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Kasparov's Best Games
Compiled by notyetagm
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Brilliancy in the QGD Tarrasch, 42 ... Bxe3!!
Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Kasparov crushes Kramnik with the KID in blitz
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

27 h5!! sacrifices the queen in a high-level game
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's incredible combination beats Kramnik in rapid chess
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 36 moves, 1-0

First Brilliancy Prize Winner at the 1992 Manila Olympiad
Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Kasparov almost wins another Informant Best Game Prize
Kasparov vs Anand, 1998 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Tseshkovsky vs Kasparov, 1981 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 25 moves, 0-1

17 Be5! f6 18 Ng5! Nf5 19 Nh6+! (Kasparov) wins instantly
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Kasparov beats Anand in blitz
Kasparov vs Anand, 1999 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Kasparov puts on a clinic for Black side of Sicilian Najdorf
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 63 moves, 0-1

Kasparov show you how to defeat the Closed Sicilian
Adams vs Kasparov, 1999 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 59 moves, 0-1

This Kasparov rapid(!) game voted best in Informator by LarryC
Polgar vs Kasparov, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 45 moves, 0-1

28 Ng4!! Kasparov destroys Lautier's Sveshnikov
Kasparov vs Lautier, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 0-1

Kasparov faces Anti-Siclian, wins minature
Fedorov vs Kasparov, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Kasparov teaches Bareev about the PIN tactic
Kasparov vs Bareev, 1997 
(C11) French, 73 moves, 1-0

Gazza's thunderbolt 24 Bh3xe6+!! leaves Chucky lost at move 24!
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1998 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 35 moves, 1-0

34 Re1-e7! yet another example of Kasparov's tactical mastery
Kasparov vs Lputian, 1976 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1-0

Kasparov shows you how to defeat the Maroczy Bind
Huebner vs Kasparov, 1981 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 49 moves, 0-1

Kasparov wipes out World #3 Ljubojevic in a mere 25 moves!
Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1983 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Gazza defeats Karpov from an IQP position in just 25(!) moves
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Gazza's 40 Nf6-d7+!! mates by combining clearance, self-block
Kasparov vs Bareev, 2001 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's 22 ... Re8-e5!!, 23 ... Re5xe3+!! overwhelm opponent
T Dao vs Kasparov, 2001 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Kasparov gives up queen for R, B, and unstoppable passed g-pawn
Shirov vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's tremendous struggle with Korchnoi from 1982 Olympiad
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1982 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 36 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's 41 Ne5-d7!! one of the greatest moves played in a WC
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Kasparov shows off incredible skills at piece play, 23 Ng5-h7!!
Kasparov vs Vladimirov, 2001 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Van Wely's Najdorf demolished by Kasparov's English Attack
Kasparov vs Van Wely, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 25 moves, 1-0

Gazza's Sozin attack blows Gelfand's Najdorf off the board
Kasparov vs Gelfand, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 25 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's 36 Bc3xNf6!!, 37 Re1-d1! simplify to won pawn ending
Kasparov vs M Vukic, 1980 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Kasparov masterfully takes apart Judit Polgar's Taimanov system
Kasparov vs Polgar, 1997 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Kasparov blows Judit Polgar off board tactically with 22 Bxh6!!
Kasparov vs Polgar, 1997 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's mastery of the pin tactic brings Anand to his knees
Anand vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 0-1

Seirawan: Kramnik was simply outclassed this day.
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 57 moves, 1-0

Kasparov moves his knight five times in a row and the game ends
Kasparov vs Leko, 2001 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Kasparov does not even need to move his queen to beat Topalov!
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's petite combinaison 21 ... Ne6xd4!! wins brilliantly
Sasikiran vs Kasparov, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Kasparov miniaturizes(!) Open Spanish specialist(!) Krasenkow
Kasparov vs Krasenkow, 2002 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 24 moves, 1-0

A magical endgame by Kasparov -- Seirawan
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 0-1

Kasparov is a genius at limiting scope of his opponent’s pieces
Kasparov vs Spassky, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Kasparov keeps 3rd rank open so his rooks can attack k-,q-side
Kasparov vs Bacrot, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

A Timofeev vs Kasparov, 2004 
(B50) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Incredible attack by Gazza crushes Ivanchuk's Semi-Slav
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Csom, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 1-0

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