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Jan Timman vs Garry Kasparov
"Timman Waits for No One" (game of the day Sep-14-2015)
KRO Match (1985), Hilversum NED, rd 3, Dec-17
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Smyslov-Breyer-Zaitsev Hybrid (C93)  ·  1-0

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Oct-31-06  mrjoshherman: why not 33. ... NxR
Oct-31-06  Terragod: NxR? Won't work because of Ke8, lose Queen.
Oct-31-06  Terragod: Why not 33 NxR? That won't work because of Ke8.
Nov-03-06  mrjoshherman: ah, I see. Why not 31. ... NxR?
Apr-10-07  greenrook: I think 33. ...Nxe1 is good for black.

After 34. Ne8+ Kf8 35. Nxc7 Nxc2 36. Bxc2 black is still ahead.

If instead white moves the queen on move 35, black still has plenty of options. He is threatening Rxb3 removing another white piece, or Qe7 defending the Knight on e1.

Is there a winning line for white after 33. ...Nxe1 ?

Apr-10-07
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  fm avari viraf: Both the players at their best, replete with all theory & tactics, attack & counter attack & a Grandmaster style finesse by Timman to avenge his defeat.
Sep-25-08  madlydeeply: I "guessed the move" this fellah with abysmal results.
Sep-21-09  TheMacMan: hehe timman makes kasparov look like a patzer in this game
Dec-04-09  I play the Fred: I still want to know why Kasparov played the Spanish.
Aug-27-10  sevenseaman: Not bad at all. Any win for Timman against the big K is a cause for celebration.
Jun-11-11  lost in space: Wow, never seen this game before. What an attack! Great game!!!
Jun-11-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: I have to say that Timman beat Kasparov playing Kasparov style.
Aug-17-12  Everett: <Fusilli: I have to say that Timman beat Kasparov playing Kasparov style.>

.. because Kasparov was playing Karpov's opening!

Aug-17-12  Mudphudder: That was one serious manhandling Kasparov received in the end there. What a combination!
Dec-16-12  Holzfaller: 33. ...Nxe1 was better than 33. ...Kxf6
Dec-16-12
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  beatgiant: <Holzfaller>
The game score here has a mistake: <31. Qd2> instead of 31. Qc2. With the queen on d2, 33...Nxe1 34. Ne8+ wins for White. I'm submitting a correction.
Dec-16-12  quantum.conscious: <ruylopez900: The black is checked by the white which is attacked by the black which is pinned to its by the white which is pinned to its by the black >

:)

what an amusing and interesting/fascinating position!

Dec-16-12  quantum.conscious: <beatgiant: <Holzfaller> The game score here has a mistake: <31. Qd2> instead of 31. Qc2. With the queen on d2, 33...Nxe1 34. Ne8+ wins for White. I'm submitting a correction.>

31. Qd2 makes sense, ofcourse

Jun-11-14
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  Benzol: Brutal moves from both sides from 33...Kxf6 onwards. It took blows like these to put Kasparov on the canvas.
Sep-14-15  morfishine: Arguably, one of Timman's greatest wins. He had a knack for winning and losing brilliantly
Sep-14-15
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  HeMateMe: Um...is it too early to start voting for Drollest Pun of the Year?
Sep-14-15  TVCHESS3JAQUES: La clavada. binomio DT
Sep-14-15
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  kevin86: A brilliant pin,counter pin, and lethal fork...
Sep-14-15  maxi: Does the pun refer to "Time waits for no one? I believe the Dutch pronunciation for Timman is TEA-MAN..., not TIME-MAN.
Sep-14-15  fisayo123: Kasparov playing the Ruy Lopez. A rarity.
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