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Michael Adams vs Garry Kasparov
Linares (2002), Linares ESP, rd 12, Mar-08
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Dec-15-05  itz2000: Well played.
Dec-15-05  itz2000: 34 should be Rfd1, if ..=RxD7
35 RxD7 .. Bc6?

White has more chance to win in my opinion.

Jun-10-06  spirit: <itz2000> think of 34...Rxa4.Me thinks this is the basis of the draw...
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  plang: Adams succeeded in surprising Kasparov with the rarely used 7 Qf3; Kasparov took 25 minutes to reply. Adams thought that 22..Bxd5 would have been a better defense when after 23 b4..Nb7 24 Nxd5..Rxd5 25 Nc4..Rdh5 26 Nxb6..Nd6 with unclear prospects. Kasparov had been expecting 26 Nxe4..Rh5 with equality; instead he was unpleasantly surprised by 26 Nc4!. Adams would have posed greater problems for Kasparov with 28 a5..Rdh6 29 Nc4..Rxh2 30 Ne3..Rh1+ 31 Kf2..Rxf1+ 32 Rxf1..Bc8 33 Rd1..Ke7 34 c4 with some edge.

Adams has used 7 Qf3 three more times since this game scoring a win and two draws.

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