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Garry Kasparov vs Jan Timman
KRO Match (1985), Hilversum NED, rd 6, Dec-22
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12)  ·  1-0



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Nov-26-03  Benjamin Lau: I like the huge mobile pawn mass Garry establishes after his knight sac. It reminds me of:

Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994

Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 1995

Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999

Nov-27-03  AdrianP: The prosaic 39 Re7 is also good enough to win?
Oct-02-05  Chess Addict: So, Black resigned because the Rook is coming to g5, correct?
Oct-02-05  PhantomKnight: <AdrianP> What happens after 39...Qxe7?
Oct-03-05  AdrianP: <PhantomKnight> Mate in 4 - 39. ...Qxe7 40. Qxe7+ Kg6 (40. ...Kg8 41. Bh6 and mate on g7; 40. ...Kh8 41. Be5+ and mate on g7) 41. h5+ Kf5 (41. ...Kxh5 Qg5#) 42. Qe5+ Kg4 43 Qg5#
Jan-02-09  WhiteRook48: the rook's in the center which is probably why ♗lack resigned.
Jan-30-09  WhiteRook48: or maybe I'm missing everything
Jan-18-11  FISCHERboy: Impressive win by the legend. Another worthy sac in the center.
Jan-19-11  Sparta: How is there barely any kibitzing on this game? 18. Nd4! Is a brilliant move which opens up the center and lines for the white queen to harass black's king. I also liked how Kasparov was relentless in his king hunt and didn't take black's knight for 9 (!) moves.
Jan-30-11  swr: <CG>: The gamescore is the same as Kasparov vs Timman, 1985
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  Eggman: I'm surprised there isn't more kibitzing for this classic game. This match was Kasparov's first event as World Champion, and it was remarkable that he would put his reputation on the line by contesting a six-game match against a top contender for the throne. Kasparov led by one going into this, the final game, but had no thought of playing conservatively with the White pieces.
Jul-02-14  jientho2: @AdrianP, Don't know what game you're looking at, but in this game, White wouldn't be able to move his Q from g3 to e7 for any 40.Qe7+ in your line. ?
Jul-02-14  jientho2: The first inaccuracy seems to be 12... Nc5. Although that is still book, 12...Nd7 is better, allowing sufficient coverage of e6 via Ndc5 (and later Qf6 if necessary), without releasing pressure against g3. It does become the gambit of a pawn however if White replies 13.Be4, which is what Timman was avoiding I guess.
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  Plaskett: Gary had the idea of returning the knight with 18 d4 just 5 minutes before this game.

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