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Jan Timman vs Garry Kasparov
"Smashing the Center" (game of the day Sep-02-2018)
Reykjavik World Cup (1988), Reykjavik ISL, rd 14, Oct-20
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch. Closed Variation 7…c6 (E88)  ·  0-1



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Oct-12-05  notyetagm: 32 ... ♘d1+!, <discovered interference>, winning the exchange.
Oct-12-05  notyetagm: <A discovered attack is like making two moves at once.> This is the reason for the lethality of discoveries. When Kasparov played the discovered interference 32 ... ♘d1+!, it was like he played 32 ... ♖a8-c8 and 32 ... ♘b2-d1+ <simultaneously>.

It's like Garry waved a magic wand and said "For my 32nd move I will now make two moves in a row. For the first part of my move, I will play 32 ... ♖a8-c8, moving my rook to an open line and making the White c1-knight loose. And for the second part of my move, I will play 32 ... ♘b2-d1+, exploiting by interference the looseness that was created in the first part of my move".

Dec-04-05  TopaLove: The move I most liked in this game was 40 ... ♖c2+. It made possible for Black to promote his pawn first than White cause of the threat ♖b2+. Nice endgame!
Jan-16-06  crepo: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 e5 7. d5 c6 8. Bd3 b5 9. cxb5 cxd5 10. exd5 e4 11. fxe4 and now where are the compensation for black ?! please someone help me

Jun-23-07  notyetagm: It's like Garry waved a magic wand and said

<"For my 32nd move I will now make two moves in a row. For the first part of my move, I will play 32 ... Ra8-c8, moving my rook to an open line and making the White c1-knight loose. And for the second part of my move, I will play 32 ... Nb2-d1+, exploiting by interference the looseness that was created in the first part of my move">.

Jun-23-07  sanyas: You said that already.
Jun-23-07  notyetagm: <sanyas: You said that already.>

I know. But I was reading Stohl's book last night and saw that tactical idea again and was going to do the writeup that I forgot I had already done. So that repeat was just a little note to myself. You do not often see the <DISCOVERED INTERFERENCE> tactic.

Jun-26-07  sanyas: Also note that if 33.♔e2 then 33...♖xc1 defends the knight
Apr-27-08  compuserve: Hey Garry,whats your move if 11.fxe4?
Anybody? tnx much...
Apr-28-08  KarAkter: You are right.11.fe4! is much better.11... Ng4 12.Qd2 and now Bc3,Ne3 or f5(from my own database).Anyway,white rules
Apr-28-08  KarAkter: But 11.Ne4 is also ok
Apr-29-08  compuserve: Thnx much Karakter...
Feb-13-12  screwdriver: I'd have liked to see the game played out further.
Nov-09-13  Swedish Logician: The black variation, with 8. _ b5 was introduced by Timman in his game with Spassky, IBM 1973. Spassy refused the pawn sac. The seond sacrifice 10. _ e4 Timman gave already in his comments to the game Timman-Balashov, Sochi 1973, published in Learn from the Grandmasters (ed. Keene), Batsford 1975. It is ironic that a decade and half later he should come to lose playing white against that very sacrifice ...
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: If you wonder why not 11.fxe4, the game N Sabbag vs C de Holanda, 1992 might show why it's quite risky OTB.
Sep-02-18  cunctatorg: Why not 32. Nxb3 (or even 32. ab) instead of 32. Rxb3 which permits the lethal 32. Nd1+! ?
Sep-02-18  wordfunph: <cunctatorg>

1) -2.70 (22 ply) 32.Rxb3 Nd1+ 33.Rxd1 Rxd1 34.Nd3 Rd2+ 35.Ke3 Rxa2 36.g3 Re8+ 37.Kd4 g5

2) -3.78 (21 ply) 32.Nxb3 Nxb1 33.Rxb1 Rc2+ 34.Kg3 Rxa2 35.h4 g5 36.hxg5 hxg5

Sep-02-18  belgradegambit: Lately "puns" have been unimaginative or low quality. I wonder if they are still looking at user submissions or just making them up.
Sep-02-18  RookFile: I think you should start by being thankful this website is even still around.
Sep-02-18  belgradegambit: I am quite thankful for Sargon and others getting the site running again.
Sep-02-18  Ron: After 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 e5 7. d5 c6 8. Bd3, 8. .... b5 is the move made by Stockfish 9.

However, instead of 9. cxb5, Stockfish 9's choice is Nge2

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