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Alexander G Beliavsky vs Garry Kasparov
Candidates Match (1983), Moscow URS, rd 2, Mar-??
Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Carlsbad Variation (D34)  ·  0-1



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Oct-18-05  Poisonpawns: Gm2 of 1983 canidates qf Beliavsky loses on time in a worse pos. 20 moves of theory and we have the makings of a slug fest.22.Bxd4!?must be considered dxe4 23.Rfd1.Move 22 black can try 22...Rxa2!? 23.Nf6+ gxf6 24.Qc3 with complexity.23..Bd5! Kasparov starts dominating Beliavsky plays 24.Qb1 when finding a move is hard,24.Nc1 is ugly but maybe whites best. 24..b6! if 25.Bxb6? Bxb3 winning.25..Nd3! anyone remember this Knight in the gm16 Karpov vs Kasparov match 1985?The famous octopus.If 29.Rxd3 then Be4 wins. Very strong game by Kasparov.Beliavsky never had a chance.
Jan-05-08  talfan: White's bishop's pair, b pawn passed extremely strong, and the giant weaknesses on the white-square complex around white king make the position an easy win... for kasparov, of course. :-)
Mar-13-10  Ulhumbrus: After 25 e3 Black's N gains a nice post at d3 while White's N does not. Consequently Black's N gains for him the bishop pair after White takes it by Bxd3 while White's N does not gain him one of Black's bishops.
Nov-12-20  fisayo123: 15. Rd2?! was the novelty devised at the board by Beliavsky, trying to potentially pressure the ISO pawn and make way for his queen.

This match was a tough challenge for the 19 year old Kasparov. Beliavsky was clearly the 3rd best player in the world at the time and was at the peak of his career.

Kasparov demolished him 6:3 and his play from the black side of the Tarrasch in this match is amazing. You couldn't tell this was the first time he played it. And apparently his choice was based off the Spassky vs Petrosian 1969 match when Spassky utilized it to impressive effect against Iron Tigran.

Apr-07-21  iron john: what if 13.kd5 ?
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  beatgiant: <iron john>
Very interesting question. It looks like Black can get a lot of counterplay after 13. Nxd5 Nxd5 14. Bxd5 <Nb4> 15. Qb3 Nxd5 16. Qxd5, with the bishop pair and an open position for Black in exchange for a pawn.

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At this point, Black can offer a second pawn with 16...Bg4!? 17. Qxb7 Rb8 with a lot of complications, and it looks hard for White to hang on to the extra pawns while coping with Black's piece activity.

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