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Garry Kasparov vs David Tebb
"David and Goliath" (game of the day Feb-27-2006)
Simul (1989) (exhibition), Chester ENG, May-15
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Positional Defense (E94)  ·  0-1



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Oct-31-04  WMD: Probably one of the reasons why Kasparov doesn't like to play 1900+ ELO players in simuls.

12.Nf5?! is a dubious sacrifice to keep the initiative. Tebb refuses to be intimidated and outplays Garry.

His one major slip comes after 22.Bxc6? Bxf5! 23.Rxa8 Qxa8? when 23...Bxc2 would have been killing due to 24.Rxa7 Bxb1 and the mate threat on e1 would leave him two pieces up after eg. 25.f3 Re1+ 26.Kf2 Bxc3.

Feb-27-06  THE pawn: <Chessgames> Are you running short of ideas on puns?

Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003

Feb-27-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: Here's another loss by Kasparov in a simul:Kasparov vs Wolff, 1988
Feb-27-06  backyard pawn: Oh, I see it! Black's double threat of 32..., Rxe7 and 32,... Qh3+ followed by 33,... Re1#. Two simultaneous threats during a simul.
Feb-27-06  McCool: He can beat Kasparov but not this guy Piper Matthew.
Feb-27-06  offramp: Played at Chester:

Chester. Near North Wales off the M56.

Feb-27-06  Castle In The Sky: Simuls don't count. Especially if this guy was rated over 2200, as indicated by chessgames. In most simuls gms won't play anyone rated above 1900 or 2000.
Feb-27-06  dakgootje: <Here's another loss by Kasparov in a simul:Kasparov vs Wolff, 1988> Lets call that game "David and Goliath" ;-)
Feb-27-06  buffalobill: Kasparov - David Tebb (annotations by the latter)

1.c4 I was going to try the Marshall Attack against e4, and the Benko Gambit against d4. No way was I going to defend! I forgot about the English 1...Nf6 I still hoped he'd change his mind and play d4 2.Nc3 g6 I realised I wasn't going to get a Benko
3.e4 And that rules out the Gruenfeld
3...d6 4.d4 Bg7 So we now have a King's Indian Defence, in which Kasparov is recognised as the World's leading expert. Great! 5.Be2 0-0 6.Nf3 Nbd7 I decided to avoid the fiendishly complicated main line which starts with ..Nc6. Maybe next time, Gary! 7.0-0 e5 8.Qc2 c6 9.Rd1 exd4 10.Nxd4 Re8 I'm playing all the moves black uses to combat the fianchetto system. What do you mean, white hasn't fianchettoed? He might do later! Haven't you heard of prophylactics? 11.Bf4 Qe7 12.Nf5? Aagghh... Where did that come from? 12...gxf5 13.Bxd6 Qd8 14.exf5 Ok the dust has settled. Let's evaluate the position. White has 2 pawns for the piece, an initiative, the possibility of a kingside attack. Black is cramped and underdeveloped. Not enough my friend! 14...Qb6 I had to get out of that pin
15.b4 He doesn't want to let me breathe
15...a5 Otherwise black will suffocate
16.Rab1 Qa7 Ok, it may look like black is grovelling... 17.b5 a4 but at least white's attacking on the queenside and not trying for mate 18.Bf3 Why didn't he try g4 at some point?
18...Ne5! Kasparov looked shocked by this strong move. I'm allowing him to get a rook to the back rank with check, but I'd seen it wasn't dangerous! 19.Bxe5 Rxe5 20.Rd8+ He probably thought he was winning 20...Ne8! Much better than the alternatives
21.bxc6 bxc6 22.Bxc6 Bxf5! This was the move I'd pinned my hope on. It wins. 23.Rxa8 Qxa8? My only slip. I had an easier win with ..Bxc2 24.Qxf5 Qxc6 25.Qd3 Qe6 A grandmaster criticised me for not trying to swap the queens off with ...Qg6. But I was having too much fun to do anything like that 26.Kf1 a3 27.Nd5 Re4 Now I'm ready to cut his rook off with ..Bb2 28.Qxa3 So he thought he'd better take the pawn
28...Rxc4 29.Ne7+ Kh8 30.Rb8 You can never relax against this guy 30...Qd7 31.g3 Re4 With a double threat of winning another piece and mate! He stared at the position, pulled a few faces, grunted, and held out his hand in resignation 0-1

Feb-27-06  gus inn: sounds like Tebb needed some humbleness.And though a great achievement this might reflect the classic stuff about 15 minutes fame.
Feb-27-06  DeepBlade: I think this pun has been reused...
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  kevin86: This is not that unusual of a game. When a champion plays many games at a time,his concentration can tend to wander and result in defeat. It happens in sports on many occassions.
Feb-27-06  EmperorAtahualpa: If White hadn't played 39.g3?! it would still be able to win, right?

<I think this pun has been reused...>

<DeepBlade> See <THE pawn>'s post above.

Feb-27-06  Petrocephalon: It's reasonable that Kasparov wouldn't permi anyone over 1900 in a typical simul.

But he did give smaller simuls against GMs: the Israeli and German national teams.

Feb-27-06  cuendillar: The pun was well-fitting and, at least for me, very easy to get. So what if it has been used before.

Very entertaining analysis by Tebb, too. It gave some insight in the game that Fritz just cannot give you.

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  TheAlchemist: <pwrstick> A "simul" is an abbreviation of "simultaneous exhibition", where a master plays several opponents simultaneously (all at once), walking from board to board.

A detailed description:

Feb-27-06  alexandrovm: nice tactics
Feb-27-06  Stonewaller2: Hey, <buffalobill: I had an easier win with ..Bxc2 24.Qxf5 Qxc6 25.Qd3 Qe6> assume he means 23. ... ♕c5 24. ♕xf5 etc., yes?

OK, it was a simul and Black was fairly strong. But it's not like he was in a prepared line or anything. Give the guy a little bit of credit, <gus inn>. You nail a World Champion skin on your wall sometime and see how humble it makes you.

Feb-27-06  Knight13: Seems like that stone hit Kasparov's head and he fainted and lost the game.... (Refering to the story of David and Goliath)

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