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Garry Kasparov vs Alexander Khalifman
FIDE Moscow Gran Prix (2002) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 4, Jun-04
Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61)  ·  1-0

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Aug-04-03  Rhiannon: Resignation, not mystic, not detached, but resignation open-eyed, conscious, and informed by love, is the only one of our feelings for which it is impossible to become a sham.
Aug-04-03
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  Honza Cervenka: 23...fxe5 24.Ra1+ Kb8 25.Bxe5+ Kc8 (25...Bd6 26.Nxd6 is not much better.) 26.Nb6#.
Aug-10-03  THE GENERAL: is this a normal way to look at resigning a chess game?
Aug-10-03
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  Sneaky: Joseph Conrad (18571924)
Aug-10-03  PVS: Among other things, Conrad was a great chronicler of colonialism.
Aug-10-03  Rhiannon: <THE GENERAL> It is not a "normal" way to look at resigning a chess game. That is why Khalifman interests me so much.

<Sneaky> I knew most people would recognize this as a literary quotation, but did not feel many could guess it was Joseph Conrad. Are you familiar with Conrad or the Internet search engines?

<PVS> Conrad was a very great chronicler of colonialism. An era many thought past but to which we now return in the 21st century.

Aug-11-03  Corben: This was pure fear, blindness at Kasparovs sigth, one has to look only at that undeveloped black kings side, the lonely king at a8, and finally 22 ...f6. Was this a 1 min blitz?
Nov-10-05  Bobak Zahmat: 22.f6 is a huge blunder! How can a man like Khalifman make such a great BLUNDER! Especially against Kasparov!
Mar-10-06  alexandrovm: Another Ruy, here Alexander blunders and loses a piece or gets mated in 3, the continuation is posted by <Honza> in this page.
Jun-01-07  sneaky pete: 22... f6 is not a blunder, black was already lost. If 22... Nd5 23.Rxd5 .. wins the knight. If 22... Nc2/Na2 23.b6 .. wins.
May-22-09
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  HAPERSAUD: This game should be called Flipping the Bird! ROFL
Sep-11-09  thatssomean69: So... is 3...Nd4 refuted now?
Oct-28-09  timhortons:


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birds defense! a rare bird.

rybkas eval of khalifman 6...d5 check below,6...Nf6 could have been better


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1. (0.75): 7.exd5 cxd5[] 8.Re1+ Be7 9.Bb5+ Kf8[] 10.c3 g6 11.Qa4 Qb6 12.cxd4 Kg7 2. = (0.12): 7.Bb3 dxe4 8.d3 exd3 9.Re1+ Be6 10.cxd3 Qd7 11.Bxe6 fxe6 12.Qh5+ g6 13.Qh3 0-0-0 3. = (-0.20): 7.Be2 dxe4 8.d3 Nf6 9.dxe4 Nxe4 10.Re1 Be6 11.Bc4 Nc5

(, 28.10.2009)

18..rybkas evalaution of khalifman 18...Qf5 check below, 18...Qxb5 variation by wedberg is better.


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1. (3.47): 19.Re5
2. (0.79): 19.b6 Nd3 20.Re2 Bd6 21.Bg5 Qxg5 22.Qxd3 Qg6 3. (0.76): 19.g4 Qxb5 20.Bf4+ Ka8 21.Qb3 Qa6 22.Bc7 Bc5 23.Bxd8 Rxd8 24.a3 Nd5 25.Ne5 f6

(, 28.10.2009)

Oct-29-09  timhortons: khalifman seeing this mate, he resign


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23. axb4 fxe5
24. Ra1+ Kb8 25. Bxe5+ Kc8 26. Nb6# 1-0

Sep-19-10  Maatalkko: <thatssomean69> no, been studying it today and 5...Bc5 seems more sound.
Oct-14-13  gospod1: long lived bird
Jun-29-17  Eusebius: Too many open lines against the ultra strong attacker Kasparov

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