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Garry Kasparov vs Martin Vaculik
"VIP Room" (game of the day Apr-08-2008)
VIP Game (2008), Hluboka CZE, rd 1, Mar-30
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27)  ·  1-0


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Apr-07-08  Bobsterman3000: How come it never works for me when I develop my white QS rook to a4?


Apr-08-08  igst: This game was played as a part of Kasparov's visit at Hluboka castle, Czech republic. Kasaprov played here simultaneous games with result 26:0. In the game above, that was played at VIP afterparty without a time limit, Martin Vaculik missed a good chance to draw playing 44. ... Nxh4? After the best move 44. ...Nd4! black sacrifices his rook for the "b" pawn and holds the draw with "f" and "h" passed pawns in variant 45.Bxd4 Rd5+ 46.Kc8 Rxd4 47.b5 Rxh4 48.b6 Rb4. So Kasparov's best try would be 45. Bd6 and there is no clear win for white.
Apr-08-08  JeLiFF7: it's so nice to see Kasparov playing a chess game again, even if it's not competitive
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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day:

<Chess is mental torture.>

-- Kasparov

<You think you're in the know? Think again! <<<<>>>>> :D

Apr-08-08  RandomVisitor: After 42.Kc6! Re6+ 43.Kb7 Re5 44.Rc6 Kf7 45.b5 (or 45.Rc7+) white has winning chances.
Apr-08-08  romison: Nice to see this game here on Chessgames :) good for Vaculik :) Pity, that he did't draw kasparov
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  Gilmoy: That YouTube clip gives a neat peek into Garry's mind -- note the long think before playing 7.dxc5, evidently to (re)check that the Q trade line preserves his slight opening advantage.
Apr-08-08  xrt999: maybe he was thinking about what he was going to have for lunch
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  kevin86: A neat ending-white wins because a mate threat can trump an escaping pawn:

54...♔h4 55 ♔xf5 h2 56 ♖h8#

Apr-08-08  MindCtrol9: <Good game,and Kasparov shows that he can play anything.I would like to see his return>
Apr-08-08  PinnedPiece: Is this the same Vaculik? (Mentioned 2/3 through article)

Apr-08-08  smarterthanbobby: out there to see a 2300 level player
being a warm up...
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  Jim Bartle: In the youtube Vaculik appears to have been born at the earliest in 1960, so it's doubtful he was a Communist party boss in 1968. Might be his son, though.
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  Jimfromprovidence: Is there a win after 44...Ng7?

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Apr-08-08  positionalgenius: Nice win by kasparov; wish he was still playing.
Apr-08-08  apple pi: Vaculik's play was commendable, despite a few endgame mistakes. Not bad against such an opponent.
Apr-08-08  RandomVisitor: <Jimfromprovidence>After 44...Ng7 45.Rc8

1: G Kasparov - M Vaculik, VIP Game Hluboka CZE 2008

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Analysis by Rybka 2.3.2a mp : 28-ply

1. (1.59): 45...Kf7 46.b5 Ne6 47.Kd6 Re2 48.Ba7 Rd2+ 49.Kc6 Ke7 50.b6 Rc2+ 51.Kb7 Nd8+ 52.Kb8

2. (1.69): 45...Re1 46.b5 Rd1+ 47.Kc6 Ne6 48.Re8 Nxc5 49.Kxc5 Rc1+ 50.Kd6 Rb1 51.Kc6 Rc1+ 52.Kb7

(, 08.04.2008)

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  Jimfromprovidence: <RV> Thanks again!
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  acirce: 44..Nd4 seems like a pretty sure draw, for example 45.Bxd4 Rd5+ 46.Kc8 Rxd4 47.b5 Rxh4 48.b6 Rb4 49.b7 h4 50.b8=Q Rxb8+ 51.Kxb8 =

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It's drawn even without Black's f-pawn. How is White going to avoid this kind of position? It seems like he is never even close to winning.

Apr-10-08  Everett: Actually <acirce>, at move 44 Kasparov was precisely 10 moves away from winning.
Apr-13-08  Mameluk: Interesting that Kasparov generously took white pieces and according to witnesses he used about twice as much time as Vaculik (the game was played without a clock). Also his opponents in a simul complain about his behaviour, considering how high the prize for getting there was.
Apr-16-08  Everett: <Mameluk> Do you know where we kind find out more about the simul?
Apr-16-08  Mameluk: <Everett> Just in czech, some fragments from games are here:
Jun-17-08  Vollmer: Its nice to see Mr. Kasparov playing again where did i put my Czech/English dictionary ?
Aug-23-08  just a kid: Always nice to see a game from kasparov.
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