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Garry Kasparov vs Royal Automobile Club
"Driving it Home" (game of the day Feb-15-2016)
London Simpson's sim (1993) (exhibition), London ENG
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Pawn Return Variation (A57)  ·  1-0
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Mar-09-09  smitten: eh. what kind of a game is this?
Mar-09-09  blacksburg: 12...Nbd7 and 13...Rb8 were clever, setting up the very deep strategic regrouping 15...Ra8, 16...Nb8.
Mar-09-09  hrvyklly: <blacksburg> LMAO! Nice one.
Mar-09-09
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  Sneaky: It's one of those deep moves like ...Nb8 in the Ruy Lopez, a bizarre looking retreat that only profound chess thinkers can truly appreciate. </sarcasm>

But to answer smitten's question, Garry made scores of publicity events and took on people from all walks of life in his simuls. There's another simul against stock traders at a big Wall Street firm, several at schools, and of course who can forget when he played Sting along with the rest of his band? Sure the games aren't good enough to be dissected in Informant, but it's good that he did that, it helps the popularity of chess.

Mar-09-09  blacksburg: 5...Bb7, 14...Bc8 was a nice manouevre as well. <pendulum>, right?

i kid, i kid. but seriously, Auto Club didn't know what they were doing. ok. my question is - did they just happen to accidentally invent the benko gambit?

Mar-09-09  tonsillolith: <blacksburg> I think you may be right. It's humorous if they would have accidentally come up with that gambit. It reminds me of when my mother was helping me practice blindfold chess by moving my pieces and then making a move herself. It's hard to get across how bad she is - she knows nothing about openings or strategy, but when I played 1. e4, we went into a main line of the Sicilian. I was really surprised and amused. I asked her why she put the pieces where she did and she said she just liked how it looked. Sounds like Capablanca! Unfortunately her position would always fall apart in a couple more moves.
Feb-15-16
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  offramp: The RAC is a club on Pall Mall. It has some stunning old chess sets, echt Staunton. Very expensive place to visit, though.
Feb-15-16  morfishine: You would think that members of the Royal Automobile Club, what-with all their leisure time on their hands, would be able to play better chess than this
Feb-15-16
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  thegoodanarchist: < morfishine: You would think that members of the Royal Automobile Club, what-with all their leisure time on their hands, would be able to play better chess than this>

Yeah, Kasparov only needed 1 headlight.

Feb-15-16
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  OhioChessFan: "Padiddle"
Feb-15-16  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist...Yeah, Kasparov only needed 1 headlight> lol
Feb-15-16
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  tamar: Yes, Kasparov played without headlights and his left rear hubcap removed.
Feb-15-16
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  Gilmoy: He took them off-road early :)
Feb-15-16
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  Domdaniel: Yeah, they played a few automatic moves, but at least they didn't choke.
Feb-15-16
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  tamar: The Club displayed some intricate parking maneuvers with the bishop and knight, but forgot to close the garage door afterwards.
Feb-15-16
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  OhioChessFan: Kaspy piston their defense.
Feb-15-16  SpiritedReposte: Soooo I'll play these guys for that Bently they got parked over there...
Feb-16-16
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  kevin86: Kasparov wins this one on the road...lol
Feb-17-16
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  Domdaniel: Piston? Aargh. <Ohio> wins this round... great gas... clutch my sides...
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