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Garry Kasparov vs Magnus Carlsen
Champions Showdown Chess 9LX (2020) (unorthodox), INT, rd 2, Sep-11
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Sep-11-20  fisayo123: First kibitz on the game between 2 of the greatest players the game has ever seen.

This encounter that took 16 years to come into fruition after Kasparov faced off against the young Carlsen in 2004. Carlsen is no youngster anymore, he's smack dab in his prime. Kasparov is a 57 year old retiree who makes the cameo appearance here and there, widely considered the greatest player of all time is up against the only player who is a serious threat to that unofficial appraisal.

Chess960 it was but Carlsen will be fuming he couldn't score in this one while Kasparov already counts this as a mini victory in the tournament. He remains (and probably will forever remain) unbeaten against the Norwegian.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: One odd bit about this game--after 10...Nc6, the position looks as if it had arisen from the Queen's Gambit Accepted.

Fischerrandom Chess has much to recommend, but my favorite chess variant sometimes goes by the name of Bronstein Chess. The game begins with only the pawns on the board and the first 8 moves must consist of placing the other pieces anywhere the players want on the first rank. Only exception: can't use the classic "old-fashioned" lineup of pieces.

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  fredthebear: Looks like a pre-arranged draw to me.

[Event "Champions Showdown Chess 9LX"]
[Site " INT"]
[Date "2020.09.11"]
[EventDate "2020.09.11"]
[Round "2.1"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[White "Garry Kasparov"]
[Black "Magnus Carlsen"]
[ECO "000"]
[WhiteElo "2812"]
[BlackElo "2863"]
[Source "TWIC"]
[PlyCount "110"]
[SetUp "1"]

1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. Nf3 e6 4. c4 a6 5. Nc3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Bd3 Ke7 10. O-O-O Nc6 11. Ng5 Rd8 12. Nge4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 Bb6 14. Bc3 f6 15. g4 Ba5 16. Bxa5 Nxa5 17. Bc2 Bc6 18. Rhg1 Nc4 19. Rxd8 Rxd8 20. g5 f5 21. Nc3 Ne5 22. f4 Nf3 23. Rg2 g6 24. Rf2 e5 25. e4 fxe4 26. Nxe4 Nd4 27. Ng3 Nxc2 28. Kxc2 Rf8 29. Ne2 Ke6 30. Kd2 Bb5 31. Rf3 Rf7 32. Re3 Bxe2 33. Rxe5+ Kd6 34. Rxe2 Rxf4 35. Ke3 Rg4 36. Rd2+ Ke6 37. Rc2 Rxg5 38. Rc7 Rb5 39. Rxh7 Rxb2 40. a4 a5 41. h4 Rb4 42. Rh6 Kf7 43. h5 gxh5 44. Rxh5 b6 45. Re5 Kf6 46. Re4 Rb3+ 47. Kd2 Kf5 48. Rh4 Ke5 49. Kc2 Rf3 50. Rh6 Rf6 51. Rxf6 Kxf6 52. Kd3 Ke5 53. Ke3 Kd6 54. Kd4 Kc6 55. Kc4 b5+ 1/2-1/2

Sep-12-20  Albion 1959: Their first game against each other in sixteen years. Surely with more rapid play contests these days, they could each other more often and give the chess-viewing public a treat ?
Sep-12-20  RookFile: Kasparov is basically retired from the game, but evidently his creative juices spurred him to play in this event.
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  fredthebear: Who guessed the key?

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