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Garry Kasparov vs Nigel Short
"You Down with IQP?" (game of the day Nov-03-2014)
Brussels OHRA-A (1986), Brussels BEL, rd 9, Dec-22
Queen's Gambit Declined: Anti-Tartakower. Petrosian Variation (D55)  ·  1-0



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Aug-02-06  KingG: The score is wrong, Black resigned after 33.Qd4.
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  dkappe1: Isn't black OK after 21. ... Qxd7 22. ed Rcd8
Nov-05-08  KingG: <dkappe1> After 21...Qxd7 22.exd7 Rcd8 23.Rad1, Black is a apwn down, and paralysed by the pawn on d7. If nothing else, White will win in the long run by advancing his K-side pawns.

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Nov-03-14  RookFile: I guess you don't get to play moves like ....Nb6 and ...Nd7 in this setup. Kasparov rips things open with d5.
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  Check It Out: You down with OPP?

Nov-03-14  Tim Delaney: The quiet move, 26.g3 is laced with venom. What can Black do about the advance h4 and h5? At first, 26 ... Qf7 seems to suffice, because of the attack on f2, but it's a mirage: 27.Nxg5+ hxg5, 28.Qh5+ Kg8, 29.Bxg6 Qxf2+, Kh1 and there are no more checks. White's mate threat then decides the issue.
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  Sneaky: <Check It Out> Other People's Pawns?
Nov-03-14  morfishine: Gotta love this game. If there is such a thing as the "Kasparov Technique" or style, this game pretty much defines it

I never realized Kasparov was only 2 years older than Short

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  WCC Editing Project:

The event field is incorrect.

You can see there's a character in the place name that didn't code properly.

Result: the game was played in the imaginary Kingdom of <Brssel>.

Nov-03-14  Castleinthesky: 19.Ne6 is brilliant. Also, impressive is how White takes Black's Queen out of the picture. A very methodical and instructive game.
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  kevin86: It looks like a quick mate is in the offing.
Nov-03-14  knight knight: This game is analyzed by Raymond Keene in the video "How to Play Like Kasparov & Short".
Nov-03-14  dzechiel: Playing through the game, I wanted to play 33 Rh7+ instead of the queen move. I think they both lead to the same result (and it's hard to argue with a move that gets your opponent to resign).
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  Check It Out: <Sneaky> Other People'
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  tpstar: Fritz 10: 1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. e3 0-0 8. Rc1 c6 9. Bd3 Nd7 10. 0-0 Opening Explorer dxc4 11. Bxc4 e5 12. h3 exd4 13. exd4 Nb6 14. Bb3 Opening Explorer Bf5 15. Re1 Bg5 16. Ra1 Nd7 17. d5 Rc8 18. Nd4 Bg6 19. Ne6 fxe6 20. dxe6 Kh7 21. Qxd7 Qb6 22. e7 Rfe8 [last book move] 23. Qg4 Qc5? [23 ... Qa5 24. f4 Bf6 ] 24. Ne4 Qxe7 25. Bc2 Rf8 [25 ... Rcd8 26. f4 Bxf4 27. Qxf4 ] 26. g3 Qd8? [26 ... Rcd8 27. f4 Kh8 28. fxg5 h5 ] 27. Rad1 Qa5 28. h4 Be7 29. Nc3 Bxc2 30. Rxe7 Rg8 31. Rdd7 Bf5 [31 ... Kh8 A last effort to resist the inevitable 32. Re6 Qc5 33. Rxg7 Rxg7 34. Rxh6+ Bh7 35. Qxc8+ Rg8 ] 32. Rxg7+ Kh8 33. Qd4 1-0.

An illustrative example of an IQP where the d4-d5 advance opens up the game in White's favor. Fritz certainly didn't have any earlier improvements before Move 23 when it was already so it's hard to identify where Black erred besides 16 ... Nd7 allowing 17. d5.

16. Ra1 was an intriguing choice.

Oct-04-22  thegoodanarchist: GM Nakamura recently stated that he thought Kasparov played this game "like a boss". He also used the ChessBase function "Let's check analysis" to evaluate White's accuracy. Garry got a 100% for this one.

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