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Alexander Morozevich vs Garry Kasparov
Paris PCA-Intel GP (1995) (rapid), Paris FRA, rd 1, Nov-10
King's Gambit: Accepted. Fischer Defense (C34)  ·  0-1

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Mar-29-04  steven18: Talk about balls of steel. Playing this variation of the kings gambit against the world #1 takes some guts!
Mar-29-04  Bobsterman3000: Morozevich lasted about 10 more moves than I would have guessed, considering the somewhat dubious opening...
Jul-03-04  tomh72000: What was Moro thinking?
Sep-14-04  cuendillar: Maybe his plan was to turn Kasparov off balance and avoid any risk of opening preparation. It didn't quite work out, but you can't say he didn't try to win :)
Oct-15-04  Apocalypse79: g3 pawn was great! Why did Moro play king-side castling ..?? How about queen-side..??
Oct-15-04  resty: i dont see queen-side castling in the KGA opening. it would cost white some tempo, which is the soul of KGA. this opening requires the 'fastest' speed of development, or else . . .
Jul-17-05
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  patzer2: Kasparov's 21...Bc4! wins with an attack on Morozevich's weakened castled position.
Jul-17-05
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  patzer2: Kaspaov's 22...Rxf2! finishes off the combination begun with 21...Bc4! by setting up a winning double attack 23...g3 .
Aug-02-06  Confuse: kasparov being the tactical genius that he is, I suppose is the perfect counter to Morozevich's attempt to create a wild tactical battle.
Feb-01-07  who: If I recall correctly Gallagher thinks Moro made a mistake with 10 0-0, but I don't remember what he recommends instead.
Feb-01-07  crwynn: I think he should've looked for an improvement earlier...say move six...or move two
Apr-27-07  Hot Logic: I love the way Kasparov concentrates on development. He really does see everything!
May-21-07  IMDONE4: You have to give Morozevich credit for trying something like this against Kasparov (a risky, disreputable opening); although Kasparov has again and again proven that this simply does not work against possibly the world's most pre-prepared player (possibly behind anand, who knos almost every line of theory known to man)
May-23-07  Hot Logic: This was back in '95 when Moro was a hot blooded young man, nowadays he's still hot blooded but older. I don't think the King's Gambit is all that bad myself, although such an early piece sac is something else. Moro really throws everything at Kasparov in this game.
May-23-07  mack: <(possibly behind anand, who knos almost every line of theory known to man)>

Morozevich vs Anand, 1995

May-23-07  IMDONE4: <mack>, i am talking in terms of theory. Kasparov wins more games like this than Anand does because he is simply more talented, although he does do a ton of research (over 4000 opening suprises on his computer yet to be used), but it is general consensus that Anand knos more theory.
Nov-17-07  timhortons: daring...no respect of kasparov at all...a pawn followed by knight sacrifice?
Nov-17-07  HOTDOG: so Kasparov against the King Gambit played the Fischer defense,although in another game against Short he played 3...Be7
Apr-28-08  ToTheDeath: Yes 10.O-O is an error, the h pawn hangs for nothing. 10.Nc3 Nc6 11.Be3 Nf6 12.O-O looks better, with some compensation for the piece.

This was a crushing refutation of unsound speculative play.

Nov-07-10  haine92: I think the worst move is not 10. O-O but 6. Ng5 in order to do 7. Nxf7 because in the Fischer defence, this sacrifice doesnt work.
Jan-16-11  DanLanglois: Kasparov deviated from Fischer's famous article w/6...h6, not 6...f6. The deviation seems not to be an improvement, but why argue w/a 24-move crusher. I also might not insist that 8...Bg7 is best (unless there is something wrong with 8...Nc6).
Aug-17-12  Everett: <DanLanglois> Actually, I had thought Fischer recommended the move order in this game: Spassky vs Karpov, 1982

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 <h6> This move order seems to be the most safe and stable. Karpov equalized and missed a basic simplification to a winning endgame.

Jan-02-13  fisayo123: <everett> only if white plays 4.Bc4
Sep-14-14
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  JointheArmy: How many times do you see Kasparov having to defend like this? The man could do it all.
Aug-13-16  Olsonist: Of course I liked this game the first time I played through it. But the second time, the whole time I'm thinking when is Gary gonna drop the g3 hammer?
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