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Markus Kappe vs Garry Kasparov
Wch U17 (1977), Cagnes-sur-Mer FRA, rd 4, Sep-11
Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A00)  ·  1-0



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Feb-01-06  HardBoys: Rooks are tough.
Feb-01-06  mack: Aye, and too many rooks spoil the broth.
Oct-10-06  Tenderfoot: I definitely think White had a chance @ winning this endgame.
Oct-10-06  Confuse: <tenderfoot>


Oct-10-06  argishti: hmm white did win "Tenderfoot".
Oct-12-06  Tenderfoot: or did he!?!
Apr-15-08  Whitehat1963: Kasparov's only loss to a human opponent in an "uncommon opening."
Apr-02-17  MrJafari: A few strange game. For example, why not 30.♗xa5?
Oct-24-21  ndg2: This is tremendous game, me thinks. Whatever happened to Markus Kappe?
Oct-25-21  phantasmagorium: <ndg2> Sad to say, that obviously brilliant fellow apparently decided to end his own stay in this world in 1987.

Markus Kappe war des Schachs überdrüssig, der Mathematik – und letztlich des Lebens, aus dem er am 31. Mai 1987 freiwillig schied. Er wurde 26 Jahre alt.

„Er war zu intelligent für diese Welt.“ (Dieter Migl)

I don't understand German, but Google gives this translation:

Markuskap was tired of chess, mathematics - and ultimately the life from which he voluntarily left on May 31, 1987. He was 26 years old.

"He was too intelligent for this world." (Dieter Migl)

Oct-25-21  phantasmagorium: <MrJafari> Seems like after 31. Bxa5 Nf5 black regains the pawn (32. f4 Bc5+ and after White's king moves, the pawn at g3 is gone). Dunno if this is better or worse for Black, though.

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