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Feb 9, 2015
Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan celebrates Garry Kasparov by analyzing one of his most famous games: The Brisbane Bombshell. After you see this, you’ll realize what an “Octopus Knight” really is!
Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov, Karpov – Kasparov World Championship Match (1985): B44 Sicilian, Szen variation, Dely-Kasparov gambit
Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short revisit to play a 10-game series consisting of both rapid and blitz play in Saint Louis, Missouri, the chess capital of the United States. This chess exhibition match, pegged “Battle of the Legends”, was held at the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center on April 25th & 26th of 2015. Kasparov and Short played 22-years prior, in the 1993 World Chess Championship with Kasparov winning the match 12.5 to 7.5. Would it be Garry Kasparov or Nigel Short who is victorious in 2015?
Kasparov vs Anand staged in the World Trade Center in New York 1995. As a journalist and TV reporter Daniel King happened to be there and now shows Game 13. A classic!
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3
d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.Nbd2 Nc5 10.c3 d4 11.Ng5 dxc3 12.Nxe6 fxe6
13.bxc3 Qd3 14.Bc2 Qxc3 15.Nb3 Nxb3 16.Bxb3 Nd4 17.Qg4 Qxa1
18.Bxe6 Rd8 19.Bh6 Qc3 20.Bxg7 Qd3 21.Bxh8 Qg6 22.Bf6 Be7
23.Bxe7 Qxg4 24.Bxg4 Kxe7 25.Rc1 c6 26.f4 a5 27.Kf2 a4 28.Ke3
b4 29.Bd1 a3 30.g4 Rd5 31.Rc4 c5 32.Ke4 Rd8 33.Rxc5 Ne6 34.Rd5
Rc8 35.f5 Rc4+ 36.Ke3 Nc5 37.g5 Rc1 38.Rd6 1-0
During his dominant reign as the 13th world chess champion, Garry Kasparov was playing some of the most aggressive chess ever seen in the history of the game. Many of Kasparov´s games were downright inspirational as he consistently sought to maximize complications and pressure against his unfortunate opponents. In the follow chess video, we will examine a legendary game where Kasparov employs an early queen sacrifice very similar to the Bronstein Variation of the King´s Indian Defense. In compensation for the sacrificed queen, Kasparov obtains 2 minor pieces and a pawn accompanied by an incredibly dangerous initiative across the entire board. This game is a true masterpiece and boasts extremely high instructional value for playing actively and dynamically in positions of material imbalance.
With the white pieces, Kasparov employs a somewhat strange move order from the English Opening that becomes the white side of a King’s Indian Defense. Carlsen chooses the sharp Gligoric System with 7. …exd4, 8. …c6, and 9. …Re8 — to which Kasparov responds with the Taimanov Variation with 10. Bf2, 11. exd5, and 12. c5 — leading to a very double-edged position in which black must play very actively to maintain the balance due to his long-term positional disadvantage with the weak, isolated d5 pawn. After 17. Rad1, black’s position is visibly difficult as he lacks coordination and his previous activity now looks very superficial. With 22. d7! Kasparov blasts open the position and forces the win of substantial material — leading to Carlsen’s resignation down a piece on 32. Re3
Added: Feb 8, 2013
Chess Super-Grandmasters and longtime rivals Nigel Short and Garry Kasparov engage in an exciting high level exhibition match of Blitz Chess. This is the last of 8 games (and the best one) in the series that took place at Belgium in October of 2011. It was 18 years ago that they battled it out for the World Chess Championship. Commentary by Grandmaster Genna Sosonko.
YouTube Added: Jun 20, 2013
Commentator: Grandmaster Daniel King.
This is Game 1 of the 1997 rematch Kasparov vs Deep Blue. IBM’s Man vs. Machine event was held in May of 1997 in New York City, New York. This rematch between World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and IBM supercomputer Deep Blue has been called “the most spectacular chess event in history”.