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Mikhail Tal vs Garry Kasparov
SWIFT Blitz (1987) (blitz), Brussels BEL, rd 11, Apr-26
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation (B84)  ·  1/2-1/2



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May-17-05  quovadis: i believe here in move 58.... Kh3 Black(Kasparov) missed a win , he should have played 58.... e2 winning .
May-17-05  aw1988: Looks like it, indeed... I wonder what Kasparov was afraid of?
May-17-05  fgh: 58. ... e2 is winning for back. Probably Kasparov was in time trouble.
Dec-22-06  lopezexchange: 40.Bd8,Ra7; 41.Rf2,Kg8; 42.Kg3,d5; 43.Kg4,Bd6; 44.h4,Bc5; 45.Rf1,Bd6; 46.b3,Rb7; 47.Rf3,e4; 48.Rf5,e3; 49.Kf3,d4; 50.Ke2 would have won for White. The line is virtually forced.

Black also missed a quicker win: 45...Rxh4+; 46.Kg2,Rc4; would have ended it immediately.

As for the immense blunder at move 58 it is inexplicable. Anyone knows of any statement by Kasparov about it?

Feb-14-09  KingG: <As for the immense blunder at move 58 it is inexplicable. Anyone knows of any statement by Kasparov about it?> It was a blitz game.

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