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Garry Kasparov vs Viswanathan Anand
Linares (1998), Linares ESP, rd 3, Feb-24
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation. Modern Main Line (B17)  ·  1-0



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Jul-28-05  watchchess79: Can anybody explain me the winning line here??
Jul-28-05  A.Alekhine: Probably 36.Ne5 Rc6 37.Rxf6 Qg5 38 Qxe6! or 36. Ne5 Qc3(intending to check by Qe1+) 37.Nxc6 Qe1+ 38.Kb2 bxc6 Qa5!.I can go on and on about all the variations on the board but for now,I hope that I have explained the winning lines to u <watchchess79>
Jul-28-05  Hesam7: <watchchess79> I am not sure but how do you deal with the threat Qxe6 ?

By the way this game is Anand's only loss in this tournament, which he eventually won. It was also Kasparov's only win in this tournament. He became third after Anand and Shirov.

May-10-06  notyetagm: <Hesam7: ... It was also Kasparov's only win in this tournament. He became third after Anand and Shirov.>

Kasparov went an undefeated but disappointing +1 =9 -0 at Linares 1998. But his one win was this magnificent victory over Anand, a win so brilliant that it finished second in the Chess Informant Best Game Prize voting.

Sep-22-08  VaselineTopLove: All of Anand's Caro Kann games against Kasparov have been losses...I guess he began experimenting with the Caro Kann after his match with Karpov.
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  plang: Played in the third round. Anand had defeated Shirov in the first round with the Caro Kann. 11..Rg8 was new; Anand played the standard 11..Kf8 three rounds later in a draw with Topalov. Kasparov had previously won a nice game against 11..g5?! versus Kamsky at Linares 1993. Kasparov avoided the unclear complications after 12 Bxh6!?..Nf6 13 Qg5. Kasparov felt that Anand should have taken the offered pawn with 16..Bxc4 17 Bxc4..Bxb2 as Black would had more piece activity in this line. The key error according to Kasparov was 19 Rge8?. This was the last opportunity for Black to take advantage of White delaying Kb1; after 18..Bf6 19 Bf4..Bg5! 20 Bxg5..hxg 21 Qe3..Nb6 Black is in no danger. Anand's 19..g5 intended to meet 20 Qe3? with 20..Bf4! 21 Qxa7..Bxc4 when White's back rank is weak. After Kasparov's 20 h4!, however, Black's kingside was shattered. 20..gxh 21 Qe3..Kb8 would probably have been a better defense. 22 Bf5! and 25 a4! were pretty moves increasing the positional pressure. Pawn grabbing with 26 Qxh6? would have been punished by 26..Rh8 27 Rxd8+..Qxd8 and the White queen is trapped. Kasparov's patience at the end in not prematurely grabbing material was remarkable. Anand lost on time but after 35..Qg5 36 Qxg5..hxg 37 Nf6 the h-pawn wins.
After this mediocre tournament result Kaparov did not play in another round robin until Wijk-Aan-Zee 1999 when he started a remarkable run of dominating first place finishes.
Oct-27-11  serenpidity.ejd: This game is entitled: Anand:" WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY CARO."
Oct-27-11  serenpidity.ejd: In 1993, Anand tried the Caro once more but lost again to Kas. In their 1995 duel Anand never dared to use it. Clap!Clap!Clap! To all woodpushers never use the Caro.
Jul-30-15  tivrfoa: if black takes 22. ... Bxf5, then how can white regain the piece?
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  beatgiant: <tivrfoa> White has Nd6+.
Jul-30-15  tivrfoa: <beatgiant: <tivrfoa> White has Nd6+.> Thank you. =)

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