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Garry Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson
Reykjavik World Cup (1988), Reykjavik ISL, rd 2, Oct-04
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36)  ·  1-0



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Dec-03-03  Spitecheck: I wonder if this game happened after the other game between these two? ...Nh5 is interesting, like let's get down to business.

Andersson clearly hoped to exchange the usual problem lightsquared bishop for it's deadly counterpart on d3. Hence the move g6 intending ...Nh5-g7 and than B straight to f5 without a loss of tempo, doesn't quite get there but has white playing preventatively.

Failing that he may have hoped to delay white's f3, e4 motif, playing the ugly ..f5 may have been on the cards. He never had to, and while ..c5 can't be a bad idea (Kasparov did his utmost to prevent it the entire game, short of playing b4 :)), black merely has to threaten it for the rest of the game, not nec play it, perhaps this was premature although Kasparov was exerting a great deal of pressure with his pieces. Andersson almost did enough here for the half point, alot better than the previously kibitzed game.


Nov-04-05  Chess Addict: This game clearly demonstrates an Endgame rule: Passed pawn(s) on Queenside beats passed pawn(s) on Kingside.
Nov-04-05  aw1988: That's nonsense.
Nov-04-05  Bishops r power: black shouldn't giveup that easily
Nov-04-05  lopium: So white wins here? It seems.
Nov-04-05  hayton3: Black cannot cope with the double threat of either the e or b pawn queening and his own queenside pawns are too far back to be of consequence. Interesting how Kasparov played this game positionally (once opposite side castling was averted) against Ulf who himself was one of the better positional players of the seventies.
Apr-23-06  Tariqov: Where did you learn such endgame nonsense rule??
Apr-23-06  Tariqov: It only depends on the position <Chess Addict>
Mar-16-09  WeakSquare: Is this endgame really lost for Black?

White b and e pawns are close together so Black king can hold them.

Black also has 2 connected passed pawns so White king cannot pick them off, and they always threaten to advance, so White king cannot come to support his pawns.

I dont see a clear win. Andersson was a great endgame player. He could have given it a try.

Mar-16-09  WeakSquare: Oh yeah, White plays a6 after Black's ...axb6. And then e-pawn runs.
Mar-16-09  TheChessGuy: I've lived in the USA my entire life, but hadn't heard of the Reshevsky Variation until now. Funny how openings get different names in different countries. For example, in the USSR,the Benko Gambit was known as the "Volga Gambit," and Alekhine's Defense was called the Moscow Defense.
Mar-16-09  WeakSquare: No one calls this Reshevsky variation. I've read 3 books and a couple of reviews, and no mention of Reshevsky.
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  ToTheDeath: 22...Qxh2 looks like a safe capture. was Kasparov bluffing?
Mar-17-09  WeakSquare: <ToTheDeath> I'm not sure. White is attacking long diagonal and c6. If Black plays Qxh2 then White goes Nf3 and Ne5 and he's a few tempos up for his attack.

So 22...Qxh2 23.Nf3 Qd6 24.Ne5, attacking c6 and f7, and Black collapses. If 23...Qxg2, then Black queen is cut off from the action.

Mar-10-11  weakpawn: The win is for white is based on following variations: The race of white Q pawns and black pawns wins for white like this: 45.. h5 46. a5 h4 47. b6 ab 48. a6! h3 49. a7 h2 50. a8Q wins

45.. g4 46. kd3 white king will stop black pawns

Black Kings moves
45.. ke5 46. a5 kd5 47. b6 ab 48. a6! kc6 49. e4 h5 wins

All other wins are based on white king stops black king side pawns and white queens either a pawn or e pawn occasionally in some variations white Qb8+ wins when black king is on b7 and white pawn on a7

Oct-10-16  kamagong24: white's trump in this variation seems to be his queen side pawns

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