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Garry Kasparov vs Tamaz Giorgadze
47th USSR Championship (1979), Minsk URS, rd 1, Nov-29
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1-0



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Nov-28-07  onemorechessplayer: This game is annotated at Kaspy's book "The taste of time".
Nov-28-07  Shams: 40.Qxe7 Rxe7 41.Rc7 is the obvious finish
May-09-08  component: That's "The TEST of Time", Jack.
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  ToTheDeath: 15.Nb1!- a seemingly Byzantine retreat, yet Rybka finds it instantly. The idea is Nc3, b4 etc. with a q-side offensive.

Kasparov recommends 15..cxd5 16.cxd5 b5! to get counterplay, and condemns 16...c5? as a strategic blunder. The exchange of light square bishops after Ba4 is much in White's favor. Georgadze was seeking a draw and tried to keep passively 'solid'- a big mistake against Garry.

What follows is systematic strangulation and encroachment on Black's cramped position. 26...Ng4 is almost forced in light of the threat of Ne3-f5.

By move 30 it's too late for 30...b5!? 31.axb6 Bxb6 32.c5! dxc5 33.Bxc5 Bxc5 34.Nxc5

Black lost on time, but in the final position 40.Qxe7 Rxe7 41.Rc7 f5 42.Bc5! is murderous.

Aug-04-09  BISHOP TAL: And not just the test of time in learn chess with gary kasparov he says this is espesially memorable as my 1st victory in a purely positional style over a stong opponant in high level competitions.He says he avoided 4 d4 ed Kxd4 cuase it was well studied by his opponent.
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  GrahamClayton: Black is has a very passive position after 14...♗d7. Kasparov suggested 11...♗g4 12.h3 ♗h5 13.♘f1 ♘h7 with the plan of exchanging pieces on g5 would be better.

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