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Jan Timman vs Garry Kasparov
Bugojno 3rd (1982), rd 11, May-??
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Panno (E84)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Eric Schiller: This little-known game was one of the most exciting, though it obviously involves major blunders. How could Kasparov hang in there, and actually salvage a draw?
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  vonKrolock: Fantastic Game, indeed, <Eric> - In Kasparov vs V Loginov, 1992 whith black's 13...Rb4, we lost the chance of seeing live what GK could actually concluded on the line...
Feb-08-06  blingice: First game I've seen with more than one en passant.
Apr-14-06  gus inn: those who state that chess (at least , sometimes ) cant be an art - have not seen this game.Incredible save by Garry!!. Happy Birthday Garry.
Apr-14-06  alexandrovm: incredible game...
Jan-14-07  lopezexchange: Eric, he saved it with a little help from Timmman. ;-))

20.cxd7,Nc4; 21.axb3,Nxe3; 22.Qd3,Nxd1; 23.dxc8(Q),Qxc8; 23.Kxd1 wins easily, or if 22...Qc7+; 23.Kd2, 24.dxc8(Q)+,Qxc8; 25.Rxd1 wins easily too.
Without Timmans help black would not have saved this game. ;-)

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  Eric Schiller: 20.cxd7 is better, but after 20...bxa2 21.Qxa2 Bd7 the White king is still very exposed. A computer could hold the White position more easily than a human.
Jan-22-07  lopezexchange: You are right, a computer would hold more easily than a human. The white king is a little exposed, but blacks b pawn shields it quite well and black is a piece down, so not much to be worried about. The d6 pawn is weak, blacks rock is pinned and the kings bishop is not bearing on the white king due to its own pawns.

In your line after 22.Nd2 (to control c4 and to allow the king on the b file) 22...Nb7; 23.Kb2 white should win easily.

I also noticed that white had an easier win earlier: 18.Be2,Qb6; 19.a3,Nb8; 20.Qb4,Qxb4; 21.axb4 busts black immediately.

Oct-22-10  Whitehat1963: How does Rybka assess the final position?
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  Plaskett: Dunno about Rybka, but at the time GM Keene wrote that in the final position he would prefer to play black.
Nov-08-20  fisayo123: Kasparov saves himself with nifty tactics here. In complex, dynamic positions he had(s) no equals.

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