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Jan Timman vs Garry Kasparov
Eurotel Trophy (1998) (rapid), Prague CZE, rd 2, Sep-07
Slav Defense: Alekhine Variation (D15)  ·  0-1



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Jun-30-07  builttospill: This game is great. Kasparov just suffocates Timman from the getgo.
Jun-30-07  chessamateur: Pure Aggression.
Apr-15-08  sallom89: <Pure Aggression> well said!
Nov-05-09  thebuilder05: too much aggresion
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  plang: Game 2 of the six game match which was intended to be a warm-up for the Kasparov-Shirov WC match. Kasparov won games 2 and 3 to win the match 4-2. Kasparov had never played 4..dxc prior to this game. 5 e3 allowing 5..b5 is rarely played; perhaps Timman was trying to avoid Kasparov's preparation. Kasparov was critical of 13 Na3? recommending 13 Bxc4 although he felt that, even then, Black has the advantage. Timman regarding 14..Qd5!: "A terrible disillusion. All that time I had been blind to the fact that 15 Bf3 is simply met by 15..Ne4". Sacrificing the exchange with 18 exd probably offered White's practical chances to defend. The answer to 24 Bxb2 would have been 24..dxe(Q)+ 25 Qxe1..Bb4! winning.
Apr-22-11  notyetagm: I love how this game ends:

30 ... 0-0 0-1

just like Ivanchuk's win over Kasparov in

Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995.

Nov-02-12  LovingFischer: mamma mia!very strangled game!

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