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Evgeni Ellinovich Sveshnikov vs Garry Kasparov
47th Soviet Championship (1979), Minsk URS, rd 2, Nov-30
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. Smith-Morra Declined (B22)  ·  0-1

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Jul-03-04  acirce: 35.Bxc5? was a bad mistake as the pawn ending is obviously lost, 35.Be1 should have hold as there is no longer any visible way to penetrate. 33..g6? was a mistake from Kasparov's side according to Dvoretsky: <The pawn should have been left on g7, in order to support the undermining with f7-f6! The right way to obtain a zugzwang was by making a waiting move with the bishop. 33..Ba5! 34.Ke2 (after 34.a3!? followed by b3-b4, Black could also have tried for the win with the undermining f7-f6 and a6-a5) 34..Ke4 35.Bc5 f6! (undermining!) 36.exf6 gxf6. Black continues by getting his bishop to c7 (or on 37.Bd6 - to b6), his king to f5, and playing e6-e5 with a great and probably decisive advantage.>
Jul-18-04  ArturoRivera: A nice victory with the sicilian, perfect endgame technique, totally agree with acirce, the paawn ending was lost to black after the bishop's exchange, and an unmerciful zusgwang was comming.
Apr-12-07  Orion Sphere: I had to play this out to see how kasparov won an apparently drawish endgame and at the end of course he either wins a pawn on a2 or if axb retains the opposition and eats all the kingside pawns. Great win without a kingside attack or complex tactic, just a better king position.
Jul-13-09  totololo: This game doesn't remember the Capablanca's style? A better King position was enough for win... Of course Dvoretsky is right and the ending technique was not yet perfect...

In the first title match he will learn from Karpov that the road is more difficult then he expected... but once the lesson was learnt the teacher was in trouble...

This shows the great capacity to adapt that champions have...

Aug-27-09  timhortons:


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evaluation after white exchange bishop...
1. (-1.63): 35...Kxc5
2. (5.32): 35...Ke4 36.Bf2

<33..g6? was a mistake from Kasparov's side according to Dvoretsky: >

i tried to run it with rybka, rybka yellow light flash after 33..g6


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wow such ending as this could be played perfectly but even the great master such as these two cant play it perfect.

Aug-27-09  timhortons: 1979 ..garry must be young then...
Dec-05-17  Poisonpawns: Instead of g6(which is O.k) 33..Bc5 puts white in zugzwang right away.Since white can`t trade bishops without losing. 34.Be1 is forced.Black plays b4!; case closed. White king has to move back allowing Ke4 and moving the bishop loses the pawns on K-side.
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