Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Garry Kasparov vs Ralf Akesson
World Junior Championship (1980), Dortmund FRG, rd 6, Aug-23
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Petrosian Attack (E12)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 34 times; par: 50 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 2,452 more games of Kasparov
sac: 27.Bxf6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can make these tips go away by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Simply check the option "Don't show random tips on game pages." and click the Update Profile button at the bottom.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-04-06  ToTheDeath: Wow. Kasparov simply owned the Queen's Indian in the early 80's.
Mar-08-08  hedgeh0g: I love how Kasparov sacced his bishop to create those two powerful passed pawns which eventually forced his opponent to give up material. Great game!
Jun-12-08  ToTheDeath: Yes it really is a nice game. In his video biography Kasparov talked about how he could have played 27.e5 with an advantage but spent 45 minutes calculating the spectacular bishop sacrifice.

Akesson missed the best defense 28...Rf7 29.f6 Rcf8 30.Rf3 Bc8 with good chances to beat back White's attack.

Some beautiful variations that remained behind the scenes:

I) 30...Qf8 31. f7+ Kh8 32. Rxb4! axb4 33.Qxb4! mating.

II) 33...Qe6 34.Qxe6+ Rxe6 35. Rc7 Re7 (forced to save the bishop) 36. Rxe7 Bxe7 37. Bxh7+ Kxh7 38.Rf7 with a technically won endgame.

Dec-19-08  KingG: <ToTheDeath> I think after 28...Rf7 29.f6 Rcf8, 30.Rf4! is much stronger than 30.Rf3. The main point is that after 30...Bc8, White has 31.Bxh7+! Kxh7 32.Qh5+ Kg8 33.Rh4 . With the rook on the third rank, this sacrifice is no longer possible because the bishop controls the h3 square.

After 30.Rf4, Black best might be 30...d4 31.Rg1, with an unclear position, but Black can probably hold with accurate defence.

May-06-09  ToTheDeath: <KingG> Fascinating. Nice work.
May-07-09  MaxxLange: 36 Rc7!! shuts down Black's mate threat, and threatens mate on g7, threatens the b7 bishop, and highlights White's total control of the board. Take the d5 pawn off, and maybe Black could draw by ...Bxg2+? But Black has NOTHING.

!! for beauty, not for being hard to find

Sep-12-13  MarkFinan: 6 posts on a game like this?!?!?!?

7 now with my valuable contribution!

Aug-14-14  fisayo123: Threats threats everywhere. Typical Gazza.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Garry Kasparov's Best Games
by KingG
Game 10
from Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games (Stohl) by AdrianP
A Leap of Faith: Bxf6!!
from ToTheDeath's favorite games by ToTheDeath
spasskey69's favorite games
by spasskey69
kasparov best games
by brager
Another positional sac
from Positional and Strategic Brilliancies by addiction to chess
4...Bb7 5.Nc3 d5 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.e3
from Queen's Indian Defence, Petrosian Variation by KingG
Nice sac as Blacks pieces cant get back into play
from Zugged's favorite games by Zugged
ch 14 Pawn structure sacrifice
from book: Sacrifice and Initiative (Sokolov) by Baby Hawk
youcefbf's favorite games
by youcefbf
from tacticmania by Portusboy
Book of Samurai's favorite games 3
by Book of Samurai
this is why KASPAROV IS THE BEST !
by indoknight
Kasparov: My Story (documentary)
by Tjm50
senakash's favorite games garry
by senakash
Sacrifice and Initiative (Sokolov)
by Friedeggsof
Queen's Indian
by ALL
Beauty from young Kasparov
from layson27's favorite games by layson27
from Garry KASPAROV on Garry KASPAROV I 1973-1985 by beta
1980 World Junior chess championship
by gauer
plus 28 more collections (not shown)

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC