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Leonid D Zaid vs Garry Kasparov
URS-chT U20 (1977), Moscow URS, rd 1
Benoni Defense: Classical Variation. Argentine Counterattack (A75)  ·  1-0



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Feb-16-06  goragoragora: Gazz is whipped here. He's losing
his bishop. This is actually a
great game by Zaid. Both sides showed
a pretty good understanding of
the opening.
Jan-23-07  ianD: Great game!

Lots of tactics.

Jan-23-07  ToTheDeath: For every nice victory for Black in ultra sharp variations, there are usually twice as many games like this where Black gets pounded.
May-14-08  Whitehat1963: Weekend puzzle after 24...dxe5.
May-01-10  rwbean: Kasparov wrote about the position after move 45:

I telephoned my mentor, the former world champion Mikhail Botvinnik, for some advice. "Garry, just tell me one thing, is your bishop protected by a pawn?" The answer was no. "Then you are lost." -- "Kasparov against the World", p.71

May-24-11  ColdSong: Zaid's way to handle the whole opening makes the best impression.
Oct-16-18  MrJafari: <rwbean> I'm so puzzled... How the players could phone their mentors while formal competitions???
Oct-16-18  faulty: adjournment, my dear, adjournment...
you could go to the library as many times as you liked to read the theory on your endgame :)
Oct-24-18  MrJafari: Any official document of rules about that?!
Mar-22-22  rwbean: Reviewing, move 48: 48... ♗b8 +0.04 ... looks like a draw. Does that mean Botvinnik's advice was wrong? :-D

However, 44. ♖b5 maintained a big White advantage.

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