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Garry Kasparov vs Ye Jiangchuan
Bled Olympiad (2002), Bled SLO, rd 10, Nov-05
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation English Attack (B48)  ·  1-0



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  Sneaky: hot off the presses...
Nov-06-02  refutor: powerful win by kasparov...
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  Gypsy: White position in this endgame is much less ovewhelming that it seems at first glance: A Soltis notes in one of his books that <50.c4?> dropped the White win (50.b4! wins, whereas 50.Re4 also looks good only superficially) while <52...Ke5?> restored it back.

After <50.c4? Ke6 51.c5 Kd5 42.Ra6> Soltis' drawing variation goes 42...Kxc5! 43.Rxg6 f3 44.Rf6 Kd4 45.a4 Ke3 46.a5 Rh1 47.b4 Rxh4! 48.Kb3 f2! =, as 49...Rf4! threatens to win for Black.

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  beatgiant: What if White tries to gain a tempo over Soltis' line with 52...Kxc5 <53. Rf6>.

If Black then follows the Soltis line, the extra tempo is decisive, as in 52...Kxc5 53. Rf6 f3 54. a4 Kd4 55. a5 Ke3 56. a6 Rh1 56. a7.

Or if 52...Kxc5 53. Rf6 Rf3, now White can shift gears with 54. Rxg6! which again looks like a win to me.

Oct-20-07  timhortons: according to soltis 50.c4?? "yet, he blundered.the general rule is to push the passed pawn that is farthest away from the defender.since whites rook is in the way of his a pawn,the pawn to push was b pawn 50.b4! which would have won quikly ...ke6 51.b5...f3 52.Rf4...Kd6 53.a4.............chessmaster 10th k at depth 12/14 gives the line of 50.b4..ke6 51.b5..f3 3.Rf4..Kd5? 4.a4 though these engine is rated on a lesser degree than his contemporary but on kasparov bad day it could blow away kaspy
Oct-20-07  timhortons: soltis 52....Ke5?? but, he blundered too....after 52....Ke5?? whites king was able to sheperd the queenside pawns
Jun-09-09  WhiteRook48: What?? four pawns take down a rook???
Jan-28-11  wordfunph: game's toppings..

Arbiter Geurt Gijssen warned Kasparov about using his finger to count the number of moves before his pawns could be promoted. Kasparov shot back, fixing Gijssen with a stern look, but he later relented and focused on the board and later won the game.

Jan-28-11  Shams: <wordfunph> Regardless of what you mean by 'counting with his fingers' I have a hard time believing that story.
Feb-02-11  Whitehat1963: Love finding unheralded masterpieces like this one! Deserves GOTD status someday.
Aug-22-17  Everett: looks like Karpov was playing White in the middle-game. Lots of use of the back rank.

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