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Garry Kasparov vs Viswanathan Anand
Chess Iceland Rapidplay (2000) (rapid), Reykjavik, Apr-02
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0

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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-09-09  UnicornChessman: Wow, it's hard to believe that a great player like Kasparov actually slipped and lost a pawn on move 10... For no actual compensation either.

hm...

Aug-09-09  samerd: 29.Nxf7! would have been a winner !!
(29...Kxf7 is followed by 30.Qh8 Qb4
31.Qxh7+ Kf6 32.Rf1 Qb3 33.h4 Nd4
34.Qg7+ kf5 35.Qxe7 Ne4 36.f3 Re8 37.Qc7 Qe3+ 38.Bxe3 white captured the queen and the game is 100% his). Even if black didn't capture the knight white is in the lead and wins in all cases.
Nov-08-10  camscott: <samerd: 29.Nxf7! would have been a winner !! (29...Kxf7 is followed by 30.Qh8 Qb4
31.Qxh7+ Kf6 32.Rf1 Qb3)...>

32. ...Qb3
I don't see the point of this move, just giving the Queen away to 33. b3 And how does the Knight on e8 get to 33. ...Nd4???

Your analysis needs work...Nxf7 is not a good move.

Feb-26-12  BornKing: Timed Out!!
Sep-02-12  Bezlitosci: <Wow, it's hard to believe that a great player like Kasparov actually slipped and lost a pawn on move 10... For no actual compensation either.>

I suppose that this could have been deliberate sacrifice of a pawn for positional advantages, something like Benko gambit.

May-08-15  ToTheDeath: A lot of silly kibitzing on this page.

Kasparov had clear compensation for the pawn he saced, in the form of a lead in development and good outposts for his pieces.

Garry missed the brutally strong 20.Bf4! which should win- 20...Bd6 21.Rxd6 or 20...Qb6 21.Rb1

29.Nxf7! is a strong shot, the knight cannot be taken because of 30.Qh8 with a winning attack as pointed out above. Best is 29...Bf6! 30.Ne5 Nd6 with a defensible position.

The rest of the game looks like a time scramble, typically flawed rapid game but some nice ideas anyway.

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