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Garry Kasparov vs Wilder Cotrina
"Hurricane Cotrina" (game of the day Jan-28-2022)
Simul (1993) (exhibition), Lima PER
Indian Game: Pyrenees Gambit (A50)  ·  0-1



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Feb-20-06  Jim Bartle: I had three friends who played in the same simul. Every single one claimed he had a better if not winning position, then blew it. Two lost, one drew. You should have heard the crying and moaning: coulda, woulda, shoulda.
Feb-25-06  menacing knights: i have never witnessed such a game in my life!
May-11-06  Chess Pusher: Hi everyone I am a new member and I am in the process of finding out what going on. So far i like what i see. Give me a few days and i will be up and running.
Jun-23-06  weisyschwarz: Funny how an oddball opening can throw off the calculations of a world champion and a strong computer program.
Jun-23-06  mack: < Hi everyone I am a new member and I am in the process of finding out what going on. So far i like what i see. Give me a few days and i will be up and running.>

Hope nobody was holding their breath.

Jan-15-09  fred lennox: the logic behind this opening is of course to weaken whites central control after 3. cxb5. this helps gives blacks knight an outpost on d5. The moves of the queen knight is interesting. 11.Bxf3 gives black better control of d5 because of Nf3-e5 if...d6 then Nd3-f4 attacking d5. Bk N on d5 undermines whites good bishop.
Feb-02-09  WhiteRook48: unusual gambit by 2...b5
Jul-08-09  ColonelFearguson: This gambit is dubious, because Black doesn't get a strong pressure on the queenside, as in the Benko Gambit, and his control of d5 and e4 squares in the opening isn't enough to compensate for a pawn loss. In both Queen's Indian and Nimzo-Indian defences Black can fight succesfully for these squares, but without investing any material. Kasparov played well and outplayed his opponent, but unnecessarily opened the kingside with 28.f5 and exchanged his important light-square bishop. I agree with Benjamin Lau's comment.
Oct-15-10  jusmail: The Kasparov - Oblitas game is here:
Kasparov vs C Oblitas, 1993
Feb-21-11  A.G. Argent: <mack><Hope nobody was holding their breath.> Exactly.
Mar-24-14  SpiritedReposte: Hurricane Cotrina
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  TheAlchemist: <SpiritedReposte> Great pun! Hopefully not too un-PC to be usable.
Mar-25-14  SpiritedReposte: Lol thanks <TheAlchemist> I admit I had that thought too.
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  perfidious: <TheAlchemist: <SpiritedReposte> Great pun! Hopefully not too un-PC to be usable.>

Why on earth would anyone take offence to this pun? I have seen much worse.

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  TheAlchemist: Because we really like to get offended nowadays, or at least pretend to be.
Sep-05-15  RandomVisitor: After a suggested improvement 12...cxd4 13.exd4:

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Rybka 4.1 x64:

1. <[-0.10] d=19 13...Nfd5> 14.Kh1 Bd6 15.Rg1 g6 16.Bg5 Qb8 17.Nxd5 Nxd5 18.h4 Nf4 19.Bxf4 Bxf4 20.a4 d5 21.h5 Qc7 22.Rae1 Rfc8 23.Ba6 Rcb8 24.Bb5

2. [0.00] d=19 13...Nbd5 14.Kh1 Nxc3 15.bxc3 Nd5 16.Qd3 Bd6 17.Rg1 Qh4 18.Rg2 Bf4 19.Bb2 Bd6 20.Qc2 Nf4 21.Rg3 f5 22.Rag1 Rf7

Jan-17-20  cameosis: name is wilder cotrina:

Jan-28-22  Brenin: A highly entertaining game. 36 Qd1, e.g. 36 ... Rg2 37 f3, would have maintained White's advantage.
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  HeMateMe: The Pyrenees gambit? Who knew?

nice to see a regular joe have their day in the sun against a superstar.

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  WannaBe: Wild(er) game. =)
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Very well, how did the Pyrenees Gambit get its name? Puzzling game, the only one in the CG database with 3...e6--and Black's only win in the DB. Surprising how much venom the move 6...Nxa6 packed because the later ...Nb4 caused a few problems. Maybe 6.e3 improves?
Jan-28-22  spingo: The crazy peruvian obviously decided to get his full money's worth at the simul.

If this is how Wilder Cotrina plays, can you imagine how <Wildest Cortina> plays?

Jan-28-22  goodevans: White's Q-side pawns are surely going to win this if only White can eliminate the immediate threats to his K. <35.Bxe5 dxe5> takes some of the heat off h2:

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Now, unless I'm missing something, Black has only two threats left: Tripling up on the g-file or doubling up on the h-file. The vulnerable squares are therefore g1 and h2.

<Brenin>'s <36.Qd1> takes care of the first whilst enabling <37.f3> to take care of the second. If it's really that simple then it's astounding that (even in a simul) the then World Champion and strongest player in the World missed this. Did he really think the cheap mate threat from <37.Qe3> would get him out of his tight spot?

Jan-28-22  goodevans: <the cheap mate threat from <37.Qe3>>

i.e. 37.Qe3 Rh4?? 38.Qxe5+, etc.

Sep-29-23  CapablancaDisciple: Garry Kasparov came to PerĂº in 1993, somewhat unexpectedly, as most invited guests would refuse due to the country's dire situation (terrorism). Fortunately, the extremely successful government of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) began defeating the communist terrorist groups in 1992, with the capture of the diabolical Shining Path's leader. Slowly but surely Peru kept on defeating terrorism and hyperinflation with the establishment of the new currency, the "Nuevo Sol" still active today. Alberto Fujimori is currently 85 years old and in prison for crimes he did not commit.

Garry Kasparov would visit Machu Picchu during his time in Peru.

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