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Sergei Tiviakov vs Garry Kasparov
Corus Group A (2001), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-13
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B23)  ·  0-1



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Feb-12-07  Manoloo: This game was an unsuccessful Grand Prix Attack
May-21-08  littlefermat: Annotations available here

Aug-15-09  jmboutiere: 14.Be7 -0.27 Rybka 3; 14.Qg3 - 0.57
16....Rf5 - 0.80; -0.32
18.Bg5 - 0.25; 18.Qh3 -0.16
25....Bf6 -0.60; 25....h6 -0.06
27cb 0.56; 27.c4 -0.45
36.Nf1-0.84; 36.Nc2 -0.76; 36.Ree2 -1.27
38.Qe3 -2.57; 38.Re3 -2.26
39..Qg1 -2.54; 39.Qf3 - 3,76
54.Rc7 -5.38;Bf4 -6.01; 54.Rcc2fg3 -8.66
Feb-08-11  Salaskan: I face such nonsense (treating the Sicilian like an open game) from my opponents all the time, if only I could punish it like Kasparov!
Feb-08-11  blueofnoon: Of course no one can play like Kasparov, but the plan he essayed in the opening is fairly easy to understand.

I play sicilian a lot with black myself, and whenever my opponent avoids open sicilian I have an easier game.

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  HAPERSAUD: non mainline sicilian players are just cowards
Apr-11-11  Shams: <HAPERSAUD> Silly comment. You expect Tiviakov to just walk into Garry's Najdorf preparation?
Jun-26-11  Chris00nj: <HAPERSAUD: non mainline sicilian players are just cowards>

We're not cowards, we are trying to get a reasonable position and attacking chances without having to learn tons and tons and tons of lines.

Mar-05-12  screwdriver: A nice material imbalance occurs with Kasparov capitalizing.
Mar-26-12  hotwax: 35. ... h5
How do you come up with that? It looks so wrong, yet works out so fine...
Nov-05-12  timothee3331: <we are trying to get a reasonable position and attacking chances without having to learn tons and tons> Sorry, isn't that the exact definition of cowards ?! Half kiddin' ;)
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  HAPERSAUD: ether way the result was the same
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  plang: 9 Bb3?! seems slow; 9 f5 would have been more aggressive. Kasparov didn't think much of White's plan 11 Bf2?! and 12 Bh4 recommending 11 Rd1 instead. 14 Kh1 had been played in Gamboa-Wojtkiewicz Saint Martin (Black won); 14 Qg3 was new. The exchange 16 exf..gxf worked to Black's advantage as he could attack down the g-file. 35 Qh3 allowed the advance of the Black h-pawn but leaving the queen on h5 would have not improved White's chances of saving the game. Losing immediately would have been 39 Rc2?..Rxg2 40 Rxc6..Rxe2.

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