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Garry Kasparov vs Magnus Carlsen
Reykjavik Rapid (intro) (2004) (blitz), Reykjavik ISL, rd 10, Mar-17
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queen's Knight Variation (A16)  ·  1-0



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May-05-16  RookFile: This looks like understandably nervous play from Carlsen. I'm not sure what black is supposed to do, maybe 13....Qa5 and later ...Rfc8?
Mar-24-17  brainhack: what the f happen?
Jul-16-18  PJs Studio: A nice game between the best player of all time, Kasparov (near the height of his powers) and the future best player (possibly best player ever) in Magnus Carlsen.

We are lucky to have even a couple of games between these two supermen that bridge their separate generations.

Nov-21-18  Albanius: 17..Rxa2 is still a game, W slightly better.
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  PawnSac: Gotta remember Magnus Carlsen was only 13 years old at the time of this game. Two months prior (January 04) his rating was 2484 and the month after (April) it was 2552. He was still on the climb, whereas Garry was one year from retiring, but 4 years earlier put up the highest rating ever (2856.7 March 2000). His Apr 2004 rating was 2817.

It's perfectly understandable Carlsen might have been nervous. I certainly would have been! lol. What we don't know is the clock standings. I would guess Garry was significantly ahead on time and knew well how to push hard with the advantage.

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  gezafan: If Kasparov is the best player of all time then why did he lose a match to Kramnik without winning a single game?
Dec-08-18  john barleycorn: < gezafan: If Kasparov is the best player of all time then why did he lose a match to Kramnik without winning a single game?>

Well, looks like a car accident hahaha

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