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Boris Gelfand vs Garry Kasparov
Linares (1990), Linares ESP, rd 1, Feb-18
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Feb-05-07  Shajmaty: Game goes wild after 21. h5! and 22. b4. High-level tactics and, then, 30...Rxf3 leads to a draw.
Feb-05-07  IMDONE4: im not sure i wouldve given 21.h5 a ! due to the almost forced drawn result. Unless it is part of opening theory in the KID I dont know about (I dont play Queen's gambit or KID) Im not sure about Kasparov's seemingly dubious kingside advance.
Feb-05-07  Shajmaty: <IMDONE4: im not sure i wouldve given 21.h5 a ! [...]> Is there any better move, then?
Feb-05-07  IMDONE4: no, but there arent any better moves in alot of situations, but they dont deserve an exclamation mark... For example, if your opponent takes your queen with his queen, and you take back, does that deserve to be called a good move?
Feb-05-07  euripides: A non-obvious move that saves a draw in a difficult position seems a reasonable candidate for an !, though it could also go on the previous move as it's a single manoeuvre.

<IM> BLack's 10...f5 is absolutely normal. I'm wondering if you meant White's K-side advance ? The g4 idea is quite popular in the King's Indian and I think it tends to make the game slightly more drawish - understandable when plaing white against Kasparov; Gelfand vs Kasparov, 1991

Feb-05-07  IMDONE4: Ooooo.... I mistakenly thought Gelfand was Black and Kasparov was white... Sorry, I mean im not sure about Gelfands kingside advance
Feb-06-07  Shajmaty: <IMDONE4: [...] Sorry, I mean im not sure about Gelfands kingside advance> A prove of g4 being so common is Black playing h5 before g5 in many variations. And yes, <euripides>, 20. g5! could deserve another exclamation mark... and that becomes obvious after 21. h5!
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  OhioChessFan: Followed a link from Linares 90 to get here. This is a spectacular draw. I can't begin to follow the tactics of g5 and h5.

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