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Garry Kasparov vs Florin Gheorghiu
Moscow Interzonal (1982), Moscow URS, rd 12, Sep-22
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Kasparov Attack (E12)  ·  1-0



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  Poisonpawns: Kasparov was awsome as a youth,wow 17.Bf4!! is a very hard move to deal with over the board and Florin couldnt handle it and played Qxf4 and the attack rolls thru.I think 17...Qb7! is a little better.His control of the initiative is incredible.
Apr-23-05  weirdoid: <Poisonpawns> If 17 .. Qb7, won't it invite 18. Bxd7+ followed by 19. c4?
Apr-23-05  Pawn Ambush: 13...00.
Apr-23-05  mack: <Kasparov was awsome as a youth>

Yeah, he got terrible in his later years didn't he?

Apr-23-05  aw1988: Duh, hence the retirement.

P.S. anyone who didn't see 17. Bf4 in less than 2 seconds is rated USCF 1200 and should quit chess.

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  keypusher: I remember how astonished I was as a near beginniner seeing this game in Chess Life. I didn't understand how an attacking player could make a move like 5 a3. It was amazing to see the board just go up in flames after 14 d5!

17 Bf4! may not require a lot of calculation, but it is still a beautiful move. It took me more than 2 seconds to see it back then, even though I was a lot better than USCF 1200.

Apr-23-05  Milo: I suspect aw might be not be perfectly serious...
Apr-23-05  aw1988: Cackle.
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  keypusher: I am a MORON! I think I have taken aw1988's bait on other threads, too.
Apr-23-05  aw1988: Oh, relax. FurBall is gone.
Apr-23-05  aw1988: Maybe he was banned, hopefully.
Apr-23-05  Kingdumb: < aw1988: P.S. anyone who didn't see 17. Bf4 in less than 2 seconds is rated USCF 1200 and should quit chess.> AW, I'm sure you're kidding about this remark but just in case you're not, my daughter is probably rated around 800 but loves the game. Because she isn't that good she should give up? I believe that anything you enjoy doing you should continue doing no matter how good or bad you may be. But again, I'm sure you were kidding.
Apr-23-05  aw1988: Don't worry, I am only kidding. I of course encourage all players to partake in this wonderful game. I was merely imitating the <FurBall>.
Apr-23-05  Kingdumb: AW who is this furball? I don't see any posts by him here. Was he banned? Did he use naughty language? Or was he just plain stupid? Granted that's not a serious offense.
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  keypusher: <Or was he just plain stupid? Granted that's not a serious offense.>

If it were most of us would have been locked up long ago.

Apr-23-05  aw1988: <Kingdumb> FurBall is a nickname <tpstar> came up with for our lovable companion <FerociousBeast>, who would constantly criticize members for their lack of knowledge when they did not solve a daily puzzle. He also claims himself to be 2700 USCF, among other things. Basically, he is not wanted here, although he hasn't been seen in a while.
Apr-23-05  aw1988: He also insults women chessplayers, and top-class players in general who are very worthy. I don't know what his problem is. He is most likely some teenager who finds it funny to waste time on this and discourage others, or he might be actually mentally challenged. Whatever the case, there you have it.
Jun-19-05  maheshml: this game played at 18 yrs age by gaza
Apr-21-06  alexandrovm: what an incredible game by Garry, taking the iniciative, totally destroying QID with a beautiful positional attack...
Jul-10-06  KingG: I'm having a lot of fun playing over Kasparov's wins over the QID in the early 80's. He really played some beautiful games in this opening.
Jul-11-06  LuckyBlunder: The final position is funny to say the least :D Each one of the black pieces have been cornered in 15 moves and his game is lost. Gazza was relentless.
Oct-20-06  Sacred Knight: Great game indeed. Playing against Kasparov should be really difficult. You think you are playing well, then he comes with a tactical shot and the only thing you can think is what you can do to survive :-).
Jan-14-07  Gowe: Chessgames: According the book "Kasparov teaches chess" of 1984, the moves are in wrong order. The right order of moves are:
<4.a3 Bb7

Kasparov said about 4.a3: <"In order to make this seemingly passive move one needs a deep understanding of preventive measures in the game of chess. This unobstrusive move by the white pawns bars the black bishop from an active position on b4 and at the same time prepares the move knight to c3 where it may have a vital role to play in the struggle for the centre.">

Jan-14-07  TrueFiendish: I remember <FerociousBeast> from some years ago. Yes, a very well informed, mature, even-handed chess commentator if ever there was one. Not given to hyperbole, generous to a fault, respected by all.
Jul-25-07  thesonicvision: Kasparov discussing this game with a British GM:

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