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Garry Kasparov vs Vladimir Litvinov
Sokolsky Memorial (1978), Minsk URS, Jan-??
Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Variation (C91)  ·  1-0



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May-19-05  sharkbenjamin: I believe that Litvinov resigns because Kasparov next plays 27 Rf5 with the threat of 28 Rh5 with 29 Qh7# as the mate threat. Litvinov two defense are 27...Rg8 and 27...f6. 27...Rg8 fails to 28 Rf7 and 27...f6 fails to 28 Rh5: Note 28...Nb8 loses the Rook on f8; 28...Rf7 loses to 29Bxf7. (Kasparov has never liked playing against the Marshall gambit.)
Nov-24-08  sfeuler: Why not 23...c4 instead of 23...Kh8?
Dec-30-09  reisena23: The next move is

27 Bxf7

and if 24 ... c4; 25 Rxf6

Apr-16-12  MarkFinan: I just played this game on the guess the move feature and nailed the last 6 moves exactly.. I really didn't think that 23.Rd6 was the correct move, but i went for it because i would have gone for it in any game of mine, even with the constant threat of ..c4 trapping the Bishop and losing the a pawn.. Nice little game, but black should surely have played on, i couldn't see a forced mate, or heavy material loss!
Nov-04-18  MrJafari: Maybe Black still can find some defenses.
Thank you sharkbenjamin I think black can defend by hi Knight...

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