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Garry Kasparov vs Nigel Short
Korchnoi Birthday KO (2001) (rapid), Zurich SUI, rd 2, Apr-29
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07)  ·  1-0



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  Hanada: Nice attack! Bh6 comes out of nowhere. Happy birthday Korchnoi!
Mar-14-05  alexandrovm: Very nice attack by Kasparov
Mar-14-05  watchchess79: Can anybody explain the winning line here?
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  keypusher: If 24...♔xf7, 25 ♕g7#. If 24 ...♗f6, then 25 ♘d6 and 26 ♘xf6+
May-21-05  notyetagm: 18 ♗h6!!, wow.
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  al wazir: If 24...Bf6 25. Nd6, then 25...Bh8. White is only an exchange up.
Jun-24-05  schnarre: Black was lost in any event, but what's with 22...Qxb5?
Jun-25-05  InspiredByMorphy: 22. ...Nh8 was blacks last grim hope of staying in the game.
Jun-26-05  schnarre: 23. f7+ is still a killer: 22...Nh8, 23. f7+ & either 23...Nxf7?? 24. Qg7#, or 23. f7+ Qxf7 24. Nxf7 Rxf7 (...Kxf7 25. Qg7#) 25. dxc5 bxc5 26. Rad1 should win easily enough.
Mar-15-06  Topzilla: Beatifull attack.
Aug-12-07  ToTheDeath: Short's play was very weak and he missed several chances to challenge White's setup, but 18.Bh6!! what a shot!
Aug-12-07  Gouki: quite a short game by short :D

excellent game by Kasparov!

Oct-22-11  serenpidity.ejd: The title of this game is: "SHORT: I CAN'T UNDERSTAND KASPAROV, PART 2."


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  whiteshark: Daniel ♔ comments on this game:

(the 2nd part of the video refers to G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 )

Jan-28-15  knight knight: If 24...Bf6 25. Nd6 Bh8, then 26. Nxb5 ;-)

Nice fast attack and analysis by King.

Jan-28-15  RookFile: I'm surprised by 4....Nf6. 4....Nc6 invites Kasparov to try to win positionally.
Jul-11-19  Patzer Natmas: Game featured in "New in Chess- Tactics Training - Garry Kasparov "

Solve for white on move 18.

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