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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Garry Kasparov
"Planet Ivanchuk Rising" (game of the day Oct-12-2017)
Linares (1991), Linares ESP, rd 1, Feb-23
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51)  ·  1-0



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Oct-12-17  ChatGrognon: Brilliant game indeed!
Oct-12-17  kevin86: Champ bites the dust!
Oct-12-17  dumbgai: Impressive from Ivanchuk, it's rare that you see Kasparov get steamrolled like this.
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  keypusher: Good golly! Compare

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H E Atkins vs W Meiners, 1899

"Vacuum-packed development" -- you don't expect that to happen to Kasparov.

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  keypusher: Also

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Fischer vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962

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  HeMateMe: Geez, just very rare to see Kasparov tied up in knots like that, really beaten in the opening.
Mar-04-18  luhur: this is first time i saw kasparov been checkmated.
Jun-09-18  Toribio3: I love this game! Ivanchuk is really a genius.
Jun-09-18  ChessHigherCat: I wonder whether K overlooked the possibility of 29. g4? It would have been absolutely fatal if K hadn't had 29. Rc5, and even then it was pretty dismal.
Mar-06-19  Whitehat1963: GK in the box!
Mar-18-19  HeadCrunch: This is an superb win by Ivanchuk he plays a blinder here slowly crushing the great Kasparov until no life remains in the tragic black pieces! Amazing!
Apr-26-19  The17thPawn: Having relinquished the bishop pair by move 9, Chucky hops his Knights all over the board. Showing complete disdain for Gary's efforts to stop him. Would never have believed it if I hadnt played through it.
Jul-25-20  Ulhumbrus: Tania commentated on this on the legends of chess tournament website, and here is a link to the website:

Tania's comments help to suggest that this is a masterly win which displays the talent of a great master against the world champion.

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  Frankophile: Black's position after move 31 is just amazing. This was Kasparov at the height of his powers as well!
Nov-23-20  W Westerlund: I do not know any theory about this, what happens after 5. ... Nxe4?
Dec-20-20  Timwestlund: 5....♘xe4 looks insane. Black is way behind in development and should not be pawn hunting
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  perfidious: It was never in Kasparov's style to accept gifts--only to offer them to the unwary.
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  Honza Cervenka: 5...Nxe4 can be followed with 6.Re1 Nf6 7.c4 e6 8.d5 e5 9.Nxe5! Be7 (of course, 9...dxe5 10.Rxe5+ Be7 11.d6 is not an option for black) with better game for white.
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  OhioChessFan: I'm amazed GK played 36...Qh8. Has he no shame? I doubt any patzer on this site would have played on. Besides AJ, I guess.
Feb-16-21  Timwestlund: This shows how dangerous the moscow variation is. It might not have the same reputation as the main lines but, as this game shows, it does have some poison. A positional masterpiece by Ivanchuk.
May-11-21  Olsonist: I think Kasparov played on for the same reason Donald Byrne played on to checkmate against Fischer. Honor was due.
May-11-21  CaliWest: Yeah but he didn't play on until checkmate.
Oct-24-21  saturn2: In my blitz games I feel more comfortable answering Bb5+ by Bd7
Jan-21-22  Saniyat24: Insane finishing position...! all of Kasparov's little and big planets standing meekly in the back rank, in front of the Thanos that is Ivanchuk...!
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  kingscrusher: The most visually crushed Kasparov game of all time
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