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Garry Kasparov vs Greg Hjorth
Wch U20 (1980), Dortmund FRG, rd 10, Aug-27
Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Advance Variation (D34)  ·  1-0



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Aug-03-19  Hercdon: Reminds me Ė donít forget to recycle this weekend
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  PhilFeeley: < PJs Studio: Maybe this is a fair time to point out that we are so very lucky to live in a time to be able to view the greatest in their respective fields: Einstein, Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Gary Kasparov...>

We can now include Alma Deutscher in this list:

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  catlover: This is a good Saturday puzzle. Which is to say, it was over my head.
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  gambitfan: 1) +5.10 (27 ply) 27...g6 28.♖xd5 ♕e7 29.♕e5 ♕xe5 30.♖xe5 ♖c7 31.♖ed5 ♖e7 32.♔f2 b6 33.♖xc4 f5 34.♖d6 ♔f7 35.♖cd4 ♔g7 36.♖d8 ♔f6 37.♖4d7 g5 38.♖xe7 ♔xe7 39.♖b8 ♔d6 40.♖b7 a5 41.♖xb6+ ♔c5 42.♖b7
Aug-03-19  cormier: (minimum 6s/ply)better is 11...h6 = +0.25 (29 ply)
Aug-04-19  saturn2: The exchange of a pair of bishhops and knights beginning with 11...Nxe5 is black's big mistake.

After move 14 white has the impressive pawn chain c3,d4,e5 and the open f-file. All that black has created for white.

And the computers confirm this opinion as already stated.

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  PawnSac: < thegoodanarchist: I commented on this game 5 years ago, therefore I wonít comment again, other than to say I wonít comment again. >

some things are beyond words. So there is no need to comment, obviously since they are beyond words. Thus there are no words that can express what you can't comment on.

Aug-10-19  The17thPawn: Seriously!? Can we expect to view this puzzle weekly from this point forward?
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  al wazir: I'm retrogressing. Five years ago I saw the first two moves. This time I only got 22. e6.
Aug-10-19  abuzic: 1.jamais vu...deja vu
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  Check It Out: Are you serious?
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  agb2002: On holiday this weekend?
Aug-10-19  Omlyapawn: Theme; Will no one rid me of this meddlesome Bishop?
Aug-10-19  1stboard: Re-recycled
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  catlover: It's still over my head.
Aug-10-19  TheaN: Oh so we are repeating last weekend... could at least give us a heads up that we are, now it's a bit boring.

I knew this game, but never really looked at all alternatives. 22.e6! is essentially a clearance of the fifth rank, where after 22....Bxe6 (no real alternatives here because of QxB and exf) 23.d5 the d-pawn's defended, so Black's got to deal with the attack on the bishop.

The problem is that Black can't, really. After 23....g6 24.Qg5 +- is killing due to adding the Qd8 threat, 23....Rc5's pin is ineffective due to leaving f7: 24.Rxf7 +-.

So that leaves 23....Qb5. This pin's more serious as we can't just take e6 now. SF9 gives 24.Rd5! to allow dxB because of the back rank as well as defending d5. 24....Rd7 doesn't work because of 25.dxe6 Qxh5 26.exd7 with d8 +-. Clearing the back rank with 24....g6/h6 allows White to play 25.Qh4 +- with Qd8 and dxe6.

Kasparov's Rh4 wins, but allows Black to allow Qxh7 with some play 24.Rh4 Bxd5 25.Qxh7+ Kf8 26.Qh8+ Ke7 27.Qxg7 Qb6+ 28.Rd4 +- White's winning, but still has some work to do.

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  andrewjsacks: It's a shame this is a quick repeat, but thank you, CG, for doing a fine job with these in general.
Aug-10-19  morfishine: Re-re-re-recycled
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  agb2002: I think I'll suggest a puzzle every time I find a repeated one. This is far more constructive and useful than complaining.

For example,

Level 4: 27... ?
Baburin vs Miles, 2000

<> could create a specific page for puzzle suggestions or enable a special format to find suggestions easily or automatically. In the example above

Level L: M[./...] ?
<game link>

where L is 1, 1.5, ..., 4 and M is the move number. A single dot means 'White to play', else 'Black to play'. The question mark followed by the game link ends the suggestion format.

The inclusion of the FEN (from settings, below the game listing) is not necessary but could be useful:

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  thegoodanarchist: If I can't get 22.e6!! by now, after at least 3 tries, I never will get it.

Oh, look, I got it...

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  thegoodanarchist: What is the old saying, repetition is the mother of learning, or something?
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  thegoodanarchist: < PawnSac:

<<<<< thegoodanarchist: I commented on this game 5 years ago, therefore I wonít comment again, other than to say I wonít comment again. >>>>>

some things are beyond words. So there is no need to comment, obviously since they are beyond words. Thus there are no words that can express what you can't comment on.>

You inspired me to comment again.

Aug-10-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. = (0.20): 11...h6 12.Bh4 Ng4 13.Bxe7 Nxe7 14.Qd2 f6 15.Nxg4 Bxg4 16.Rac1 Rc8 17.e4 dxe4 18.Nxe4 Bh5 19.Nc3 Qd7 20.Rfe1 Nf5 21.Bd5+ Bf7 22.Bxf7+ Rxf7 23.d5 Rff8 24.Re6 Rfe8 25.Rce1 Rxe6 26.Rxe6 Rd8 27.Qd1 Qc7

2. + / = (0.36): 11...Ng4 12.Nxg4 Bxg4 13.Bxd5 Bxg5 14.fxg5 Qxg5 15.Bxc4 Qe3+ 16.Kg2 Qxd4 17.Qxd4 Nxd4 18.Rad1 Nc2 19.Rd3 Rae8 20.e4 Nb4 21.Rd2 a6 22.h3 Be6 23.Nd5 Rd8 24.Rc1 Rfe8 25.a3 Nxd5 26.Bxd5 Rd7 27.b4 g6 28.a4 Bxd5 29.Rxd5

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  Sargon: Fridayís puzzle was a repeat (an error by the puzzle-master), and this triggered a situation which resulted in a repeat of Saturdayís and Sundayís puzzles, due to the program logic. Iím going to try and make an adjustment to ensure this issue doesnít recur.
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  thegoodanarchist: chip chop chip.
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