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Garry Kasparov vs Alex Yermolinsky
USSR Junior Championship (1975), Vilnius URS, rd 9, Jan-??
Alekhine Defense: Modern Variation. Main Line (B05)  ·  0-1



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May-05-03  ksadler: After 29. .. cxd4 why not fork the rooks with 30. b3 (I'll assume there is an immediate tactical refutation but I don't have Fritz or a board in front of me). There's a couple of other situations where it seems Kasparov made some strange decisions rather than take some material (I guess that if he didn't sac the rook on move he couldn't stop the d-pawn) but even at that point it is much too late with the central connected passers.
May-05-03  bishop: 30.b7 dxc3 leaves Black with 3 Pawns (two connected and passed) and a Bishop, for a Rook. Kasparov could not play the good looking move 28.c6 because of ...axb5 the exchange of rooks and then ...Nc7 picking up the b-Pawn. I believe White erred in pushing his pawn majority too quickly, 25.b5 seems to be not quite right.
Jul-01-03  KnottyQueen: 16. .. N8e7 is a blunder. 17. g4 must have followed winning a bishop.
Jul-01-03  Benjamin Lau: You do have to realize that this is the 2nd game Kasparov has ever played, according to the database. Note the year: 1975 (the last year of Fischer's reign i think). At this point, Kasparov's chess skills have not yet fully developed.
Jul-01-03  drukenknight: I dont think I even knew how to castle the second game I played.
Jul-01-03  drukenknight: it looks like 40 BxB pxB 41 Rxp+ Kd7 and then 42 Kf2 maybe this holds?
Jul-02-03  SEVEN: Hey, drukenknigth I think that after 40. BxB black wins with 40. ... Ne2+ and after that fe5.
Jul-02-03  drunknight II: Hey Seven: after 41 Rxe2 dxe2 42 Bc3...SHOW ME YOUR WINNING LINE.
Jul-03-03  SEVEN: Hey drunknigth II, After 42... Bc3 black can play 42.d4 treatening the white Bishop. If white take the d4 black gives the rook and promotes.If white plays 43. Be1 then 43... d3 and i don't think that white can stop plack pawns.
Mar-09-04  Creator of Time: why was kasparov sacrificing material without real thinkin'
Mar-09-04  Minor Piece Activity: I think it was desperation. He already looked lost before the rook sacrifice. He blundered a ton of pawns away in the end.
Aug-02-04  nikolaas: According to Nikitin, 40.Rxe5 fxe5 41.b7 would have won the game for white.
Jun-05-05  charms: 40. Rxe5! fxe5 b7 is a beautiful winning line, and Blacks only defense d2 Nxd2 Ne2+ Kf2 Nd4 Bxd8 Nc6 Bb6 leaves him with poor chances of survival.
Dec-07-05  chesspadowan: what about Nc5 he endangers the pawn and after a couple of moves queens
Jan-27-06  goragoragora: 27 Rfd1?! could be replaced by
27 Rfc1, when 27...b6? 28 cb Rxc3
29 Rxc3 Nxd4 30 Nxd4 Bxd4 doesn't
work because 31 b7! wins.
40 Rxe5+! looks like it wins.
Sep-26-06  RonB52734: Kasparov was about 12 years old, and Yermolinsky about 17, when this game was played.
Oct-06-08  JG Burgess: Yes, Kasparov WAS young, but this is certainly not his second game of chess -

"From age 7, Kasparov attended the Young Pioneer Palace and, at 10 began training at Mikhail Botvinnik's chess school under noted coach Vladimir Makogonov." -

Apr-11-10  sarah wayne: 10...o-o.allows11.b4,so 10...nc6 may be better and should transpose to the game
May-03-10  Danchris: I think: 17 g4! Bg6 18. g5!
Dec-01-10  hedgeh0g: Yes, 16...N8e7 appears to simply be an outright blunder.
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  HeMateMe: The Yerminator gets a feather in his cap, defeating world champion Kasparov. Oh, just one problem--GK was 12 years old, at the time. This was before Yermolinsky came to the USA, where he gobbled up several USA championships.
Jan-14-13  nnnnnnnn: "nikolaas: According to Nikitin, 40.Rxe5 fxe5 41.b7 would have won the game for white." Correct! White was lost here. Kasparov missed it!
Mar-22-13  nnnnnnnn: I was lost.
Oct-31-13  MrJafari: It's hard to believe that Kasparov is lost!
Dec-04-13  chesspressive: the beast from baku is still young at this time!

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