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Garry Kasparov vs Viswanathan Anand
Linares (1992), Linares ESP, rd 4, Feb-27
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation (C18)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-04-03  bunti: Kasparov introduced this gambit line in the french winawer in this game and gave away the d5 pawn and after white recaptured knight with Qxf3 Anand threw away a winning position with b7-b6. In order to maintain his edge he should have played Qd4
Jul-09-07  Hesam7: Kasparov missed a win here. After 29. Qg8! Qc7 30. f4 Qxc4 31. Bg5:

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Black seems lost as he has to lose the exchange.

Jul-13-09  newzild: I'm not so sure, Hesam7. Black has two options worth exploring:

32...d4, when the passed pawn give counterplay.

32...Ne2, when 33.Bxe7 Qxf4+ 34.Kh3 yields an initiative for black.

Jul-13-09  kurtrichards: How many times did Anand use the French Defense as a reply to white's 1.e4? Very seldom I think.
Aug-15-17  Howard: In Informant 54, Kasparov analyzes 26.Qf6!?, concluding it leads to an unclear position...

...but, then in his book of his best games from 1985-93, he states that actually it would have won.

Aug-16-17  Howard: Just looked it up again in both of those books last night..

Kasparov gives 26.Qh7! an exclamation point in the Informant..

..but then in his 1985-93 book he gives that move as 26.Qh7!? He then states that either 26.Qf6 or Qg7 would have led to "a forced win".

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