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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
Siemens Giants (1999) (rapid), Frankfurt GER, rd 10, Jul-02
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)  ·  1-0

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Dec-20-10  hellopolgar: Nice win. Typical Garry game.
Dec-20-10  FISCHERboy: Positional win? Kasparov saw the power of a and b pawns early so he chased black's queen to get rid of the opposition. Nice!
Dec-21-10  acme: I'm guessing the ending is 43. ...Bd5 44. Bxd5 Nxd5 45. Ba5
Aug-26-11  DrMAL: Classical Nimzo battle played along standard lines, where Kasparov chose 8.e3 instead of 8.f3 about as likely. After 9.f3 Karpov's choice of 9...h6 (instead of 9...Nbd7) was uncommon, but with 10.Bh4 Nbd7 11.Nh3 it transposed into a main line anyway. Here, 11...c5 was also known (along with 11...Rc8)a correspondence game tried 11...e5 that year (with later success as well each time), this move evaluates as strongest by Houdini. In any event, either way it is an equal game.

Kasparov's 12.Be2 (instead of simply 12.dxc5) was a novelty then, it shows up twice since in the CG database correspondence games both resulting in draws. 12...Rc8 has since been tried, with good results for black. This and 12...d5 played seem strongest. In the correspondence game that year 13...Ne4 was tried (a draw resulted).

With the plans chosen Karpov was faced with either 19...e5 to give white a passed pawn (best anyway), or either 19...exd5 or 19...Nxd5 with hanging pawns. After 21.Bd1 white has a clear positional advantage. 23.b3! (or 23.a4!) was strong, white got a passed pawn anyway (better since protected).

27...c4?! right away was weak, better was to take care of pieces position via 27...Nf6 or 27...Rb8 (either rook but one on c-file blocked by bishop probably best). Kasparov responded with 28.e4! very strong move. After 31.Rc2! another very strong move, Karpov blundered with 31...Ng6? losing since 32...Bd5 was only an artificial threat easily countered by 33.Bg4 (or 33.Rc7). Beautiful combination of positional and tactical play by Kasparov!

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