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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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  perfidious: Of those named, I have seen Gretzky (numerous times) and Kasparov play live--pure genius on both counts.
Jul-06-14  patzer2: <Jimfromprovidence> After 22.e6 Bxe6 (position below),

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Fritz 12 at 21/49 depth assesses 23. Rh4 at +3.54 and 23. d5 at +2.27:

1. (3.54): 23.Rh4 h6 24.d5 Qd7 25.dxe6 Qxe6 26.Rf2 Kh7 27.Re2 Qb6+ 28.Rd4 a5 29.Rf2 a4 30.Qf5+ Qg6

2. (2.27): 23.d5 Qb5 24.Rd4 Bc8 25.Qe5 Qc5 26.Qe8+ Qf8 27.Qxf8+ Kxf8 28.d6 Rd7 29.Rxc4 Rd8 30.Rc7 f6 31.Rb1

Dec-13-14  MelbourneChessClub: Lecture by GM Ian Rogers on this game:
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  Check It Out: I got 22.e6 and 23.d5 but the rest was above my pay grade.
Jun-15-19  R4f43l L3 M4550n: Well, it's a Saturday game by the great Kasparov.

Imbalanced position. Material not equal. As the Black Rook is misplaced back-rank checkmate is evident. So, tempo, decoy/deflection are necessary.

As Check It Out, I found the 2 moves and run. But studing the result position with calm one finds both Rook h5 (as played) or d5.

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  thegoodanarchist: I commented on this game 5 years ago, therefore I wonít comment again, other than to say I wonít comment again.
Jun-15-19  Omlyapawn: I also got the first two moves but there is a saying, applying to me here, about not being able to spell "cat" even if spotted the c and the a
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  malt: Looked at 22.e6 B:e6 23.d5 then spied
23.Qe5 (With a double threat)
23...Qc6 24.d5 Qc5+ 25.Rd4 Bd7
Jun-15-19  1stboard: Kinda reminds me of Spassky - Fischer in Fisher's 60 most memorable games ( one of the three losses ) in which he loses a bishop in a similar way.

Very nice combination.

Jun-15-19  Andrew Chapman: Al Wazir's <I think I would have played 24. Qh4, which also wins a piece: 24...Bd7 (24...Qxd5 25. Rd4) 25. Qd8+ Be8 26. Re4 (26. d6 wins too) Kf8 27. Rfe1.>

fails because of the surprising resource 25.. g5 after 24..Qxd5, Rd4.

Jun-15-19  patzer2: Must have remembered this from five years ago, as I easily found the first three moves of today's Saturday solution (i.e. 22.e6 Bxe6 23. d5 Qb5 24. Rh4 +-).

However, I did not consider the alternative win22. e6 Bxe6 23. Rh4 +- which Fritz 12 five years ago indicated (my previous post above) was stronger.

Looking at the two lines much deeper today with Stockfish 10, it turns out 22. e6 Bxe6 23. d5 +- (+5.50 @ 40 ply) is as strong as 22. 36 Bxe6 23. Rh5 +- (+5.44 @ 40 ply):

P.S.: So where did Black go wrong? Black's game takes a turn for the worse with 11...Nxe5? 12. fxe5 ± (+1.19 @ 33 ply, Stockfish 10).

Instead, Black can keep it near level with 11...Ng4 12. Nxg4 Bxg4 13. Bxd5 Bxg5 14. fxg5 Qxg5 15. Rf4 Rad8 ⩲ (+0.30 @ 31 ply, Stockfish 10).

In the opening, instead of 9...c4 10. Ne5, I prefer the popular move 9...cxd4 as in the two draws in Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018 and AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018.

