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Viswanathan Anand vs Garry Kasparov
Chess Classics Giants (1998) (rapid), Frankfurt, rd 2, Jun-17
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack Anti-English (B90)  ·  1-0

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Sep-28-04  sergeidave: huh?? where the losing line? is the game over for Kasparov yet??
Feb-17-05  watchchess79: can any one explain the losing line for kaspa from here?
Feb-17-05  chesscookie: Basically, black is in Zugzwang. Any move he makes will only weaken his position. For example, any of those 3 pawns, if moved, would further expose the king to the attack posed by the rook and queen on the file. Plus, white's bishop is far superior to black's blockaded bishops.

If e6xf5, then Nd5!

Black pretty much resigned in a far worse position.

Jun-02-05  amitka10: morgan is gay
Jun-02-05  your brilliance: Perhaps kasparov lost on time. I don't see a clear win for white.
Jun-02-05
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  WannaBe: Don't know how these 2 guys see it...

39. ... exf5
40. Nd5 fxe4
41. Qxe4 Bc6
42. Bf4 Qa6
43. Re2 Qb7
44. Bxd6 Rd8
45. Bxe7 Bxd5
46. Qg6 Be4+
47. Rxe4 Rxd1+
48. Kc2 Qc6+
49. Kxd1 Qd5+
50. Kc2 Kd7
51. Re3 Kc7
52. Rd3 Qe6
53. Bd6+ Kb7
54. Qg2+ Kb6
55. Qa8 Rg7
56. a4 bxa4
57. Bc5+ Kc7
58. Qa7+ Kc8
59. Qxg7 axb3+
60. Kd2 b2
61. Qh8+ Kb7
62. Qh1+ Kc7
63. Ba7 f5
64. Qh2+ Kc6
65. Qg2+ Kc7
66. Qg7+ Kc6
67. Qc3+ Kb7
68. Qxb2+ Kxa7
69. Ra3+ Qa6
70. Qd4+ Kb8
71. Rxa6 Kc8
72. Rc6+ Kb7
73. Qb6+ Ka8
74. Rc8#

Apr-03-06  alphastrike20: anand's last kaspy win
Jul-12-06
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  suenteus po 147: <anand's last kasy win> Was this played at a standard time control or was it rapid?
Jul-12-06  you vs yourself: <Suenteus po 147> Rapid.
Jul-12-06
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  suenteus po 147: <you vs yourself> That's what I thought. I recall reading somewhere that Anand's last standard time control win against Kasparov was 11 years ago during the ninth round of the '95 PCA world championship.
Jul-12-06  you vs yourself: Hard to believe it's 11 years ago. Kasparov pretty much owned most of the top players(Anand, Topalov, Shirov, Adams etc.) except Kramnik.
Jul-12-06
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  suenteus po 147: <you vs yourself> It explains why so many believe Kasparov would remain number one if he came back this very day. Very, very few chess players ever dominated the elite as Kasparov did.

However, Anand is pretty sharp stuff himself. I can't seem to find many players who have a plus score against Anand, except Kasparov, of course.

Aug-06-06  Helios727: Chessmaster gives:
39... exf5 40. Nd5 fxe4 41. Qxe4 Bc6 42. Bf4 f5 43. Qe6 Bxd5 44. Rxd5 Qa6 45. Rd2 b4 46. Bh6 Qc8 47. Qg6 Qa6 48. Qg8+ Kd7 49. Qxf7 Re8 50. Rc2 Qc6 51. Qxf5+ Kc7 52. Qa5+ Kd7 53. Qa7+ Kd8 54. Rxc6 d5 55. Qc7#
Jul-06-07  PAWNTOEFOUR: after 24 minutes,shredder found 39...e5 and gives the following line...40.Re2 Rc8 41.Bh6 Kd8 and evaluates this position at +1.75
May-12-09  shahjinan: < suenteus po 147: <you vs yourself> It explains why so many believe Kasparov would remain number one if he came back this very day. Very, very few chess players ever dominated the elite as Kasparov did.

However, Anand is pretty sharp stuff himself. I can't seem to find many players who have a plus score against Anand, except Kasparov, of course.>

todays world is different than before....
you can find more players above 2700 rating today....

Kasparov never wanted to loose his rating and also pessimistic about his age...which made him resign...

Anand at his older age became more dangerous...and sharp....

depends upon person to person...it changes.

May-12-09  Notagm: Not that he had many weaknesses, but Kasparov's single biggest weakness was that when defending, he had an overly strong desire for active defence/counter attack, rather than sitting tight in an inferior but solid position. In this game, if he had sat tight around move 30, he should have been able to hold the draw.
Sep-19-09  Abdooss: <Notagm> With all due respect, Sicilian is not for the faint-hearted or those needing a draw. It is a fighting defence. To <sitting tight in an inferior but solid position>, it's better to play the Ruy Lopez or Petroff.. but you already know that, right?
Jun-15-11  DrMAL: 29...f6 (instead of, say, 29...Rc8) started a hapless plan by black and 31...g4 (instead of 31...Ng6) made it worse. Kramnik won this rapid tournament playing Petrov twice, edging Anand 4.0 to 3.5, with Kasparov scoring 2.5 for third.

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