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Garry Kasparov vs Joel Lautier
Moscow Olympiad (1994), Moscow RUS, rd 7, Dec-08
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1-0

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Feb-27-14  SChesshevsky: I always thought a major element of Kasparov's greatness was his play on open files, especially with Rooks.

Maybe another example

Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1991

Apr-05-15  SpiritedReposte: This game looks close and then bam Rh5 and Ng4 hit like lightning.
May-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: Very brave of Lautier to venture down this Sveshnikov line after seeing Kasparov's smashing win Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 from earlier that year.

Improvements for Black?

Dec-15-17  scholes: I had qxg8.
Dec-15-17  WhiteRook48: Huh, I wanted to play 28. Rd8.
Dec-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  agb2002: A bit famous. That Ng4 is difficult to forget.
Dec-15-17  patzer2: Didn't immediately recall today's Friday puzzle (28. ?) from 12 years ago, but perhaps I had a faint recollection as I managed to find 28. Ng4! +-.

The computer indicates Black's decisive mistake was 25...Rc5? allowing 26. h6 +- (+3.66 @ 27 ply, Stockfish 8). Instead, 25...Rg8 26. Qf4 a5 ± (+1.08 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 8) puts up considerably more resistance.

In the opening, though there's probably nothing wrong with 13...Rb8, I prefer the popular move 13...Bg5 as in the draw in Sutovsky vs L Lenic, 2017.

I was surprised to see how deeply strong GMs have analyzed this B33 Sicilian opening. In White's win in A Giri vs Shirov, 2014, it was reported to have been repetition of play from correspondence chess for the first 27 moves.

Dec-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  rodchuck: I tried and tried to make Qxg8 work, without success. Finally after about 15 minutes I found Ng4, with the idea of challenging the black queen, and if 28... Rxg5, then Nxe5 probably winning. I haven't seen this game before, but was happy that the solution was correct. Thank you <patzer2> for your instructive analyses in 2005.
Dec-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  malt: Seen this recently,in a book by Y.Neishtadt, it went,

28.Ng4 R:g5 (28...Qe6 29.Rd8+!)

29.N:e5 R:h5 30.Rd8+ Ng8 31.Nf7#
Did not get this first time round,
there must be more variations to this, which <patzer2> would find.

Dec-15-17  mel gibson: I didn't see it but I didn't look for long.
The computer says:

28. Ng4 (28. Ng4 (♘e3-g4 f5xg4 ♕g5xe5+ ♖c5xe5 ♖h5xe5 ♘e7-f5 ♗c2xe4 ♘f5xh6 ♖d1-h1 ♔h8-g7 ♖e5-h5 ♖g8-e8 ♗e4-d5 ♘h6-f5 ♖h5xh7+ ♔g7-f6 ♖h7xf7+ ♔f6-g5 ♖f7-c7 ♘f5-d4 ♖c7-g7+ ♔g5-f6 ♖g7-g8 ♖e8xg8 ♗d5xg8 a6-a5 ♖h1-e1 ♘d4-c6 ♔b1-c1 ♘c6-e5 ♔c1-d2) +5.08/22 320)

score for White +5.08 depth 22

Dec-15-17  patzer2: <rodchuck> Your Welcome! It also took me a while to find 28. Ng4, even though I had solved it 12 years ago.

<malt> I don't know how many variations I would find. This time around I saw 28. Ng4 after a long look, and simply figured it must be the solution as I couldn't find a reply for Black to refute it.

Dec-15-17  diagonalley: breathtaking... <diagonalley>: nul points
Dec-15-17  saturn2: Not so difficult once you see the idea of mate Nxf7++
Dec-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  malt: 28.Ng4 R:g5 29.N:e5 (black could play
instead of 29...R:h5)
29...R:e5 30.R:g5 Nc6 31.Ba4 Bb7 32.Rd7
(32.B:c6 B:c6 33.Rd8+ Re8)
32...Ba8 33.R:f7 Re8 34.Rgg7
Dec-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: Crikey! Who would chose 14...♘e7 15 ♘xf6 gxf6 against as good an attacker as Kasparov? Was Lautier's position so bad already that he had to, or was he just tremendously brave?
Dec-15-17  Monocle: <Dionysius1: Crikey! Who would chose 14...♘e7 15 ♘xf6 gxf6 against as good an attacker as Kasparov?>

Kramnik, apparently.

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994

Possibly Lautier had an improvement in mind, but Kasparov deviated first.

Dec-15-17
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  Jimfromprovidence: <malt> <28.Ng4 R:g5 29.N:e5 (black could play instead of 29...R:h5)
29...R:e5 30.R:g5 Nc6 31.Ba4 Bb7 32.Rd7
(32.B:c6 B:c6 33.Rd8+ Re8)
32...Ba8 33.R:f7 Re8 34.Rgg7>

After 30 Rxg5 in this line here is the position.


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Down an exchange, black has no protection at d8 to hold against a back rank mate.

So after 30...Nc6 31 Ba4 black will soon lose another piece for that back rank vulnerability.


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Dec-15-17  Olavi: Monocle: <Dionysius1: Crikey! Who would chose 14...♘e7 15 ♘xf6 gxf6 against as good an attacker as Kasparov? Kramnik, apparently.

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994>

Yes, and according to Kasparov's 1994 analysis Lautier should have played 19...f5. He was always very confident and ambitious against Kasparov, having a positive score at the time and finally finishing with one.

Dec-15-17  ChessHigherCat: This was a very sharp variant of the Pelican. Everybody I used to play against in this line played: 9. Na3 b5 10. Bxf6 immediately.

At first I thought the game line leads to a draw by repetition: 10. Nd5 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qd8 12. Bg5 Qa5+, etc.

But maybe white get away with 11. b4?
10. Nd5 Qa5+ 11. b4 Qxa3? (11...Nxb4 12. Bd2 Qxa3 15. Bxb4 Qb2 16. Rb1 Qd4 17. Qxd4 exd4 18. Nc7+ Kd8 19. Nxa8)

Dec-15-17  Steve.Patzer: I also chose Rd8.
Dec-15-17  AlicesKnight: Success! Fou8nd the game move Ng4!
Dec-15-17  StevieB: Shockingly good move.
Dec-16-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Let The Wookiee Win: 28...Qe6 is probably black's best try. I had 30.Nf6 as the response. Some lines finish nicely, but black has a defense. Anyone see the defense? Black to move:


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Jul-13-19  Patzer Natmas: Game featured in "New in Chess - Tactics Training - Garry Kasparov "

Solve for white on move 28.

28.♘g4 ♕e6 (28...fxg4 29.♕xe5+ ♖xe5 30.♖xe5 White wins ) (28...♖xg5 29.♘xe5 ♖xe5 (29...♖xh5 30.♖d8+ ♘g8 31.♘xf7# ) 30.♖xg5 ♘c6 31.♗a4 White wins ) 29.♖d8! ♘g6 (29...♕g6 30.♕xe7 fxg4 31.♖xg8+ ♕xg8 (31...♔xg8 32.♕e8# ) 32.♕f6+ ♕g7 33.♕xg7# ) 30.♖xg8+ ♔xg8 31.♕d8+ ♘f8 32.♖g5+ White wins

Jan-24-20  Jaadoo: 28....qe6. 29.knight f6. 29.Rg5 30.Tg5 30...qb6. Black will be saved
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