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Garry Kasparov vs Miguel Illescas Cordoba
Linares (1992), Linares ESP, rd 10, Mar-08
Sicilian Defense: Four Knights. Exchange Variation (B45)  ·  1-0

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Oct-07-05  Queens Gambit: Nice game
Oct-07-05  Brown: Aagaard points out in "Excelling at Chess Combinations" (or something like that) that Kasparov had the Q trapped with 25.Nd6!. After 25...Bxd6 26.exd6 there is no stopping Ra3. Apparently Garry wasn't happy missing this.
Oct-07-05  Brown: <ThomYork> Check out Aagaard's book, so you can verify my source material. Kasparov was said to be miffed that he did not notice the Q-trap, which ends the game quicker and cleaner than his method.
Sep-09-09  nelech: instead of 29... Qx4 why not 29... Rxb3 30 axb3 Qa3 ?
Dec-03-09  Skakalec: <nelech>: "instead of 29... Qx4 why not 29... Rxb3 30 axb3 Qa3 ?" Probably because of Qg3 Ke8 Qg8 Bf8 Rg7
Dec-20-10  Xeroxx: <25.Nd6!. After 25...Bxd6 26.exd6 there is no stopping Ra3. Apparently Garry wasn't happy missing this.>

Not quite. Black can throw in Bxc4 saving the queen. Black is still much worse of course. But personally I prefer Nf6+.

Nov-23-13  notyetagm: Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992

<Brown: Aagaard points out in "Excelling at Chess Combinations" (or something like that) that <<<Kasparov had the Q trapped with 25.Nd6!.>>> After 25...Bxd6 26.exd6 there is no stopping Ra3. Apparently Garry wasn't happy missing this.>

http://www.amazon.com/Excelling-Com...

Nov-23-13  notyetagm: Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992

Game Collection: TRAPPED PIECES! TRAPPED PIECES! TRAPPED PIECES! Kasparov missed(!) 25 Ne4-d6! , winning the Black a4-queen with Rb3-a3

Nov-23-13  notyetagm: Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992

Game Collection: BLOCK THE GUARD LINE! BLOCK THE GUARD LINE! Kasparov missed(!) 25 Ne4-d6! , blocking guard line to a3-sq

Apr-07-16  clement41: Sweet finish, nice king walk
Apr-04-18  tigreton: Clearly, the first thing Kasparov looks at is a hunt of enemy's king, so it's not strange that he spotted 25. Nf6+ and, in view that it worked, he forgot about other possibilities. Personally, I prefer the move Kasparov made, it's much nicer.
Apr-11-18  machak: <notyetagm> it;s not queen thats trapped, it's the bishop. Anyway, stockfish gives Nd6 +2.8 and Nf6+ +3.2, so, don't think Garry was unhappy or missed the move.
Jul-13-19  Patzer Natmas: Game featured in New in Chess - Tactics Training - Garry Kasparov"

Solve for white on move 29.

As per the text: 29.♖g2! ♔e8 30.♖g8+ ♗f8 31.♖xf8+ ♔xf8 32.♕g3 d5 33.♕g7+ ♔e8 34.♕g8+ ♔d7 35.♕xf7+ ♔d8 36.♖g3 White wins

29...♕xc4 was played in the game.
30.♕xc4 (30.♕g3! ♔e8 31.♕g8+ ♗f8 32.♕xf8+ ♔xf8 33.♖bg3 White wins ) 30...♗xc4 31.♗h7 ♗f2+ (31...♔e8 32.♖g8+ ♗f8 33.♖xf8+! ♔xf8 34.♖g3 ) 32.♔h5 and Black resigned. 29...♖xb3 30.axb3 ♕a3 31.♕g3 ♔e8 32.♕g8+ ♗f8 33.♖g7 ♔d8 34.♗xc6! dxc6 35.♖xf7 White wins

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