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Garry Kasparov vs Roman Akopov
URS (1978), rd 4
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Modern Variation (B83)  ·  1-0



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Apr-20-06  HamasHamas: 17 Has Black really equalized?
He's way behind in development.

17...Qc6? Misplacing the queen.
Better is 17...Qe7! If 18 Nd5 then,
you just take, and develop. If the
pawn recaptures, you just temporarily block with the queen, if you're afraid of d6. Yet even better is not to be afraid of d6?, since
the pawn is weaker there, should be
encouraged to go there, where it's
easily blockaded and rounded up.

18 The prelude to a dangerous sac, yet Black already has serious development problems as well.

19 ?!

21...Red8 22 Rd3+ Kf8 23 Rg7 Qe7?
24 Rg8+!
So it wasn't a case of the wrong rook.

23...Re7? Losing. Instead, 23...Qe7!
severely tests the soundness of
White's sac, after 24 Qxe5 Qh4!
(with ...Qh6! then coming up), or
24 Qh6! Qb4!
White will get ONE pawn for his
exchange after 25 Rxh7+ (since his
b2-pawn is dropping). He lacks a
clear knockout blow.

Apr-20-06  goldenbear: White's position looks far better after 17.Kh1 to me. Qe7 looks prudent, but Kasparov's pieces always fulfill a purpose and so I find White's position pretty intimidating.
Apr-20-06  nolanryan: 25 Nd5! is one of those moves that is so natural to Garry, but not yet to me. A move I'd make only out of lack of other ideas.

The point is easy to see in hindsight ...Bxd5 26 exd5 Rxd5 27 Rh8+ Kd7 the king is in the line of fire with 28 Bg4+.

May-02-06  GarryBonaparte: 23...Qe7 24 Qh6 Qb4 25 Rxh7+ Ke7
26 Qc1 does retain the requisite
two pawns for the exchange, after
your missing of this backward
diagonal move, Hamas.

However, I agree that 23...Qe7 is
the correct test of White's concept,
and favors Black's extra exchange.
I appreciate the input.

- G.

May-03-06  Cyphelium: <HamasHamas & Garry Bonaparte> After 23.- ♕e7? 24. ♕h6 ♕b4, it's mate in three (at most) after 25. ♕g5.
Nov-03-18  MrJafari: A definitive final move by Kasparov and then after exchanges as I see he just can win by playing g and h pawns...

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