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Garry Kasparov vs Eugenio Torre
Brussels BEL (1987)  ·  Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11)  ·  1-0
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Sep-30-11  serenpidity.ejd: The title of this game is: HOW TO COMMIT SUICIDE EARLY COZ I'LL LOSE ANYWAY.

1) This game was supposed to be over after black's move 17)....0-0-0. All Kasparov had to do was to play 17) e6 and black's queen is threatened and therefore black has to lose his knight to save the queen.

2) Instead Kas plays e4 (prolonging the game).

3) Torre then offered his knight to nf6 to be eaten for free.

4) Kasparov could have eaten two pieces for black to save his queen by playing e6 or exf6.

5) But no, Kas played 19) Nc1(further prolonging the game).

6) Torre fired back by offering another horse to nf5 for free.

7) Kas refused to eat. Moved his queen to d1.
8) Torre let his queen escaped to e7.
9) Still Kas refused to eat. Moved e6.
10) Then Torre returned his queen to c7 to be offered to be eaten by the white bishop. Finally, the game is over!!!

Nov-25-11  utssb: 17.e6 Ne5 18.Qc3 d4
Nov-25-11  serenpidity.ejd: My mistake on my no.1&2 comments. Thanks<utssb> for the correction. But I still stand on the titles.
Nov-25-11  serenpidity.ejd: COLLECTOR'S ITEM: HUMOR ON THE BOARD or PISSING OFF YOUR OPPONENT( continuation)

What makes this game more interesting is the fact that there is another similar game<(previous or after?)> <Kasparov vs. Torre( Slav) Brussels, Belgium,1987.> A double-round robin perhaps. In this game moves 1-17 are the same. This was the problematic line for black where his queen was threatened or he would lose a piece. AND yet was repeated by black with no improvements in both games. Sure enough the queen was threatened, his position was paralyzed and he lost the knight. Instead of resigning, black played on stubbornly for a few more moves with even without a chance of winning or drawing. <HUMOR or just pissing off?:-)>

Jan-05-14  khorboonhan: kasparov should lost the game at move 21. e6 is threatening to take the white queen

Kasparov on Kasparov: Part I
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