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Garry Kasparov vs Leonid D Zaid
Junior Tournament (1977), Leningrad URS, Feb-??
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn Variation (B97)  ·  1-0



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  offramp: Fantastically complicated, as are many Poisoned Pawn games. I like the way Kasparov's attack is spread over the entire board. Amazing game for a 14-year-old.
May-26-05  Heavy Metal Thunder: Wonderful game.
Feb-17-06  Nikita Smirnov: Behold the Gothenburg variation!
Feb-18-06  Nikita Smirnov: I mean after Qb6!
Apr-20-06  HamasHamas: A doubly impressive game for young
Garry, who has already been whipped
twice by his opponent. This is a game
of a future World Champion, for
overall brilliance and maturity
at such a young age.
Apr-20-06  kidster: Good game against the sicilian...but I wonder...what's the logic of black playing the poisoned pawn? Most of the games I see in this variation favor white
Apr-20-06  Shajmaty: <HamasHamas: This is a game
of a future World Champion, for
overall brilliance and maturity
at such a young age.>
Although young Garry missed 39. Rf7+! and let Leonid Zaid, a 2400 player at that point in time, escape with 39... Bc6+.
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  pawn to QB4: Risking a dim question: what's the win after 39. Rf7+! Kg6 which is quicker than the game?
Apr-21-06  Shajmaty: <pawn to QB4: what's the win after 39. Rf7+! Kg6 which is quicker than the game?> 40. Qa2!
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  pawn to QB4: Thanks for spelling it out. I don't see those without a computer!
Apr-23-06  Nikita Smirnov: Well in one of Garrys books he is identified as I.Zaid.
Nov-14-11  sicilianhugefun: This game illustrates how to utilize all the squares on a chessboard. Who could have done it better besides Kasparov!?
Nov-14-11  Riverbeast: Somebody got outcalculated.....
Nov-14-11  Sularus: swordplay
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  HeMateMe: 14 years old. Every bit as powerful as Fischer's "Game of the Century".
Oct-13-16  MrJafari: That was a very dynamic and riskful game. Actually Black had a chance to checkmate although he was already overwhelmed!

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