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Garry Kasparov vs Alexander Beliavsky
46th USSR Championship (1978), Tbilisi GEO, rd 10, Dec-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  1-0



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Apr-04-05  lopium: Better to have a bishop than a knight here!
Apr-09-05  Pawsome: 42...g6 43. Bb3! h5 44. Kd4 Ng7 45. g4 Kf8 46. Kb6 Ke7 47. Ka5 f5 48. g5 and the pawn decides.
Apr-09-05  themindset: my guess is that Beliavsky lost on time, as this game is not completely decided.
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  Benzol: I don't think Beliavsky lost on time. White's win is not in doubt after 42...♘d5 43.♔d4 ♘f4 44.g4.
Dec-17-17  anjumskhan: Easy draw threw away by Black going for win which wasn't there.
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  WorstPlayerEver: Pawn sac 16... d4 didn't work out well for Black.

However, after 25. h3 Ba4 was worth a try.

Oct-24-20  Poisonpawns: Kasparov playing against the knight starting at 33.Be2!
Oct-24-20  fisayo123: Kasparov was still only 15. Maybe Beliavsky didn't yet fully respect him . He could still fight on but didn't even bother to come back after the adjournment out of disgust
Oct-25-20  rwbean: Looks like 40... ♘xc2 41. ♔xc2 ♔h7 42. ♔xc3 ♔g6 is a draw. If White goes to queen his a-pawn, Black can queen his h-pawn and it's not check because of the ♙ on f3.
Oct-25-20  Granny O Doul: That looks right. Maybe Belyavsky was afraid to commit to a pawn ending on the last move of time control.

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