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Garry Kasparov vs Mikhael Mchedlishvili
Bled Olympiad (2002), Bled SLO, rd 4, Oct-29
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Ivanov Variation (B63)  ·  1-0

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Oct-31-02
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  Sneaky: Garry's Na4-b6-c4-a5 manuveur strikes me as almost comical.
Nov-01-02
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  AgentRgent: Why couldn't Black have played 22...Bxc7 23. Bxc7 0-0?
Nov-01-02
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  Sneaky: In that line, I would think Kd7 would be better than O-O; the endgame is at hand and a centralized king is a must. But in any case, that plan loses material... the bishop pair is worth more than a rook, especially when Kasparov wields that bishop pair.
Nov-04-02
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  AgentRgent: 22...Bxe5 loses material anyway after 23. Rxc6. I think keeping the cpawn and activating the rooks would be better than what was played. As for 0-0 vs Kd7 the pawn center is set to open and the King would be out of the way of the rooks in the center and queenside. But black is probably already lost.
Nov-09-02  drukenknight: I like Agent's idea, what if he does it: 22...Bxc7 23. Bxc7 Rc8 24 Ba5 (say for example) d4

so that now at least he has an attack going against the K to compensate for his material deficit.

I agree that it seems that something has gone wrong prior to this. What about 16...b5 isn't this more efficient that convering the b pawn with the B?

Nov-09-02  drukenknight: so that if 17 a4 then...d4

the way black played it, w/ 16....d4 he still creates the very same 2 pieces for the R deal (with 17...BxR) that comes up six moves later on move 22. If black is doomed to lose material anyway, then perhaps 17....BxR would be better to get it over with 18 Nxb4 Nd7 and hope to use the q side pawns to attack the K in order to compensate for the material deficit.

Jun-09-20
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  plang: Maybe Black didn't expect Kasparov to allow the endgame with 8 0-0-0. This endgame, which had only been played a few times previous to this game, achieved some popularity after this game. 12 Na4 was anew move; 12 Bc4 had been played in a few previous games. Perhaps Black should have tried 12..Bxa4 as he ended up yielding the two bishops under worse circumstances a few moves later. Black was clearly worse after 16..d5?; better would have been 16..Kd7 18 Nxc6..Kxc6 18 Rb3 with a small White edge.

Kasparov playing in the style of Smyslov?!...in any event...impressive.

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