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Garry Kasparov vs Valery Atlas
"Boy, You're Gonna Garry that Weight" (game of the day Dec-28-2014)
UMBC simul, Catonsville USA (1997) (exhibition), May-17
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation Quiet Line (E15)  ·  1-0

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May-09-09
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  HAPERSAUD: theres a Karpov moment from Kasparov
Aug-16-11  OrbisIgnis: so subtle
Dec-28-14
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  andrewjsacks: Fine title for the game. Well done.
Dec-28-14
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  Phony Benoni: OK. That pun was worth a chuckle.

Kasparov seems on cruise control the whole way. Not sure why Black didn't defend with 40...Qd8; perhaps 41.Rh6 and 42.Qh2 is hopeless for him.

Dec-28-14
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  FSR: Great pun! Wish I'd thought of it.
Dec-28-14  ajile: Um 9.bxc4 just wins outright.
Dec-28-14
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  FSR: <ajile> is correct. Very strange that Kasparov didn't play that.
Dec-28-14  Olavi: 8...Bd6 9.Nxc4 Nd5 is of course the correct move order.
Dec-28-14  Erikko: <ajile> Perhaps Kasparov didn't want to see 9.bxc4 f6 on the board?
Dec-28-14
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  morfishine: Now we know how many holes it takes to fill the Atlas game...

*****

Dec-28-14
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  Penguincw: Ha! I like the pun, but I'm not quite sure who's the "boy" here: Kasparov was 34 at the time, and Atlas, 29.

Oh, nvm, the "boy" part was irrelevant to the game. :)

As for the actual game, interesting final position there as the knight is powerless: wherever it moves, it can be captured.

Dec-28-14
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  drleper: <Erikko: <ajile> Perhaps Kasparov didn't want to see 9.bxc4 f6 on the board?>

White still nets a whole piece: 9.bxc4 f6 10.cxd5 fxe5 11.Qa4+ 1-0

Dec-28-14  Amarande: There seems to be some sort of psychological effect surrounding such free pieces!

E.g., Carlos Torre vs Ed. Lasker, 1926 where Edward Lasker also declined an easy and soundly available piece in the opening (I seem to remember Ed actually went into some detail in "Chess for Fun and Chess for Blood" as to why he did not play 8 ... c3, too), and instead also won the game after the long winding road ...

Dec-28-14  SpiritedReposte: That knight is quarantined.
Dec-29-14
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  Honza Cervenka: I agree with <Olavi> that 8.Kf1 Bd6 9.Nxc4 was played. Btw, 9.Nxf7 Kxf7 10.Bxa8 c6 11.bxc4 Bxc4 (11...Qc7?! 12.Nd2 Nd7 13.Qa4 and the Bishop is saved with clear edge for white) 12.Nd2 Bd5 13.f3 Nbd7 14.Bb7 Qc7 15.Ba6 b5 16.e4 Qb6 17.exd5 holds some material advantage on the side of white, though the position is far from clear to evaluate it as better for white.
Dec-29-14
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  kevin86: White only needs to usher his A-pawn home. the black knight is trapped and the king is pinned down by the d-pawn.

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