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Garry Kasparov vs Valery Salov
"Endgame Mastery" (game of the day May-30-2004)
USSR Championship (1988), Moscow URS, rd 14, Aug-??
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Fianchetto Lines (A29)  ·  1-0



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  mahmoudkubba: It sounds Sicilian attack not defence from the beginning.!!!
May-30-04  tbustergold: Very good chess here from Kasparov.
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  kevin86: 58...Kc6 59 Kg4 Kb7 60 Kg5 f3 61 Kxg6 and white eventually wins the knight with the front rook pawn and the game with the back one
May-30-04  MatrixManNe0: I don't like the English Open... I've had bad experiences with it... The reverse Sicilian may offer some action, though...

I'm not very fond of white's fifteenth move... Light sqared weaknesses may come from it.

Okay, at the thirtieth move, black has extreme pressure on the d3-pawn, and the queen could move to exploit this.

Unfortunately, after that, the pieces are exchanged and we're at a Bishop+5 vs. Knight+5 endgame, where the bishop wins.

May-30-04  midknightblue: The 15th move looks good to me. Black is enticed into exchanging a good bishop for white's "bad" bishop (although active bishop). There is no real white squared weakness, since both sides exchange their white squared bishops. My only other comment is if Kasparov makes a move, and it looks weak, it is more likely that us mere mortals havent figured out the reasons for the move - than that Kaspy suddenly made a patzer move.
Jul-10-15  Albion 1959: It is sometimes difficult to forget that Kasparov was not only a brilliant, energetic attacking player, he was also equally adept in the endgame too !!

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