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Garry Kasparov vs Jan Smejkal
Chess Olympiad (1986), Dubai UAE, rd 3, Nov-17
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Flohr System (C92)  ·  1-0



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Jun-02-05  PARACONT1: Kasparov at his squeeze play best! Clever how he switches play on both sides of the board with a B doing nothing but threatening a mating combination on g7. This is one of my fav Gazza games.
Jun-02-05  notyetagm: Yes, great game. It made Stohl's new book of Kasparov's best games.
Oct-23-05  yunis: why not 35.Bf6 threatening Qh6 and maton g7
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  penarol: <yunis> It seems to me that after 35. Bf6, Black can play 35...Nd7 (by the way, if 36. Be7, Nc5 is perhaps playable). On the other hand, in the final position, because of the pin on f7, White is also threatening 42. Qxg6+ followed by 43.Qxh5+ or 43. Qxd6+, and 41...Nd7 does not avoid these lines.
Jun-24-06  spirit: great game!
Sep-16-11  Kasparovsky5: After Smejkal resigned the continuation given in the bulletins is: 41. ...,Kh7. 42.Bh6. Isn't 42.Bxf7 better since it forces a quicker mate.
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  perfidious: <Kasparovsky5> If White had a pawn at h4, the line you cite would be the fastest win, but there's nothing wrong with your suggestion 42.Bxf7 in the game.
May-30-12  Anderssen99: Perfidious: The pawn on h4 you mentioned seems irrelevant after the following conclusion: 42...,Bxf7 (What else does Black have against the threat Qxg6+ ?). 43.Qxf7+,kh8. 44.Bf6 mate.
May-30-12  Shams: <Anderssen99> NM <perfidious> hasn't been seen in close to a year, unfortunately.

41...Kh7 42.Bxf7 Bd7! drags things out a couple steps, not that it matters. With our ghost pawn on h4, 42.Bh6 is mate next move.

May-30-12  SimonWebbsTiger: @<shams>

perfidious dropped me a little note to say "hi" a few weeks ago at, so he is ok.

Jun-20-12  Anderssen99: Shams: How does 42...,Bd7 drag things out a couple of steps when White has: 43.Qxg6+,Kh8. 44.Bf6 mate ?
Jun-20-12  Shams: <Anderssen99> Yeah, I don't know what I was hallucinating there. Can I keep our ghost pawn on h4, though? I'm fond of it.
Jul-03-14  09061976: I think the black queen movement was a big mistake cause f6 square was under threat
Jul-03-14  09061976: I correct mycomment,its not a black queen wrong movement but the pawn f5 should have moved f6 when there was a chance to do that..
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