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Garry Kasparov vs Ellery Bann
Simul, 20b (2004) (exhibition), Sao Paolo BRA, Aug-21
Indian Game: London System (A48)  ·  1-0



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Nov-07-04  dac1990: should put this as their game of the day and say that Black was "Banned" from taking any space. Knowing previous puns, it wouldn't suprise me if they did.
Nov-07-04  Knezh: These games are so horribly one-sided...
Dec-09-04  NoThought: Oh please... that's me playing him and I can tell you this: we're allowed to pass only once and he blitzed thru the first tens moves on 20 boards in less than 10 minutes!!! In my game, move 8 and 9 were already critical moments. So... if you had 2 minutes to decide whether to go for a tactical line unsure if it is any good or go to a solid line which you know is not too good, which do you choose? To save face and not be the first one to resign, I chose the solid approach and hung in there. I was second to last to resign. I did not go down in a fiery ball. That's good enough for me :-)
Dec-09-04  AdrianP: Welcome to - lasting 44 moves (with black) against Kasparov is no mean feat, although I don't think you had the big guy all that worried. Did you get to chat with Garry afterwards?
Dec-10-04  NoThought: He wasn't worried because he usually takes about 5 seconds to make a move. But my 10...f5 made him think 20 seconds with the elbow on the table and the hand on his chin! My 11...d5 was weak and Fritz gave to White. Had I chosen the tactical 11...f4 followed by 12...e5, Fritz gave maintaing dynamic equilibrium. Since I paid $500 to play this game I wanted it to last. By move 16, I managed to climb back to . So far, Fritz did not give me any ?, ??, or ?!. That came at move 18...h5?! 19.Rfd1 . After a little more suffering, the blunder came as 28...Rc6? 29.Rxc6 . The game was clearly over with 40.b4 and I should have resigned there. Not once did the board position reach =. Kasparov strangled me like a boa constrictor. We did not talk after the game until he was autographing his book "My Predecessors Vol.1 (Portuguese Edition)". Got my "Test of Time" also autographed. Karpov and Anand was there too. Karpov signed my "Karpov on Karpov" book. Took a picture with Anand who was super cool but no autograph... (do you think I was gonna ask him to sign my book on the Kasparov-Anand World Championship???). Garry is a very direct person. I think his charisma comes from his smile which is sincere.
Dec-28-04  TheParadigm: <NoThought>May I ask what you are rated?
Jan-09-05  NoThought: Hard to say... last USCF was 1740s a couple years ago... IECG I am about 2100... and blitz I vary from 1500 all the way to 2000 depending on my mood and rustiness... in sum I play better with longer time controls! A simultaneous game I'd say varies between blitz and G/10 time control.
May-13-07  blondjason38: On move 39 white plays Kf2. Cant white instead play Bxc5 ,then if black takes back with bishop white takes with rook and black then takes with rook and white plays Pa8 +. No matter what square black moves the King to white wins the rook.

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