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|Sep-21-11|| ||gofer: <17 ... d4> could this have halted white's steam-rolling king-side pawns?
<17 ... e4> seems a poor choice, in hindsight.|
|Sep-21-11|| ||keypusher: I would have liked "Paths of Glory" given the march of Kasparov's kingside pawns.|
|Sep-21-11|| ||abuzic: <47...Ke8> 47...d2 was better at this point.|
<48.e6> 48.g6 leads to clear win as shown by <Domdaniel> earler.
<48...d2>? it's late now. This could be good on move ...47.
After 48.e6 black could try 48...fxe6 49.g6 hxg6 50.hxg6 <(50.h6? Kf7!) e5!:
-51.g7 Kf7 52.Rb8 Rf4+ 53.Kg3 Rxf6! 54.Rxd8+ Kxg7 55.Ng4 Rb6;
-51.f7+ Kf8 52.?....
if 52.Kf2 Rd6 53.Nf5 Rxg6 54.Rxd8+ Kxf7 55.Rxd3 Rf6 56.Rf3 Ke6 57.Ne3 Rxf3+ 58.Kxf3 Kd6...
Could white win after 48.e6 fxe6 49.g6 hxg6 50.hxg6 e5! ?
|Sep-21-11|| ||tacticalmonster: Relax guys! These are only blitz games. I doubt Kasparov has much of an edge over the board in classical time control against Maxime.|
|Sep-21-11|| ||tacticalmonster: How funny it would be if Kasparov lost this insignificant blitz match. People would say he made the right decision to retire from chess.|
|Sep-21-11|| ||50movesaheadofyou: "Blitz kills ideas." -Fischer|
|Sep-21-11|| ||JohnBoy: Beautiful game by the K. Must have been a lot of fun for MVL to play the great one - maybe like Bobby playing Botvinnik. It would have been nice if this page could have gone without <poor puny poof>'s baiting jab at his <Live Partner>.|
|Sep-21-11|| ||Domdaniel: If Garry's bodyguards are mysteriously late for work tomorrow, and he gets accidentally run over by a Russian police car, these could be his last games.|
Like Fischer with Cathy Forbes.
|Sep-21-11|| ||perfidious: <JohnBoy: ....It would have been nice if this page could have gone without <poor puny poof>'s baiting jab at his <Live Partner>.>|
Or this little rant....
|Sep-21-11|| ||Domdaniel: <perf> Did he mean *you*? You must be cut to the quick.|
It gets worse and worse. These idiots can't even construct a decent insult anymore. And it isn't because they're too *nice*.
Telling, though. Somebody who regards "pure puny poof" as a lethal blow is obviously rich, heavily muscled, and so heterosexual that babes *cling* to him, like iron filings round a magnet.
Some kinda mutant cross between Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Boy Walton, maybe? A rustic Farminator.
We better watch out.
|Sep-21-11|| ||perfidious: <Dom> See my game page, lol.|
|Sep-22-11|| ||Gogia: <Domdaniel: <Gogia> -- <Domdaniel> I doubt 48.g6 wins easier than e6.> Thank you for your analysis. I think 51.Nf5 is a bit hard move to find in a blitz game.|
|Sep-22-11|| ||Domdaniel: <Gogia> -- <. I think 51.Nf5 is a bit hard move to find in a blitz game.>|
Yep, I agree with that. Though we're talking about Garry Kasparov, so who knows?
Maybe 48.e6 was the more practical move, given that both g6 and e6 win.
|Sep-22-11|| ||Rook e2: It's hard to express exactly what I mean in a foreign language. But I think he would be less 'Godlike' in some way if he turns out to be a human when returning to nowadays competition. I might add I'm a very great admirer of Kasparov as wel as of Fischer.|
|Sep-22-11|| ||FSR: <Domdaniel> In one day, you've used <Cetaceous soixante-neuf> and <rustic Farminator> in reference to JohnBoy. I'm impressed. As you say, JB is plainly no poor puny poof himself, but rather a macho mountain of manliness.|
|Sep-23-11|| ||WiseWizard: An elegant conception Mr. Kasparov.|
|Sep-23-11|| ||maelith: Impressive brilliant game by Kasparov that shows why he is great. He is no longer active in chess , and he is no longer young(blitz favor the young one), yet he beat MVL.|
|Sep-25-11|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <tamar: <Everett> Kasparov is looking creaky physically, but can remind himself that he is the same age as Korchnoi at Baguio City 1979, where it was Karpov who wilted down the stretch.|
And he is younger than Botvinnik who beat Tal in 1961. ***>
These are interesting comparisons, but it seems to me that it is <much> tougher (and requires much more work) to compete at the top level (i.e., world #1, not merely one among a few dozen or so super-GMs) nowadays than in those eras. I think Kasparov is not willing to work that hard at chess any longer, and I also think he is not intersted in competing seriously except to become #1.
|Sep-25-11|| ||tamar: <PeligrosoPatzer> The one legend Kasparov has not surpassed is Lasker.|
"Chess Longevity" in VOL 1 of OMGP speaks of the "genuine furor" Lasker's appearance and win at Mahrisch-Ostrau 1923 caused, and I always expected Kasparov to try to emulate and surpass him.
I think the factors you cited-tougher competition, more work- are what have prevented him from coming back up to now.
|Mar-10-12|| ||Everett: Sep-21-11
member <FSR: <Blunderdome> True - forgot about Kramnik, who was the only player GK <couldn't> handle. (Well, maybe Gulko, but Gulko never got in a position to play for the championship.)>
I think it is more accurate to say that Kramnik was the only player - with significant number of games played - Kasparov didn't crush outright (besides Karpov up until Anatoly was 40 or so).
|Nov-14-13|| ||QueentakesKing: <tacticalmonster> What a way to ease Lagrave's pain!|
|Aug-15-16|| ||maelith: Beast of Baku against Lagrave(a 2800 plus player today).|
|Aug-15-16|| ||maelith: It is impressive that retired Kasparov has beaten top players of today like MVL, Nakamura, Caruana and So in a blitz game(young man's game).|
|Sep-24-16|| ||Graber7: Wouldn't 55. Rxe7 have given Black serious chances to draw since the g5 and h6 pawns would become vulnerable?|
|Sep-24-16|| ||beatgiant: <Graber7>
Interesting try, but I don't think quite enough. White has the <g6> breakthrough to create a passed h-pawn and leave Black tied up, and White probably eventually wins both Black's queenside pawns.
For example, 55...Rxe7 56. fxe7 Kxe7 57. Rb8 b5 58. Rb7+ Ke6 <59. g6> fxg6 60. Rxh7 Bg5 61. Rh8 Kf7 62. Ke4.
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I don't see any serious chance for Black to draw.
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