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Zurab Azmaiparashvili vs Garry Kasparov
Rapid Match (2003) (rapid), Crete GRE, rd 2, Sep-23
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11)  ·  0-1

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Oct-03-03  Ghengis Pawn II: 17. Ne4 against a 2700 rated player in rapid match! Imagine the genius of Kasparovs intuition!
Mar-28-04  Bobsterman3000: I don't care what anyone says, Kasparov is still two levels above the rest of the Super-GM's out there, plus he actually plays exciting chess, unlike Vladimir Bore-nik.

This game is proof -- he just toyed with a 2700 in a rapid match and won with ease...

Nov-02-04
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  vonKrolock: <17...Ne4>: a straight punch still in the first round - heavy weight champ Kasparov hits his opponent's face whithout previous jabs...

<23. a3> Whith both eyes swollen, White still dodges from a left's straight 23...Qe4 ...

<23...Bc7> ... but get this nice right's uppercut

<25...Rdb2> and White throws in the towell...

Oct-12-08  ToTheDeath: The critical line was 11.Qa4+! Ke7 (11...Nbd7 12.Nb5 followed by Nxd6+ and Bb4 ) 12.Nb5 axb5 13.Qxa8 Ne4! with unclear play- 14.Rc1?? loses to 14...Qxc1+!
May-03-21  Gaito:


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WHITE TO MOVE

In this interesting position White played 12.Na4?! and got nothing.

Deserving attention was the alternative 12.Bxa6!, for example:

I) 12...bxa6 13.Qa4 Bxe5 14.dxe5 Nd7 15.Nb5! Qxe5 16.Qa3 =/∞. (Diagram)


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II) 12...Rxa6? 13.Nb5 Qb8 14.Nxd6+ Qxd6 15.Qxb7 Rxa2 16..Nxc6 and White has a huge positional advantage (Diagram)


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May-03-21  Gaito:


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WHITE TO MOVE

White played 16.Bxg6? (⌓ 16.Qb3 Δ Qc2) whereupon Black replied with 16...fxg6!, a cunning move that prevents White from castling right away. In case of 17.O-O??, then Black wins outright with 17...Bxh2+! 18.Kxh2 Ng4+ 19.Kh3 Nxf2+ 20.Rxf2 Rxf2 21.Be1 Rf5 (Δ...Rh5+) 22.g4 Rf3+ 23.Bg3 Raf8 24.Qxc6 Qf6 (Δ...Rxg3+) 25.Qd6 h5 with a quick mate in sight (Diagram)


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May-03-21  Gaito:


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BLACK TO MOVE

Kasparov played here 22...Rb8 which is a very logical move, bringing the last of his fighting units into the attack. However, the engine (SF13) tells us that 22...e5! would have been worthy of consideration, e.g. 23.dxe5 Qe4+ 24.Kc3 Qc4 mate; or else 23.Rcd1 Qe4+ 24.Kc3 exd4+ 25.exd4 Rf3+ and mate follows in a couple of moves more.

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