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Garry Kasparov vs Frans Andre Cuijpers
Wch U20 (1980), Dortmund FRG, rd 1, Aug-18
Benoni Defense: Taimanov Variation (A67)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: <> This is a game of Frans Andre Cuijpers

On the other side, there are some games played by Franciscus Antonius Kuijpers in the file of Frans Andre Cuijpers. (At least all games from 1960s and 1970s.)

Mar-25-05  JustAFish: I found this one exceptionally difficult for a "4-mover". The elements are all there- pins, skewers etc, All the obvious first moves jump out at you as well. The problem is figuring out a way to use them. There's almost an overabundance of tactical ideas, and it is, therefore, difficult to pick the right path. This is the sort of problem where sheer calculation- picking one's way through the decision tree by trial and error- is necessary.
Mar-25-05  sidneytorres: At first glance, I wondered if Black could keep going with 28...Qf7. Then if 29 Bxe6, Rxe6 the pin has been removed and perhaps Black could still even the game out. Any comments.
Mar-25-05  sidneytorres: At second look, White will at least come out ahead in the exchange. 28...Qf7, 29 Bxe6, Rxe6, 30 Qxe6 and a new pin wins the exchange for white.
Mar-25-05  YouRang: Funny, I somehow (intuition?) figured that 24. Nxf5 was the move. But it was beyond me to prove it in my head. No points for me.
Mar-25-05  aw1988: I think the combination starts even earlier with 17. f5!!.
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  kevin86: Amusing final position-three major tanks ready to crush white's lowly,unprotected rook-who white just put in harm's way---but the leader is pinned!!! Like a bizarre sight of a herd of elephants led by a dead one!
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  patzer2: <Honza Cervenka> My choice for today's puzzle solution was 24. Nxe6!, but I didn't see all the subtleties pointed out in your analysis.

After 24. Nxe6! Ndxe6 25.Nxf5 Qf8 line, Fritz 8 indicates 26. Rd1! or 26. Nd4! are strong winning alternatives to your 26. Ng3! (which apparently wins, but must overcome a bit of resistance after 26.Ng3! Qg7!? 27.Rxe6 Rxf1+ 28.Nxf1 Nxe6 29.Bxe6+ Kh8 30.Qxc5 Re8 ).

Mar-25-05  Timetraveller: <thesonicvision: 17...Rxf5? > I can't spot anything wrong with this move. The best I can see is 18. Nh4?! but Black seems to be perfectly safe (and up material) after 18... Rxf1+; 19. Qxf1, Bxe6. Any computers care to weigh in on this one?
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  patzer2: Kasparov's 24. Nxe5! combines the deflection and the pin for a clear and decisive result for today's puzzle solution. As Honza noted, 24. Nxe6! is a winning alternative, but Garry's choice appears to be a stronger and less complex solution.
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  patzer2: <Chessical> I initially thought 20...gxf5?! was a decisive mistake. However, after the alternative 20...Rxf5!? 21.Rxf5 gxf5 22.Ra3 Nd4 (22...Bxe6 23.Nxe6 Nxe6 24.Ng5 Kh8 (24...Qxg5 25.Rg3 ) 25.Nxe6 White appears to have the win well under control.
Mar-25-05  aw1988: <patzer2> You usually post (when applicable- so the correct term is probably "you usually refine") when a combination starts earlier or much earlier than when it was actually played. Do you think this starts at 17. f5?
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  patzer2: <Timetraveler> After Fritz 8's 17...Rxf4!? 18.Bg5! Bf6 19.Bxf6 Rxf6 20.Ne4 Rf4 21.Nxd6 Bxe6 22.Bxe6+ Qxe6 23.Re1 Qd5 24.Qxd5+ Nxd5 25.Re5 (+0.78 @ 16 depth), White has a clear advantage but no forced win.

Appears to me 17...Rxf4!? is a reasonably good defense, giving Black decent chances of holding the draw.

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  patzer2: <aw1988> While 17. f5! does not appear to be a forced win, there is a sense or meaning in which this is the start of the combination. It is a tricky move, giving Black lots of chances to go wrong. Black makes a few subtle mistakes, and before you know it Kasparov pulls off the win.

I think it was Bobby Fischer who compared this kind of play to Basketball, where you "throw the ball around and look for an opening." I think in that sense that 17. f5! was throwing the ball around, and looking for Black to make a mistake. Of course I could be wrong, and it is possible that Kasparov had worked out a forced win in advance against even the best defense.

Mar-25-05  Timetraveller: Thanks, <patzer2>. Great analysis.
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  patzer2: <aw1988> While I have serious doubts about 17. f5! being the start of a winning combination, it seems to me that 17...Nc6?! 18. Bg5! is a decisive deflection (practically forcing what follows in the game continuation). So, my answer is 18. Bg5! is the start of a winning combination, but the jury is still out on 17. f5!
Mar-25-05  aw1988: Perhaps. Anything better than Nc6?
Mar-25-05  egsmith: <thesonicvision> I had the same question about 17...Rxf5. I put the position into crafty and basically, in crafty's opinion, Rxf5 will end up with a trade of a rook for a knight or bishop. After the trade a large melee takes place and white has a slight advantage (~0.3 pawn) due to the rook over a minor peice.

This sequence is typical
17...Rxf5 18. g4 Rf6 19. Bg5 (Ne4) Bxe6 20. Bxf6
and the board clears from here

So I guess Rxf5 is somewhat better.

Mar-25-05  ThomYorke: What if 15) ... exd5 ?
Mar-25-05  ongyj: 15...exd5 is met by 16.Nxd5! After Black's Queen runs away White has a discovered check for instance with 17.Nb6+ wins an exchange at least.
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  patzer2: After a long look with Fritz 8 (@22 depth), White appears to be winning with 17...Rxf5 18.Bg5! Bf6 19.Bxf6 Rxf6 20.Ne4 Rf4 21.Nfg5! Rxf1+ 22.Qxf1 d5 23.Nf6+ Kg7 24.Nxd5 Nxd5 25.Bxd5 h6 26.Qf3! hxg5 27.Rf1! Bxe6 28.Bxe6 Nc6 29.Qc3+ Nd4 30.Rf7+ Qxf7 31.Bxf7 Kxf7 32. Qxc5 . If there's not an improvement for Black here, which wouldn't surprise me, then 17. f5! Rxf5 18. Bg5! is a forced win.
Apr-03-05  thesonicvision: 18. Bg5! is what I missed.
Although not a clear cut
victory for White, the complexities
were probably too much for black.

However, I don't see how
his chosen response was any better.
A psychological blunder, in my

Jul-19-06  Bufon: This game should be baptized as "How not to play a Benoni".
Jan-10-07  adviser: Kasparov always goes like a murderer with his knights
Dec-13-17  Olsonist: Never seen an Alekhine's gun (of sorts) get attacked.
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