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Garry Kasparov vs Francisco Vallejo Pons
Linares (2005), Linares ESP, rd 10, Mar-05
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Defense (D12)  ·  1-0



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Mar-05-05  crafty: 54. ♕g5+ ♕f6 55. ♕xg4 g6 56. ♕f4 ♕b6 57. ♕e5+   (eval 2.77; depth 12 ply; 100M nodes)
Mar-05-05  Backward Development: Woo-hoo! Go dancing rook go! Kasparov will now almost certainly win Linares.
Mar-05-05  sharpnova: mwahahahaha. King Kasparov reigns on. his opponents resign on
Mar-05-05  whithergoes: I do not mean to pull the carpet from underneath Kasparov, but suppose tail-lender Vallejo was replaced with Kramnik (completely unlikely of course given the need for a Spanish player at Linares). Would Kasparov be simply at +2 now? It's a good and probably correct guess.
Mar-05-05  notsodeepthought: Well, kudos to Vallejo, Kasparov had to work for this one.
Mar-05-05  ENIGMAX: Vallejo wins...wins experience.
Mar-05-05  Ulhumbrus: Vallego's main mistake was to allow Kasparov to open the game in a way which favoured white- by dxc5- after having conceded the bishop pair.
Mar-05-05  Backward Development: I still think Vallejo could have drawn after Kasparov offered Queen exchange with Qd5.
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  Gypsy: <> You may pu on some "kazachok" music to go with the rook-dance.
Mar-05-05  California812: Is the dancing rook a trade mark of kasparov?
Mar-05-05  ranchogrande: agree<ulhumbrus>
Mar-05-05  nikolaas: <California> No, it dances when there is a win (by whoever it may be).
Mar-05-05  Ezzy: This Gazza bloke will go far1! He has a bright future ahead of him!
Mar-05-05  ranchogrande: anybody here who remembers when Kaspy won Linares ,about 5 years ago.He was the only one on plus !!!! (all the others on - 1 ) .
Mar-05-05  hintza: The Dancing Rook was first seen in the live broadcast of the first game of the 2004 Kramnik-Leko match, where Kramnik won a truly brilliant game.
Mar-05-05  Dionyseus: Thanks for broadcasting this game live,
And thank you Garry for yet another tournament win.
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  cu8sfan: All right, the dancing rook! Now all I need is an Adams win to go 3-3!
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  ketchuplover: Did I miss anything? :)
Mar-05-05  radu stancu: <ketchuplover: Did I miss anything? :)> Nope. The usual Anand - Leko draw, the usual Kasparov victory (Yey!!!), and Mickey's still at it. :)
Mar-05-05  milanez: <whithergoes> kasim was kramnik's replacement(after he declined to participate) so kasparov would probably be +3 at this point..which still owns the rest of the field...
Mar-05-05  Ezzy: <Ketchuplover> No, not really. Only a masterclass of opening, middlegame, and endgame technique. A MASTERCLASS of psychology. Pure brilliance, of a near perfect calculating machine. Besides that, not much really!
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  tpstar: After 55. Qxg4 Black will be two Pons down.

Nice technique by Kasparov.

Mar-05-05  Mameluk: So when I watched Garry last two years, I had the feeling that life is over when youre 40. His results lately are fantastic again- 1,5 pts ahead of Anand- that is smashing.
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  Gypsy: < tpstar: After 55. Qxg4 Black will be two Pons down. > LOL, good Pon <tpstar>.

<Nice technique by Kasparov.> Great middlegame and transtion play. And it looked like he was playing with his food at the very end. :-)

Mar-05-05  Bobsterman3000: how long will the rook dance?
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