-ply to have realized that Kaspy didn't blunder his queen away by letting his 10-yr old opponent pin it against Kaspy's king.
|Oct-26-07|| ||whiteshark: Did Ksprv missed <31.Ne6!!> ?
click for larger view
<31... Ke7 32. Re1! c3 33. Rxe3 c2 34. Re1>
click for larger view
|Oct-26-07|| ||0817: Even if he did, give the guy a break! It was a simul afterall and *personally* I find his 33 Ne6+!! to be more eye catching.
Granted though, Your line leads to a more significant advantage than what Kasparov would have got if his young opponent had played the correct 32 ..Qxd8!, where Kasparov is still winning but the technical task is still a little tricky (in my eyes, at least!)|
|Oct-26-07|| ||whiteshark: I agree, <0817>. Do you have any special relations with this game ??|
|Oct-27-07|| ||0817: Only that I played the 10 year-old twice when he was 16 and I 17. By this time his interest in chess was wilting, although he still ended up victorious in both games!|
|Oct-27-07|| ||Aspirador: <Only that I played the 10 year-old twice when he was 16 and I 17.>LOL, I once played a 21-year old who was 33 at the time. This was about when I was a teenager and had just turned 40.|
|Oct-27-07|| ||0817: I played THE 10 ten year-old (of THIS game), when he was 16. NOT 'I played A ten year-old, when he was 16'. You clearly need to learn some grammar. "The 10 year-old" is just the name that we are giving to Kasparov's opponent in this game; we could call him by his actual name I suppose: Murugan. Now my previous message, which you quote, reads "I played Murugan twice when he was 16", which is fine. |
|Oct-29-07|| ||Aspirador: <0817> Don't take it so personally, 0817. Reminds me of a Bob Dylan song: "I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."|
|Jun-25-08|| ||apexin: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... <Talking about clones – the British lad Murugan Thiruchelvam was England's youngest ever player to gain an international rating (2020 at the age of nine). Less than a week after his 10th birthday he played against Garry Kasparov in a simultaneous exhibition. Garry singled out his game against Murugan as the best of the day. He told us that he was very impressed by the strategic understanding of the youngster. >|