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Hannu Wegner vs Garry Kasparov
Simul, 8b (1987), Hamburg FRG, Feb-??
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Hungarian Variation (D97)  ·  0-1



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Jan-21-04  TheTurk: Did wegner really think he was going to get away with that? ... against kasparov!?
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  technical draw: Hey, Wegner, ever hear of castling?
Jan-21-04  TrueFiendish: One can only conclude Mr Wegner had an important appointment later that day. To give the K-man that much piece play for the sake of a lousy pawn is ludicrous, surely. If 19...Nc3 hadn't been available, then 19...Nf4 would have been fine anyway. Sheesh!
Apr-06-08  aazqua: Yeah, it's pretty clear that white was an accident waiting to happen in this one. Kasparov is not the guy to leave your king in the middle and indulge in complications against.
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<19...Nd5-c3!!> is quite a bursting bomb in the white camp. While this game was part of a clock simultan against the 8 men Bundesliga-team of Hamburg (HSV), it was White who was running short on time here.

Kasparov had lost a clock simultan against this team in 1985 with 3.5:4.5 (Wegner drew back then --> Kasparov vs H Wegner, 1985 ), this time he took revenge with a 7:1 win.

Mar-28-11  hedgeh0g: White's play is reminiscent of a 1700 player who's seen the Grünfeld, thinks it looks cool to try, and then plays it like a wally beyond the 7 moves of theory he memorised.

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