Jun-15-19  King.Arthur.Brazil: I guess that many will find the beginning of the combination easy: 22.e6 ♗xe5 23.d5 because in that position the ♗ is forced outward of the pawn f7 protection, where ♖xf7 is unavoidable. I agree to Jim about the justification of why d5! is better than directly ♖h4. Therefore, the move 23...♕b5 is just another trial to surviv, which went bad directly due to unecessary continuation with ♕c5+ (it was expect that Gary has move his ♔, which obviously he didn't.) Going on with Fritz 12 of Patzer2, you find that computer didn't select the 24.♖h4 but 24.♖d4 instead (which is not a bad move, but conflicts with his previous answer). The position has other possibility,but I doubt that black will survive any longer, like the case of 23... ♖c5, then 24.♖d4 if {24.dxe6 ♖xh5, 25. exf7+ ♔f8, 26. ♖e1 g6 27.♖e8+ ♕xe8 28.fxe8=♕+ ♔xe8 29. ♖xc5...FEN all the advantage is lost; or in the same line, 25.♖xf7 g6 26. e7 ♖e5 and black has reborned). After 24.♖d4 ♕e8 (to defend the ♖d8#) what to follow? FEN Still is not easy to win (25.♕g5 f6 26.♖xf6 ♕e7...).
Jun-15-19  Olsonist: I had e6 Bxe6 Qe5 which I'm still happy with. The rook is hanging. The bishop is hanging. There's the future threat on g7. Black is in a bad way. However, I will grant that Kasparov is Kasparov and Rc8 or Qc6 seem to hold. Playing through the game continuation Kasparov reverses the pin beautifully.
Jun-15-19  mel gibson: That was tricky -
I didn't see any good options.

Stockfish 10 says:

22. e6

(22. e6 (e5-e6 ♗d5xe6 ♖f4-h4 h7-h6 d4-d5
♕a4-e8 d5xe6 ♕e8xe6 ♖h4-d4 a7-a6 ♕h5-d5 ♕e6xd5 ♖d4xd5 ♖c7-e7 ♖d5-d8+ ♔g8-h7 ♖d8-d6 f7-f6 ♔g1-f2 ♔h7-g6 ♖f1-d1 ♖e7-e5 ♖d6-b6 ♖e5-e7 ♖d1-d8 ♖e7-c7 ♖b6-d6 a6-a5 ♖d6-d7 ♖c7xd7 ♖d8xd7 b7-b5 ♖d7-b7 b5-b4 c3xb4 a5xb4 ♖b7xb4 c4-c3 ♖b4-c4 c3-c2 ♖c4xc2 ♔g6-f5 ♔f2-f3 ♔f5-e5 ♖c2-c5+ ♔e5-d6 ♖c5-a5 ♔d6-e6 ♖a5-a6+ ♔e6-e5 ♖a6-a4 g7-g5) +5.83/38 146)

score for White +5.83 depth 38

Jun-15-19  PJs Studio: I still think Kasparov was the greatest. Itís got to be Fischer, Capablanca, Botvinnik, Karpov, Kasparov or Carlsen. Simply cannot be anyone else.
Jun-15-19  PJs Studio: I missed ...Qb5 which was a hell of a try, but after Rd4!! Black was so busted.
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  Breunor: Such a hard puzzle, but Kasparov makes it look so easy here! Playing through the game, I get the impression the entire game just flows from the opening. And he was still a junior at the time!
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Hjorth was one of the most talented chessplayers ever to come from Australia, and also had an eminent career in mathematics. But here he is up against one of the greatest geniuses of the game.
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  agb2002: Recycled.
Aug-03-19  JohnDMaster: This game is too familiar to me so I already know the answer!
Aug-03-19  gambitfan: gambitfan: Hooray ! I found the first move ! But I was toot quick for the second move...

After 22 e6 Bxe6 I envisaged 23 Qe5 threatening both R and B... If QxB PxQ then Rf8++ !

Aug-03-19  gambitfan: 29. Qe5 happened at last !
Aug-03-19  saturn2: Play d4, control the center and then attack the king. In the spirit of his teacher Botvinnik (like against Capablanca).
Aug-03-19  Hercdon: Reminds me Ė donít forget to recycle this weekend
Aug-03-19  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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