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Lev Psakhis vs Garry Kasparov
USSR Championship (1981), Frunze URS, rd 2, Nov-??
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Gligoric System Bronstein Variation (E55)  ·  1-0



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May-09-05  Orbitkind: This one didn't work out. I was wondering towards the end whether Kasparov had sacrificed a little too much, (I didn't see the 0-1 until near the end, assuming Kasparov would win it). I can't believe how aggressive Kasparov's style is in these early games. It's almost like watching Morphy play modern players. Brilliant.
Nov-27-05  alexandrovm: I think he made a mistake down his combination, something overlooked...and try to win in a hopeless position. Rook and 3 pawns against queen and a bishop...just too much to handle.
Nov-27-05  Steppenwolf: 29...Qe3 was foolish. Kasparov simply forgot about the threats of the back rank mate. After that he was forced to give away his bishop and was left with a rook against a queen.
Dec-13-07  hnishy: After this defeat in the second round of the Soviet Championship, Kasparov went on to share the first place....with Psakhis.
Dec-13-07  aazqua: 23 Ba6 followed by the n check and trade for the rook at least leaves things at close to even material. I think Kaspy just got lost on this one.
Apr-08-08  percyblakeney: This is an example of an overly optimistic young Kasparov, aged 18. Psakhis offered draw early in the game but Kasparov tried too hard to win. He failed here but won 10 of his other 16 games in the Soviet Championship.
Apr-16-20  wordfunph: i asked GM Lev Psakhis for his greatest and memorable game and his reply..

<Hi! I played many interesting games, but most memorable is possibly Psakhis-Kasparov 1981>

thanks, GM Lev..

bravo, GM Lev Psakhis!

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