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Garry Kasparov vs Zurab Azmaiparashvili
Crete Rapid Match (2003) (rapid), Crete GRE, rd 1, Sep-23
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1-0



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May-07-04  Bobsterman3000: 44...Kd6 looks to be the chief mistake for black here, IMO. Maybe 44...g5 would have been better.
May-07-04  acirce: Both players made mistakes in the ending, it is annotated by Garry himself at
May-07-04  Bobsterman3000: <acirce>Thanks. I am proud of myself, since I saw 44...g5 without help, and in Garry's analysis he mentions this move as one that could have secured a draw for black. A moral victory for a low-rated player like me...
May-08-04  acirce: Yeah, you should be :) I also enjoy it when my analysis is corroborated by players on this level, encouraging, even if it happens way too seldom.
May-18-04  InspiredByMorphy: I wonder how many people havent seen what a great game this is because of 1. the popular bias for Garry Kasparov. 2.Most havent heard of the Azmaiparashvili or cant pronounce his name, and therefore most likely assume hes no good. Quite the contrary as this game proves. Well not just this game. A notable game in which he wins with the philidor is Judit Polgar vs Azmaiparashvili, 2003
May-18-04  TrueFiendish: Everyone's heard of Azmai! He plays regularly on the ICC.
Jul-02-05  aw1988: Everyone has heard of Azmai after Calvia...
Dec-20-09  The Chess Express: I don't like black's 15...d5 gambit. I can't find a way to make it work.
Nov-06-10  PeterB: Why on earth did Azma allow a N trade on move 41? Even 2000-level theory advises you to keep the pieces on in a problematic K and P ending!
Nov-07-10  Shams: <PeterB> As mentioned below, black traded down into a drawn king-and-pawn ending.
Jun-29-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Kasparov vs Azmaiparashvili, 2003.
Your score: 91 (par = 86)


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