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Garry Kasparov vs Michal Krasenkow
Bled Olympiad (2002), Bled SLO, rd 7, Nov-01
Spanish Game: Open. Bernstein Variation (C80)  ·  1-0

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Feb-08-05  yunis: why not gxh5 on move 21?i cant find the next moves of black!!
Feb-08-05  Granite: Well for one, it complicates the game, and when you've got an advantage you don't have to make things needlessly crazy. Black might muster a perpetual if you look at say, 21. gxh5 Rxh5 on move 22 black can look at rook sacs to get a perpetual, unclear.

Compare that to the final position here, where white is up the exchange and has all kinds of play. If it was white's move Re5 threatens to win a bishop, white has a knight check, and if the rooks get to the back rank it pins the bishop - this game is clearly winning for white without the complications.

Mar-10-06  alexandrovm: another Spanish opening with Kasparov in comand of the white pieces, this time black goes down very fast due to a blunder...somewhere, and of course, great technique by Kasparov.
Jan-04-08  notyetagm: <alexandrovm: another Spanish opening with Kasparov in comand of the white pieces, this time black goes down very fast due to a blunder...somewhere, and of course, great technique by Kasparov.>

An amazing game by Kasparov: here he wins a miniature in an opening (Open Spanish) that his strong opponent (Krasenkow) specializes(!) in.

May-07-08  diabloprancer: <yunis> according to Chesslife march 2003, white's king is too exposed after 21. gxh5 Rg5+ (or 21. ...Rxh5 22. Bxe4 dxe4 23. Rxe4 Rxh3) 22. Kf1 (22. Nxg5 Qxf2+ 23. Kh1 Ng3 mate) 22. ...Rxh5 23. Bxe4 dxe4 24. Rxe4 Rxh3.

It would be very un-Kasparov-like to be up material but in a dangerous position.

Sep-22-08  dwavechess: 20/24 83% moves concur with Rybka 3 w32 at 3 min. per move for Kasparov.
Apr-21-20
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  plang: 14..Re8 had been played once previously but to me it doesn't look as active as the more popular 14..f6 or 14..f5. In Kuczynski-Marin Budapest 1993 (Zt) (game not included in this database) White accepted the pawn sacrifice with 15 Bxe4 and the game ended in a draw; 15 h3 was new. Another game influenced by Kasparov's exceptional theoretical knowledge; he made one slip with 21 Nc6? but Krasenkov followed with a blunder 21..Rg5? instantly deciding the game.
Apr-21-20  laskereshevsky: <Plang> its incredible that after 11 and 1/2 Y. from the last post exactly today you made your one on this game, and just today i took from my library the book of 2002 Bled Olympiad and riproducted same games including this one, after about 15 Y ago..... and yes in place of 21.♘c6(?!) is gived as best 21.gxh5 c5 22.♘b3 ♖g5+ 23.♔f1 ♖f5 24.♖e3 ♖e8... and not{21. ...Rg5(?) but 21. ...♖ee8 22.♕xd5 ♘g5 23.♗xh7+!
May-03-21  Gaito: 14...Re8 (⌓14...Bh5⩲) 15.h3 (computer evaluation by Stockfish 13: +1.45. Another move that deserved attention was 15.a4!?)
May-03-21  Gaito:


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BLACK TO MOVE

18...Nxe5? A move that shows a poor positional judgment by Black. 18...Qd7 was in order.

May-03-21  Gaito:


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WHITE TO MOVE

As stated above by other kibitzers, Kasparov faltered with 21.Nc6?, overlooking the strong move 21.gxh5! (computer evaluation by SF13: +2.79). A sample variation: 21.gxh5! c5 22.Nc6! Rxh5 (22...Nxf2!? is worthy of consideration) 23.Raxe4! dxe4 24.Bxe4, and Black's game is already resignable (diagram):


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May-03-21  Gaito:


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BLACK TO MOVE

The position is equal (computer evaluation: 0.00). Black just needs to take back his attacked rook and everything would be OK: 21...Ree8, and the game would probably have ended in a draw.

For example: 21...Ree8 22.Qxd5 (but not 21.gxh5? Qxc6 and Black stands much better) 22...Ng5 23.Bxh7+! (not 23.gxh5?? Nxf3+ −+) 23...Nxh7 24.Rxe8 Rxe8 25.gxh5 Re2∞ (unclear). See diagram below:


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May-03-21  Gaito: The game was decided after 21...Rg5?? 22.Bxe4 dxe4 23.Nxg5 Qxg5 24.Raxe4. In case of 24...Bg6 25.Re5 Qf6 26.Qd5 Qd6 27.Ne7+ Black loses his undeveloped rook and also receives mate in short order. Therefore, he resigned.
May-03-21  Gaito: In the above variation, Black can't attempt to save his a8-Rook, for example: 26...Rc8 (diagram)


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27.Re8 Rxe8 28.Rxe8 h6 29.Ne5 Qd6 See diagram below:


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30.Nxg6! Qxd5 (if 30...Qxg6 31.Rxf8+ Kxf8 32.Qd8 mate) 31.Ne7+ and the curtain would come down.

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