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Vladimir Kramnik vs Garry Kasparov
Botvinnik Mem Rapid Match (2001) (rapid), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Dec-07
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27)  ·  0-1



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Oct-20-02  multin: where I can get the complete analysis of the grandmasters game?
Oct-20-02  Danilomagalhaes: Maybe at There are games of Kasparov, but you can go to a search site and go behind an analisis...
Sep-12-05  notyetagm: <Moves 28-32 are a beautiful tactical sequence by Kasparov, especially in a rapid game.> Kasparov twice responds to forks of his undefended bishops not by defending but by counterattacking, turning the forking attacker into a defender both times.
Sep-12-05  notyetagm: I really love Kasparov's defense by counterattack sequence 30 ♕b3 ♗a6! 31 ♖a4 ♗c5! 32 ♖xa6 ♕xd4. I miss this way of meeting threats all the time. <Kasparov meets the forking threats to his undefended bishops on moves 30 and 31 by attacking weaknesses that do not currently exist but that are going to exist after his opponent carries out his "threat".> The threat of 31 ♕xa3 will hang the c4-rook to 31 ... ♗x♖. Likewise the threat of 32 ♖xa6 hangs the White d4-knight to 32 ... ♗x♘ or 32 ... ♕x♘. Simply beautiful.

When I can see moves like 30 ... ♗a6! and 31 ... ♗c5! quickly I will have become a strong player.

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