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Garry Kasparov vs Mikhail Tal
Moscow Interzonal (1982), Moscow URS, rd 5, Sep-12
Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
May-12-04  talchess2003: ehh.. i hate it when GMs do that..
May-13-04  Erwin: i agree espicially in this game,tal should do better against garry
Dec-15-04  LIFE Master AJ: Games like this make you wonder if I will ever understand anything about GM-level chess.
Dec-15-04  euripides: <AJ> You want a sweepstake ?
Dec-24-04  LIFE Master AJ: <euro>
Say what?
Dec-24-04  TheSlid: <LIFE Master AJ: Games like this make you wonder if I will ever understand anything about GM-level chess.>

Seems a very fair comment to me. What is the reason for the cessation of this game betwixt the 8th and 13th Masters?

Dec-30-04  LIFE Master AJ: <everyone>
I was actually being a bit sarcastic. (I would have liked to see this one played out!!)
Dec-30-04  erimiro1: Most interesting and sharp games between the two, until the strange end
Jan-02-05  LIFE Master AJ: Agreed! (Who do you think is better in the final position?)
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Perhaps each was convinced the other was winning, so when one offered the draw, the other accepted, and both thought they had pulled off a swindle. Happened to me once. As Black in a Caro-Kann against a 2400 player, I sacrified one pawn, then another, then a Knight, and after move 20, I accepted the draw offer because I knew my attack was unsound. My opponent thought I had a forced mate. We spent four hours analyzing the game.

It *was* a draw.

Jan-02-05  LIFE Master AJ: Perhaps. (What does Crafty 'think' of the final position?)
Nov-26-06  Eatman: Tal mentions that he got a lot of grief about accepting a draw. He says that while he realized he had a better position, it was much easier to play as white and time was running short. In the following months in the analysis lines (he doesn't mention what the lines were) were found where black would be able to consolidate and play for a win but over the board he didn't think he could find them.
Dec-02-06  ToTheDeath: Black's extra piece would probably win if a computer had the Black pieces, but his dark square weaknesses, exposed kingside and White's passed pawns (d7, b5) make the situation very unclear. I would not want to face Kasparov in this position.
Dec-01-07  goldenbear: According to Kasparov, 17.Bxc4! bxc4 18.Nxc4 Qb4 19.f3!, was pointed out afterwards by Petrosian.
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  GrahamClayton: "In the game with Tal I used a new scheme which took him by surprise. At the beginning things were going well for me, but when all I had to do was to strike a simple combinative blow, I succumbed to the temptation of another, more spectacular continuation and wound up by putting the initiative into the hands of Tal. Fortunately, everything still turned out well for me in the end. Nevertheless, I got a shock. I had made an error in the very tactical complications, where I felt in my element. I tried to forget the game, to distract myself somehow. But I couldn't rid myself of the thought of how badly I had miscalculated."

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