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Garry Kasparov vs Ralf Akesson
Wch U20 (1980), Dortmund FRG, rd 6, Aug-23
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Petrosian Attack (E12)  ·  1-0



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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.
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