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Garry Kasparov vs Elmar Magerramov
Training Match (1982), URS, rd 1
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97)  ·  1-0



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Jul-13-04  Tennyson: Lovely game. Black looks like he has the initiative and material advantage after 19. ... e3, and tries grabbing the game whole with a series of queen harassing moves (almost spite checks in a way), but misses 23. Rxf6!! He was 19 years old and number 2 behind Karpov at the time.
Jul-13-04  ConLaMismaMano: What's wrong with 28...Qxh4?
Jul-13-04  Tennyson: <ConLaMismaMano> and <> The present score sheet is wrong on move 26. ... Be2?? It should read 26. .... e2 as in: Kasparov vs E Magerramov, 1982 Thanks for pointing that out ConLa.
Jul-13-04  The Backward Pawn: I just got fritz 8 and tried putting in the position after 28. c3, black immediately took the queen. although ive been having some difficulty figuring out how to do the analysis and everything. anyone know of a good site or book to help further explain fritz? the installation book it came with only gave a brief description, and theres alot to this program, so im pretty lost. any help would be greatly apprecaited.
Premium Chessgames Member We fixed this now. I'd also like to point out that the correction form is now working, see below: "Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us keep the database squeaky clean!"
Jul-13-04  Tennyson: <The Backward Pawn> Try go and type fritz into their article search. They have several tutorials to help you get the most out of fritz 8.
Jul-13-04  The Backward Pawn: great, thanks for the quick response tennyson
Nov-23-05  KingG: I just played a game online where my oponent played 10.Bc4. I had never encountered this before, and this is the only game in the database with this move. In my game i stupidly plyed 10...Be7?, but then after 10.e5!, i was in a bad line of the 10.e5 variation of the Poisoned Pawn. The theoretical move seems to be 10...Qc5 as played in this game.

I'm surprised this move(10.Bc4) isn't played more often though. It seems like a good move to me, keeping the options open. Does anyone know if this move is considered to be refuted?

Jul-20-06  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 17...Bd8, 17...Bg4 gets the QB out, and takes a step towards ...Bh5 defending the f7 pawn. Has Kasparov published his analysis of this game anywhere?
Jun-25-07  outplayer: 11.Be2!?
May-17-08  KingG: It looks like 28...Ng6 would won. For example 28...Ng6 29.Nxf7+ Rxf7 30.Qxd8+ Nf8! 31.Ng3(to prevent ...Rf1+) Qd3!, winning due to the threat of Rf1.

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28...Qxc3 also looks winning, but isn't so clear cut.

Feb-19-14  cambal: Nxf7...Qf6..kg8..Qg7...
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