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Garry Kasparov vs Fikret Sideifzade
"Smooth Operator" (game of the day May-11-2021)
Team Tournament (1978), Baku, rd 11, Nov-??
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  0-1

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Dec-19-05  Bobak Zahmat: Unbelievable that someone could beat Kasparov like this. Bravo Sedeif-Sade.
Jun-13-06  GeauxCool: R Hartoch vs Savon, 1972
Aug-31-11  syreagle: Israfil is that the angel who blows the trumpet goes back people to life after death. But here we see it blow the trumpet to kill Kasparov. bravo israfil
Sep-16-15
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  OhioChessFan: "Smooth Operator"
Dec-13-15  ColeTrane: OhioChessFan beat me to it.....
May-11-21
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  Phony Benoni: For my fellow members of the Old Fogey Brigade,"Smooth Operator" is a song by the artist Sade.

To tell you the truth, the winner's style reminds me more of the old Marquis. But I guess he's not a Marquis name these days.

May-11-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: Unfortunately, we don't have any games for today's winner vs. somebody with a name like Queensberry to support a "Marquis Matchup" pun.
May-11-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Somehow I never thought of Kasparov when that song was on the air.

Well done by team black, who ever they were.

May-11-21
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  perfidious: <Smooth Operator> was played to death back in 1985; have always much preferred Sade's <The Sweetest Taboo>.
May-11-21  Honey Blend: Cute mating sequence after 28. ... ♕c2+ 29. ♔e3 ♕e2+! 30. ♔xd4 ♖b4+ 31. ♔c3 ♕b2#


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with the White king having taken the a1-b2-c1-d2-e3-d4-c3 dark squares avenue from move 21.

May-11-21  goodevans: I saw Sade live back in '84. Worst live act I've seen. Might as well have stuck a waxwork of her on stage and played her album over the sound system. At least if they'd done that we wouldn't have had all the bum notes.
May-11-21
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  MissScarlett: ITV Sport once did a mash-up of <Smooth Operator> with the snooker player, Steve Davis. I won't say it ruined the song for me, but the trauma lingers.
May-11-21  TheBish: One of the better puns lately.
May-11-21  Ironmanth: Interesting game! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all stay safe out there today.

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