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Garry Kasparov vs Teimour Radjabov
Russia - The Rest of the World (2002) (rapid), Moscow RUS, rd 7, Sep-10
French Defense: Steinitz Variation (C11)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Feb-17-04  karlzen: It's ironic that two Azerbadzian's played on opposite sides of the board at a Russia vs. World match! This was a nice introduction to Radjabov's dangerous capabilities with the French Steinitz (see Kasparov-Radjabov, Linares 2003, 0-1!).
Feb-17-04  gilbertv: How is this a draw?
Feb-17-04  bumpmobile: Gilbertv: 79. Be5 covers the h pawn from promoting, and the white king covers the b pawn. After that, a bishop and king is not enough to checkmate.
Jun-08-05  DanRoss53: 75. h5! secured the draw for White. A few questionable moves in the endgame for Black, but none that I would call a blunder.
Nov-09-05  iron maiden: With all the hype surrounding Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 I'm surprised this game hasn't been given much attention. Were there winning chances for Radjabov somewhere around move 50?
May-01-08  percyblakeney: <Were there winning chances for Radjabov somewhere around move 50?>

51. ... e2 wins for Radjabov, for example <52. Bf2 Nb2 53. Rg3 (or Be1 Nd3+ followed by Nxc5) Rf6+ 54. Ke3 Nd1+> and black is a piece up. <52. Re1 Nxa3> is another possible line that is just as winning.

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