chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Bent Larsen vs Garry Kasparov
"Fifty Shades Of Garry" (game of the day Oct-31-2020)
SWIFT Tournament 2nd (1987), Brussels BEL, rd 8, Apr-20
Tarrasch Defense: Classical Variation (D34)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 23 times; par: 66 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 5 more Larsen/Kasparov games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If we are missing an important game, you can submit it (in PGN format) at our PGN Upload Utility.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-31-20  SeanAzarin: Why did Larsen continue to play after Kasparov's 37th move? The position is hopeless.
Oct-31-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <SeanAzarin: Why did Larsen continue to play after Kasparov's 37th move?> You could equally well ask, Why did he not play on after 43...f6?
Oct-31-20  Olavi: They played on in serious timetrouble, not knowing whether 40 moves had been made - well of course both knew, but Larsen continued through inertia.
Oct-31-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: a lot of players don't like the pawn advance in those positions, black playing c4 in the opening, sometimes leading to a weak center. Kasparov demonstrates how it can work, by recapturing a pawn on c4 with his Rook.
Oct-31-20  goodevans: A little surprising that Kasparov effectively offered his opponent an early draw with <11...a6>. After <12.Nxc6 bxc6> Larsen could have taken the undefended pawn with <13.Qxc6>.


click for larger view

If Larsen had accepted (and kudos to him that he didn't) then Kasparov would have had nothing better than 13...Bd7 14.Qb7 Rb8 15.Qxa6 Ra8 16.Qb7 Rb8 17.Qa6, etc..

Oct-31-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: Extremely high quality pun for a really, really interesting game! High appraisals!
Oct-31-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <good Evans> An early draw is generally not a worry against Larsen!
Oct-31-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  takchess: What no Halloween Gambit today?
Oct-31-20  morfishine: All things considered, a very ghoul game
Oct-31-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: <takchess: What no Halloween Gambit today?>

This is a surprisingly good question, and I became a little bit dumbfounded by the decision of CG, after reading your commentary. Anyway, I think they are preparing greater surprises for the community.

Oct-31-20  morfishine: How bout 50 tons of vanity

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Flying a-pawn!
from Tarrasch Defense Rules! by Eric Schiller
R8
from 1987 S.W.I.F.T. Brussels by KingG
Flying a-pawn!
from Tarrasch Defense Rules! by nakul1964
9...c4
from 59_Fixit with ..c4! - the Stockholm/Lima Syndrom by whiteshark
98_D34_Tarrasch Defense of QGD
by whiteshark
Kasparov The Killer!!
by Zhbugnoimt
QGD/Slav/Semi-Slav #2
by Zhbugnoimt
Tarrasch Defense: Classical Var (D34) 0-1 Stockfish notes
from GK Collection on the move to Fredthebear's den by fredthebear
Tarrasch Defense: Classical Var (D34) 0-1 Stockfish notes
from 1980s Babes, Booms & Busts Broke Fredthebear by fredthebear
Flying a-pawn!
from Tarrasch Defense Rules! by nakul1964
Kasparov The Killer!!
by chezstartz
Flying a-pawn!
from Tarrasch Defense Rules! by manselton
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 1
by 0ZeR0
October 31 Fifty Shades Of Garry
from Game of the Day 2020 by Phony Benoni
Kasparov The Killer!!
by wvb933
Kasparov The Killer!!
by rpn4

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC