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Florin Gheorghiu vs Garry Kasparov
Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988), Thessaloniki GRE, rd 4, Nov-16
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch. Closed Variation 7…c6 (E88)  ·  0-1

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Feb-07-04  boowillo: I guess thats how you play chess.
Feb-08-04  Catfriend: 12.♗d3 seems to leave the book, which recommends 12.♘b3.

15..e4 is nice, but unsound, it seems. Better is maybe 15..f4 16.♘:h5 ♘:♘h5.

19.h3 isn't the best defence. Much better is ♖c1.

24.♖df1 with activity shoud be played.

32.♘b3? loses to a good attack. ♘e2 would O.K.

35.♘c1 leads to a forced mate, but the better ♘d2 runs into 35..a5!, winning for black.

Nov-25-05  alicefujimori: I have been studying the KID Samisch lately and came across the position after Black's 9th move in this game.

What really interest me is why no one ever come up with the idea of playing the immediate 10.Nb5 threatening both d6 and a7. Black might continue with the intended 10...Nc5 but after 11.Rc1(!) (threatening 12.Nxd6 followed by 13.Bxc5) Black seems to have no choice but to play 11...b6. But then White has the interesting 12.b4 when the knight has not only being forced to the weird a6/b7 square, it also leaves Black with a horribly weak c6 square and handed the open c-file to White.

What do you all think of that??

Nov-25-05  Dres1: white is so far back in development that this should be bad in principle.. black can probably just ignore the threat to the pawns to open the game up.. i dunno, maybe a Nxe4 shot or something to this effect would be my guess
Nov-25-05  KingG: <alicefujimori>
12.b4 Nfxe4! 13.fxe4 Nxe4 14.Qe2 Qh4+ 15.g3 Nxg3 and White's kind will have an uncomftable game, with Black already having 3 pawns for the piece.
Nov-25-05  alicefujimori: <KingG> Yes, I have analyzed this continuation too. However White doesn't have to play 15.g3. He can play 15.Kd1 when it is not quite clear whether Black has enough for the piece, not to say I can't see any immediate ways where Black could exploit White's exposed King.
Sep-24-06  SniperOnG7: What i find really interesting in this game is the moves 15...e4! followed by 17...f4! and 20...Be5. The advantage of this is that it establishes a blockade that also has attacking potential. However, a pawn is still a pawn and there is no real target yet. This shows Kasparov's deep understanding.
May-13-10  morphy2000: Wonderful Kings Indian attack for black in a classic Gligoric or Najdorf style! SniperOnG7, the main target is the white king!
The pawn sacrifice not only block square e5 and pawn e4, but also provide space for 2 powerful black bishops!
Nov-13-14
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  Zhbugnoimt: In reply to alicefujimori: 10.Nb5 Ne8 defends d6, and moves the N away so black can play ...f5. If Black wants, he can later kick the knight with a6, though it is much stronger to leave the White Knight out of play where it is.
Dec-17-22
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  WTHarvey: Black mates in 4.


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