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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
"AK 47" (game of the day Jul-16-2010)
Rapid Match 25/10 (2002) (rapid), New York USA, rd 2, Dec-19
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Variation (C42)  ·  0-1

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Jul-05-06  KingG: Kasparov must have been furious at losing this game, even though it was only rapid. After 35.Kh2, it's hard to imagine that he can lose. But, probably because of the time control, he makes a series of small mistakes.

36.g4! was winning, although there are a lot of variations to consider. The main line goes 36.g4! Rd6 (36...Nh6 37.Qe7 Rf8 38.Qxf6+ Kg8 39.Nh4 gives a winning attack) 37.Rc8 Qe6 38.Qa8 Nh6 39.Rh8 Qe7 40.Qe8 Qxe8 41.Rxe8

Still, even in a rapid game, you would think Kasparov would intuitively see the strength of this move. Perhaps he was afraid of 36...Ne3 37.fxe3 Be4, and didn't see 38.Qc7!(Qc5 is ok as well) Rd7(38...Bxf3 39.Rc2) 39.Qc8 Rd6 40.Rc1

And the calm 43.Bxe4 Qf1 44.Nf5+ Nxf5 45.h4 Nh6 46.Bf3(or Qh5) would have probably have been winning. Certainly, White is in no danger.

Aug-02-06  OJC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWG7...

Video from the match, emphasis on this game. Full of animated expression from GK as the game ends (especially after he plays 44.Nf5+).

Apr-29-07  Voxation: Why did he give up his queen???
Apr-29-07
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  Benzol: <<Voxation>: Why did he give up his queen???>

<Voxation> If you read <Sneaky>'s first post then you'll see that after 43.♗xe4 then 43...♕f1 is crushing with the threat of mate on g1. If 44.♘f3 then 44...♕h1 mates.

Apr-29-07
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  Benzol: I've just read <Honza>'s and <Sneaky>'s subsequent posts and it looks like Kasparov could have held this with 44.♘f5+ and 45.h4. Maybe Kasparov was in time trouble?
Mar-23-08  aazqua: I saw this immediately. Certainly anything is better than the text which is tantamount to a resignation. Is there something wrong with the line below?

>>
What about 43.Bxe4 Qf1 44.Nf5+ Nxf5 45.h4?

Aug-18-08  Woody Wood Pusher: This is a great game...beware the Petroff in Karpov's hands!
Nov-06-08  KingG: <Woody Wood Pusher> I think the win had more to do with the time control than the opening.
Dec-27-08  5hrsolver: Rapid chess may not be kasparov's forte. He likes the longer time control. Karpov may be the better practical player of the two.
Jan-01-09  WhiteRook48: what's up with Qxe4?
Jan-04-09  PierreMontz: Opening play is very important especially slight inconsistencies. The main focus of this is 18.Rc1?! which is passive, instead of 18.Ra2! which I believe is the winning move. Why, because then White can concentrate on his flank attack on the Kside and when he eventually moves the light squared bishop he then doubles up his rooks on the e file and gain control of the open file attacking Black's queen.
Jan-04-09  PierreMontz: Garry shouldn't have given up the a2 pawn so easily in 37.Rc2?! instead he could have played 37.g4! attacking the knight to gain tempo and when it retreats to 37...Ne7 (the only square for counterplay) then 38.Qd7 with the following line of play 38...Nxc6 39.Qxe8 Qe6 40.Qa8 Qd6+ 41.Kg1 and now only Nxd4 42.Nxd4 Qxd4 43.Bf3 f5 44.a4 fxg4 45. hxg4 f5 46.gxf5 Bxf5 47.a5 Bd3 48.Kg2 Kf7 49.Qb7+ Ke6 50.a6 Qc5 51.Qd5+! (winning, the a pawn queens). Or if 48...Qe5 49.Qd8 etc. which the end game still leaves White with a pawn and a bishop while Black has only a bishop to contend with eventually losing to a queening pawn. The whole point of this end game is to hold on to your advantages pawns and especially the queen! which he later gave to no apparent reason! Perhaps Kasparov was already tired and he did state after he visited New York again that there was a lot of paranoia that he have to put up with. Territorial psychology is vital for self confidence in chess. And where does Karpov live now?
Jul-16-10  aidanpickering: this was not a great game - it was just a blunder by kasparov in a won position
Jul-16-10  jakaiden: I just smoked some AK-47.
Jul-16-10  Eisenheim: <aidanpickering> where do you point out the blunder is?
Jul-16-10  zanshin: AK47 - Great pun - Anatoly Karpov in 47 moves.
Jul-16-10
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  whiteshark: Thanks <zanshin>, now that you have mentioned it... :D
Jul-16-10  shoaibk: A very nice pun :) - This is my first post on CG :P
Jul-16-10  zanshin: <Eisenheim: <aidanpickering> where do you point out the blunder is?>

In many ways, it's unfair to analyze a rapid game with an engine, but life is unfair ;-) Kasparov had built up a sizeable advantage up to move 36 (White to move)


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Although <36.Qc7> is playable (Rybka 4 2nd choice), <36.g4> wins the Knight (36...Nh6 37.Qe7 wins).

[+2.88] d=22 36.g4 Ne3 37.fxe3 Be4 38.Qc7 Rd7 39.Qc8 Rd6 40.Rc1 Bxf3 41.Qc2 Qxa3 42.Bxf3 Qxe3 43.Qc3 Qf4 44.Kg2 Rxd4 45.Rd1 Rc4 46.Qd2 Qe5 47.Re1 Qc5 48.Re2 Rc3 49.Qd7 Rc1 (0:10:16) 66509kN

As others have pointed out, the turning point in the game was move 43, capturing on e4 with the Queen rather than the Bishop.

Move 43 for White:


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[+0.73] d=17 43.Bxe4 Qf1 44.Nf5 Nxf5 45.h4 Nh6 46.Bf3 Qg1 47.Kh3 Qf1 48.Bg2 Qa6 49.f3 Qc8 50.Kh2 Rd1 51.Rb6 Qf5 52.Qc5 Rd2 53.Qc3 Rc2 54.Qb3 Rd2 55.Rb7 Rxd4 56.Qa2 Rd1 57.Qb3 Rd2 58.Qc3 (0:00:33) 4207kN

[-0.80] d=17 43.Qxe4 Nxe4 44.Nf5 Kf8 45.Bxe4 Qe6 46.f3 h5 47.h4 Qa6 48.Rb8 Rc8 49.Rb2 Qa7 50.Rb7 Qa2 51.Kh3 Qa6 52.Rb1 Rd8 53.Rb7 (0:00:34) 4362kN

And of course, <47.Bf3?> allowing the fork costs the game.

Jul-16-10
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  kevin86: A fine game! Karpov gets a little revenge after trapping Kasparov's queen.
Jul-16-10  tivrfoa: ok, "rapid match", that's why the blunder. xD
Jul-17-10  David2009: Kasparov vs Karpov, 2002 "AK 47" (game of the day Jul-16-2010): What a superb pun!
Jul-17-10  kurtrichards: <AK 47> Aside from this game, was/were there any game/s where A.Karpov won in exactly move 47?
Jul-17-10  Jim Bartle: Only 24: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
Jul-19-10  kurtrichards: <Jim Bartle: Only 24: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...; Thanks a lot!
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