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Garry Kasparov vs Orestis Tsekouras
Patras simul Kasparov (2001) (exhibition), Jul-22
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  1-0



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Aug-23-04  Whitehat1963: 17 ... g5??
Aug-23-04  MoonlitKnight: LOL! Even two question marks seem insufficient!
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  tpstar: Lucky guy gets the thrill of his chess lifetime playing the mighty Kasparov (WC for 15 years at the time) despite being so fabulously inexperienced, then you Blue Meanies assign this 1360 fellow a double Question Mark for dropping 2 Pawns against a GM more than double his rating. Harsh. Given that vast differential, I am highly impressed by Kasparov playing such a conventional opening versus killing him with a King's Gambit or Danish rout. Yet if White was really competing, 12. Ba4 wins a Pawn (12 ... b5 13. Bxb5 Bd7), otherwise 13. b4 wins a piece. And check out 14. Bh4!? g5!? really winning a piece; White probably intended 15. Nf5 gxh4 16. Nxh6+ Kg7 17. Nxf7 busting it open.
Aug-23-04  mystique.mystique: its rather ridiculous...plays like a novice...

a disaster ...g5

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  tamar: Hence the saying, Tsekouras' worse than the disease...
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  Bobsterman3000: <tamar> LOL.
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  Bobsterman3000: BTW, black sure did waste alot of time moving his light-squared bishop around aimlessly, only to finally station it on a file already blocked with FIVE pieces...
Aug-24-04  seoulmama: You shouldn't be too harsh on this guy. After all, he is only 1300+. It seems pointless to point out his numerous mistakes, because obviously there were too many, and they were too clear. Poor guy - he just wanted to play a game against Kasparov, and still he gets crushed verbally here, lol
Aug-24-04  MoonlitKnight: Yes, I hope Tsekouras never comes across this site, poor guy.
Aug-25-04  Whitehat1963: The sad thing is that even though I could see that 17...g5? was a huge mistake, I'm sure I would make one just as bad if not worse against Kaspy.
Aug-27-07  PAWNTOEFOUR: this is the very same reason why most guys don't play grandmasters or im's when they come to the cafe room on playchess...........they know they're going to get's bad enough losing(even though you already know you'll lose) and then you have to get clowned on top of it too?
Aug-27-07  inthestepsofTal: dear lord... black is a moron
Aug-20-14  Bezlitosci: I see nobody but experts here. All claiming how stupid 17...g5 was, and how weak black had to be to play this move. But do you realize that the position was already lost after white's 17th move? Rybka gives 17...g5 more or less the same evalutation as it gives the best continuations (around +7.00). Maybe black seeing the inevitable disaster, being resigned made a move, hopeless as any other and resigned soon. Maybe some of you could say what move better than 17...g5 you would make?
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  Stonehenge: Black was about 9 years old in 2001:

Aug-20-14  andrewjsacks: This game seems unworthy of being posted here.
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  Sally Simpson: C'mon boys, cut the lad some slack, he was nine years old.

The player giving the simul has the advantage in that you MUST move the moment he appears.

The lad was possibly in mid-analysis looking at clutching straws with Bxf2+ and Ng5+ when Kasparov suddenly appeared so he threw out g5 in a very difficult (and losing) position.

This lad has played Kasparov - how many here can say that?

Apr-22-20  asad bhanger: what would be the best continuation after move 8 bishop h5 instead of d7
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  perfidious: <Geoff....This lad has played Kasparov - how many here can say that?>

Does not raise hand.

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  keypusher: <This lad has played Kasparov - how many here can say that?>

Meee!...didn't do much better.

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