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Garry Kasparov vs Sergey Karjakin
St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Blitz) (2017), St Louis, MO USA, rd 1, Aug-17
King's Gambit: Accepted. Mason-Keres Gambit (C33)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Aug-17-17  not not: Wow, kings gambit accepted. Kasparov played like old lion going for all out attack. Fantastic spirit.
Aug-17-17  Olsonist: Slowest castle ever.
Aug-18-17
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  Richard Taylor: Actually like the Steinitz Gambit it's not a bad line of the King's Gambit. Kasparov played some interesting games but mismanaged his time. The clock is most important in Rapid and Blitz.

But he drew this game which is good.

Aug-20-17  SandyJames: At move 43, keep your keyboard right arrow pressed and watch the fun!
Aug-20-17  savagerules: "His gambit is not good." Paul Morphy, with this enigmatic statement near the end of his life that was either referring to this particular gambit of Steinitz or was a criticism of Steinitz as a whole. Shows that Morphy was apparently keeping up on chess developments long after he stopped playing.
Aug-21-17  Petrosianic: <Paul Morphy, with this enigmatic statement near the end of his life that was either referring to this particular gambit of Steinitz or was a criticism of Steinitz as a whole.?

There's nothing enigmatic about it unless we choose to be obtuse and read the statement to say something that it clearly doesn't say or imply.

Aug-21-17  WorstPlayerEver: Well, 4... Qe7 wins on the spot. As usual.

But apparently Karjakin doesn't like to study 'ancient openings.'

Aug-21-17  WorstPlayerEver: PS 4... Qd8 ('novelty') is one of the wimpiest opening moves I've ever seen. Makes you wonder, aye?
Sep-19-17  Christoforus Polacco: What about earlier 24.... cd ? 25.Nf5 or something else ?
Dec-15-17  saintdufus: <4... Qe7 wins on the spot.>

Far from it. On the contrary, that move actually *improves* White's game, changing the evaluation from -0.85 to -0.50 (Stockfish).

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