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Vladimir Kramnik vs Garry Kasparov
Botvinnik Mem Blitz Match (2001) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 7, Dec-09
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27)  ·  0-1

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Aug-09-04  who: I thought the queen sac in this line was Kasparov's invention, it turns out it was Shirov (using the opening explorer)
Jan-20-06  atyrau: this had to be a home prep.
Oct-17-06  Whitehat1963: Oops!
Apr-11-07  AAAAron: This game is a brilliant masterpiece!!!
Jul-24-07  AAAAron: ok, Kasparov sacrifices his queen on move 14. and wins the game by move 34. Did Kasparov calculate 20 moves ahead, or did he just feel out a better position, all the while down a queen? It was a blitz game, but still, Kasparov is amazing!
Jul-24-07
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: well, he did not actually sacrifice the queen... he got R+B+P for it which is easily enough for material considerations. It's still a brilliant game, though.
Dec-11-07  xeroxmachine: I strongly disagree there is nothing brilliant about this game.
Feb-24-08  matingthreat: what? this game is a tactical and positional masterpiece.
Feb-24-08  Jim Bartle: The idea of honoring Botvinnik with a blitz tournament is odd, since he supposedly never played blitz.
Feb-24-08  slomarko: <Jim Bartle: The idea of honoring Botvinnik with a blitz tournament is odd, since he supposedly never played blitz.> seems that you don't know the full story. it the beginning it was supposed to be a 3 players "match" in classical chess between Karpov, Kasparov and Kramnik. (all of whom were of course Botvinnik's pupils). but in the last moment Karpov disgracefully pulled out. then Kramnik didn't want to play a match in classical chess just with Kasparov because it would look too much as a rematch of the 2000 world championship. so in the end this hybrid was invented 4 standard + 6 rapid + 10 blitz games.
Feb-24-08  Jim Bartle: Thanks for the clarification.
Jul-09-12  WiseWizard: It takes SKILL to play a game like this, talent (calculation, intuition, judgement, nerves) + hardwork + experience. This is not an easy intuition type position that you can feel your way through, you really gotta be a master.
Jun-22-14  jdc2: Daniel King has a new video on this game on his youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTRr...

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