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Levon Surenovich Eolian vs Garry Kasparov
Soviet Union (1976)
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Polugayevsky Variation (B96)  ·  0-1

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Dec-24-01
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  Sneaky: I think I like young Kasparov's games better than World Champion Kasparov's games!
Feb-21-03  bentengutama: world champ kasparov`s games is better than classic moves by him
Oct-02-03  The Shark: Black has higher % of winning chances against White with the Sicilian. The Dragon variation appears ranked second behind Najdorf variation. The latter can both attack with pawns and pieces while the Dragon has to attack with pieces. These 2 variations could be a lethal Defence repertoir.
Oct-02-03  The Shark: Whites move on 8. a3? Why not 8.e5?
Black Knight is pinned by Bishop. After pawn exchanges. Black cannot move his knight. Bishop will take Blacks Queen? Any hidden combination that Black can thwarth this move?
Oct-02-03  Shadout Mapes: 8.e5 dxe5 9.fxe5 Qc7 10.exf6 Qe5+ 11.Be2 Qxg5
Aug-01-04  romerno: Can anyone explain what would happen if white takes the pawn on d5 in move 23,please?
Aug-01-04
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  Chessical: <romerno> I presume you mean on move <24>? Well, it seems a better continuation than Eolian's:

<24.exd5> and if 24...Qb2+ 25.Kd2 Qxa3 26.f6; then Black does not seem to have anything for the exchange.

Dec-14-04  kostich in time: Ive been looking through chess games dotcom...Ive found out something. If Black can get in the exchange sac on c3 in a Sicilian..he wins!
Jul-11-05  Montreal1666: <Eric Schiller:> then it would need more changes. Such as 13)...Nxa4.
Jul-27-05  aw1988: <Eric Schiller> In the Polugaevsky-Nezhmetdinov game, Rf7, not Rxf4, was played.

Time to throw away your notes and start over.

Jan-27-06  goragoragora: White's idea here of sidestepping
the Polugaevsky variation by playing
8 a3 certainly deserves a relook.
Probably obligatory is challenging
the central knight with 10...Nc6!
rather than 10...Nbd7?!
White's position appears to have
quite a few prospects after 11 g4
that weren't brought out by this game,
such as the possibility of playing
f5 at one point.
23...d5? appears flawed (24 ed!), but
White blundered with 24 f6?
Apr-20-06  romerno: <Chessical> Thanks.
Apr-20-06  Shajmaty: <goragoragora: Probably obligatory is challenging the central knight with 10...Nc6!
rather than 10...Nbd7?!>
9. Qe2 is not a good move, but to prove that I believe Garry's 10... Nbd7 is much better than 10... Nc6; 11. Bxf6! If now 11... Bxf6; 12. e5, and if 11... gxf6; 12. Nxc6, Bxc6; 13. f5.
Apr-04-14  tranquilsimplicity: <The Shark> "The Dragon variation appears ranked second behind Nadjorf variation".

I wish that that were true as I am a Dragon player. However the most successful variation of the Sicilian Defence tends to be the Scheveningen and Kan; what one might call ..e6 Paulsen variations.#

May-01-14  MrJafari: good but I think White's Pawns attack could have been more dangerous if he continued it...
Jan-20-17  cocker: Perhaps Eolian got the wind up?
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