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Garry Kasparov vs Gyula Sax
Moscow Interzonal (1982), Moscow URS, rd 1, Sep-07
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Classical Variation (D86)  ·  1-0



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Aug-30-05  Poisonpawns: Nice Tactics by Kasparov 17...Qa4!? is interesting,but Kasparov`s pieces looked intimidating and i guess Sax wanted to exchange queens.
Jun-10-08  ToTheDeath: A good attacking game- I'm not sure what White was planning after 20...Qxh4.

23.Bxf7+! is a nice shot, securing a highly advantageous endgame for White.

35...Bb1 is a blunder, allowing White to build a mating net with g4, but even after 35..bxc4 White is winning.

Feb-28-14  LivBlockade: A real tactical slugfest between moves 19 and 24 or so. This should be a game of the day - now we just need a pun...
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  tamar: Unprotected Sax...
Jul-19-19  Patzer Natmas: Game featured in "New in Chess - Tactics Training - Garry Kasparov"

Solve for white on move 22.

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  keypusher: <tamar: Unprotected Sax...>

Oh c'mon, cg has got to use that one.

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  Fusilli: <keypusher: <tamar: Unprotected Sax...>

Oh c'mon, cg has got to use that one.>

You've got to admit that, from the point of view of the game, Sax's 20...Nc4, while creative, did amount to risky behavior, as Kasparov's refutation showed.

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  perfidious: Risky behaviour, perhaps, but the refutation was far from obvious, and most elegant.
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  Fusilli: <perfidious> Absolutely.
Jul-28-20  andrea volponi: 15...c5!?-Nxh5 gxh5-Bf6 Bxf6 -Qxf6 Qd8-Qh6 f5!-Qg6 ⩲
Nov-12-20  fisayo123: 21...Nc4 ? 22. f3! 23. Bxf7! ouch

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