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Garry Kasparov vs Boris Gelfand
10th Euwe Memorial (1996), Amsterdam NED, rd 9, Apr-01
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Variation Traditional Line (B92)  ·  1-0



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Apr-01-05  mymt: model study of pawnstorming same side castle. 13.g4 & 17.Nf5 to open up the K position. But golden rule the centre must be closed,or you get counter punched.
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  oao2102: I don't understand why Kasparov gets away with advancing the pawns in front of his King every time he does it! This game is no exception. I wonder what Tarrasch would say about this...
Aug-11-10  freakclub: I think 15...g6? is the real culprit here. Better was 15...Ne5, etc.
Nov-29-11  SimonWebbsTiger: a fascinating tussle. 13. g4! and 17. Nf5! make a strong impression as does the amazingly complex supporting analysis supplied by Kasparov in Informator 66/229.

e.g. 15...g6 isn't the real culprit. It turns out that white gets an edge after 15...Ne5 16. Nf5; the lemon is 18...Bf6. 18...Kh8 was better and GK ends his analysis at move 31 with unclear!

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