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Alexei Fedorov vs Garry Kasparov
Corus Group A (2001), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-14
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1



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Dec-31-06  notyetagm: What a massacre!
Dec-31-06  notyetagm: Anyone know if this game was annotated in any books or magazines? Here Kasparov plays a model Black Sicilian game showing you how to defeat these Closed Sicilian attacks.
Jun-27-07  PhilFeeley: Dennis Monokroussos analyses this game this Thursday at Chessbase:

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  fm avari viraf: It seems that White's attack was immature whereas Kasparov launched a well planned & calculated attack on White's King & Fedorov finding no safe haven for his fugitive King surrendered in disguise.
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  Bishoprick: What happens on 23. Rxf6? Looks to me like Black is busted, no?
Jun-27-07  DaveyL: Looks to me like 23. Rxf6 would be followed by 23. ...exf6 24. Qh7+ Kf8. White cannot then mate on f7 as the Ne5 defends the f7 square. The White queen can give check with 25. Qh8+ but then Black can escape with 25. ... Ke7 and I don't see how White continues, an exchange down with both knight and queen under fire.
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  ToTheDeath: You can almost sense Kasparov's indignation at being tested with such caveman tactics. The brisk and incisive way he refutes the attack reminds me of a Mike Tyson quote from the '80s: "How dare these boxers challenge me with their primitive skills!"
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  JointheArmy: More proof you can't get away with nonsense against Garry K.
Sep-15-08  you vs yourself: <"[Fedorov] quickly made it clear that he did not intend to show too much respect for the august surroundings, or for his opponent....I admit I didn't have to do anything special to score this easy victory. My opponent had played without a sound strategy and eventually reached a dead end."> Kasparov

From "How Life Imitates Chess". Haven't read the whole book yet but so far, it seems like this book has good potential.

Sep-29-09  belgradegambit: <ToTheDeath> Another applicable Tyson quote is "Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth."
Jan-04-11  jmboutiere: R.Palliser Closed Sicilian, p.188
Jan-04-11  jmboutiere: mate in 6
26.Kh4 Rg2 27.Qf8 Kf8 28.Ne6 fe 29.Rf4 Qf4 30.Na5 Nf3#
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  Domdaniel: "If what he played against me had a name it might be called the 'Kitchen Sink Attack'."

- Kasparov

(Though the pawn structure is a bit like the infamous Christmas Tree Variation ...)

Aug-11-12  Absentee: Clearly a case of PUI, or "Playing under the influence".
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  plang: 8..Rb8 had been played a number of times previously most recently in Minasian-K.Georgiev New York 1998; 8..b5 was Kasparov's improvement. If White had attempted to take advantage of the rook remaining on a8 by 9 e5 Kasparov had prepared an exchange sacrifice with 9..dxe 10 Nxe5..Nxe5 11 Bxa8..Bxh3 12 Bg2..Bxg2 13 Kxg2..Nc6 with good compensation. Kasparov recommended 11 Nbd2..a4 12 Rb1 developing White's queenside as an improvement. It was not too late for 12 Nbd2 slowing down Black on the queenside. 13 Rd1 admitting that his kingside attack was premature was White's best chance though, at this point, Black was much better. 14 fxg..hxg 15 Ng5..dxc 16 Nd2..Bxf1 17 Rxf1..Ne5 18 Bxg7..Kxg7 19 Rxf6..Rh8 would not have helped White.

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