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Luc Winants vs Garry Kasparov
SWIFT Tournament 2nd (1987), Brussels BEL, rd 3, Apr-12
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. Exchange Variation (D59)  ·  0-1



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Oct-02-03  pogo5: Superb manoeuvring and a delightful flowing sequence in the end. Though Garry missed the faster and beautiful 49...hxg5 with 50.Qh5# being essentially unavoidable (49...hxg5 50.Kxg5 Qh5+ 51.Kf4 Qf5# ; 49...hxg5 50.Qd4+ f6 51.Rb7+ Kh6 and the lethal threat remains).
Oct-02-03  drukenknight: It seems that white goofed up before that. it seems that 44 Qd4+ would certainly be a prepatory move before all this checking starts.
Oct-03-03  pogo5: Say, dk, I do not see how 44.Qd4+ Kh7 can help white's game. If you have specific variations sustaining your claim, please provide them ; if not, why do you talk??
Oct-03-03  drukenknight: I guess you are not from a free country.
Oct-03-03  NiceMove: I bet he starting seeing the winning point at Qe5. Which leaves the rook undefended for a winning attack. Black position is superior to white's, the white knight is useless since it has to defend against the pawn, and an great finish.
Oct-03-03  drukenknight: after44.Qd4+ Kh7 45 Qxc3:


Oct-03-03  ughaibu: How about 45..... Qf3 46.Kg1 Qg3 47.Kf1 Rc7 followed by things like Qf3 or Ne4?
Oct-04-03  dalilama: dk, what about 45.....Qxf3+ then there are several combos from there...
Oct-04-03  dalilama: to add to ughaibu, I think it would go more like....45...Qxf3+ 46 Kg1 Nh3+ 47 Kh2 Nf2 then if white plays 48 Kg1 (to avoid mate) ..Qxg3+ 49 Kf1 Ne4 (forking the queen and the mate on f2) then if white plays 50 Qe1...then it gets ugly...
Oct-04-03  drukenknight: hell, what time in the morning was it when I wrote that nonsense?
Feb-12-05  Ernesto7: the best game i've seen this year....WOW
Feb-12-05  aw1988: I would play 7...Ne4, just to be annoying :P
Feb-06-06  mehul: This is an exceptional game. There's a bunch of fine moves like 14...Kf8 (Who would have thought of that as a way of unpinning?) and 19...c4 (a shade of Bernstein-Capablanca 1914.).

The final combination...beginning with 42...Qf5 is fourteen moves deep! And garry must have sensed it 5-6 moves earlier. And all moves the moves in the combination are forced. Amazing stuff. Miss this guy's chess.

Apr-28-08  deadlysin: 19...a4 was better (approved by kasparov himself)
could be a puzzle

Nov-05-08  KingG: <aw1988> 7...Ne4 is known as Lasker's defence, and is really a drawing weapon for Black. 7...b6 is the Tartakower-Makagonov-Bondarevsky variation, and gives Black slightly more winning chances.

<Though Garry missed the faster and beautiful 49...hxg5 with 50.Qh5# being essentially unavoidable> I'm not sure if Kasparov missed this, or just wanted to play out his pretty pawn promotion sequence.

Dec-09-10  libertyjack: Wonderful game!
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  offramp: White has just played 43.♙f2-f3 to prevent ...♕f5:f2+.

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Kasparov plays 43...♘e4-g5! This uncovers an attack on the white♘c2. It also threatens ...♕f5xf3+ with devastation. So white has to take the knight.

White's king is harrassed around to 47.♔g2-h3.

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Black has to watch out for both 48.Qxh7 and the more drastic 48.Qf6+ and #!

Kasparov plays 47...♕e2:f3!. White takes the ♖a7. Black checks the white king around with the unusual aim of swapping queens. He has had a great idea: a finish similar to M Ortueta vs J Sanz, 1933 (or Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931).

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54...Qxa7+ 55.Kxa7 c2!
The pawn cannot be stopped! Incredible!

Jan-13-15  Poisonpawns: This game is unbelievable
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  JointheArmy: What a combination. Definitely worthy of being a Sunday puzzle.
Jan-14-15  tonsillolith: I noticed that many of Black's moves in this game were primarily defending his pieces, or another type of prophylaxis. That certainly makes a statement about high-level positional play.
Jul-16-15  rookpawn101: Certainly a beautiful game
Aug-09-15  ToTheDeath: Remarkable calculation, giving up a rook to force a queen exchange and a winning pawn promotion. Of course it was made easier by the fact that it was all "only" moves for White, with the only small diverting branch 53.Kc5 Qxe3+ 54.Rd4 c2 winning.

Still it took real vision to see this from so far off. The game continuation was in some ways prettier than the forced mate pointed out above.

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