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Leinier Dominguez Perez vs Garry Kasparov
St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Blitz) (2017), St Louis, MO USA, rd 17, Aug-18
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Adams Attack (B90)  ·  0-1
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Aug-18-17  Conrad93: This looks the type of game you would see Garry play in his prime. Nearly flawless.
Aug-18-17
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  HeMateMe: nice. white played the whole game with his LSB blocked in, allowing Kaspy to sac his Rook and play against the blocked position. A GK pet opening, working to perfection.
Aug-19-17
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  Domdaniel: A beautiful game by Kasparov. This type of Najdorf, with ...e6 rather than ...e5 and Black advances on both wings with ...b5 and ...g5, has something in common with a French. It also tends to be underrated.
Aug-20-17  sicilianhugefun: Black seemed to have demonstrated a grand expertise on this kind of opening as well as the motifs all throughout the game. It looks as though this kind of scheme served him well for almost or even more than 3 decades.
Aug-24-17
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  PawnSac: < Domdaniel: A beautiful game by Kasparov. This type of Najdorf, with ...e6 rather than ...e5 and Black advances on both wings with ...b5 and ...g5, has something in common with a French. It also tends to be underrated. >

This is actually a Schveningen (Keres attack) of which Kasparov is a great expert. I have his book on this line. It is filled with deep analysis.

and yes < sicilianhugefun > it has served him well. He and Karpov played many games in this system in their matches, and GK has played it fearlessly against all other comers, many of which thereafter avoided his pet line.

The CG database has 5 games with 11.f4 instead of LDP's 11.h4

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Aug-24-17
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  PawnSac: < HeMateMe: nice. white played the whole game with his LSB blocked in, allowing Kaspy to sac his Rook and play against the blocked position. >

he never sac'ed a rook. 21...Rx(R)c3 & 28...Rx(R)d2 were rook trades. They were however favorable for black, as GK was able to break down white's K side defense as white's K was on the Q side. 2 bishops with outside passer against 2 Knights is simply crushing.

Aug-24-17
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  ChessHigherCat: <PawnSac: < HeMateMe: nice. white played the whole game with his LSB blocked in>

Dominguez usually plays extremely well but he made lots of bad moves in this game. For example, speaking of the LSB, 18. Bh1 would only have made sense if he had wanted to play e5, which wasn't playable. Then 19. Rg3 seems unnecessary and gives up the column for nothing. Then he plays 23. Bg2 so he can re-challenge the file he gave up for nothing. I also think he should have played 30. Nce2 instead of Bxf4, which cost him a pawn.

Is my analysis wrong or was Dominguez really playing sub-par in that game?

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