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1st a Rook, then a Knight, and then another Rook! Garry Kasparov sacrificed all of these pieces and still managed to get the win against Veselin Topalov in Netherlands, 1999. Immortal? Yes... The action began with 24. Rxd4? cxd4 25. Re7+ Kb6 26. Qxd4+? Kxa5 27. b4+ Ka4 28. Qc3 Qxd5 29. Ra7 Bb7 30. Rxb7 Qc4 31. Qxf6 Kxa3 32. Qxa6+ Kxb4 33. c3+ Kxc3 and the assault continues for 11 moves until Black resigns at 44. Qa7!
move number 31, the black rook shout have checked, in the end it would have been a tied game if both players played correctly,
29... Rd6?? Kb2! and if Qd4 pinning the queen Qxd4 and the rook can't take the queen an guard a6 at the same time. Please analyse closer next time.
that was a sensational lesson on sacrificing material and winning.thanks
Very interesting game by Kasparov vs Topalov, nowadays would be interesting see a rematch between them. Thanx for sharing...
The games is just more or less equal and was heading to a draw until the move 23. But Kaspy thought otherwise....he played 24. Rxd4 sacrificing his rook and in the sequence follows opens up the black position and takes the black king out of the nest web design. Then the black king just makes a walk through the last 2 files to the white side and it is just marvellous.....just play it and see for yourself...merchant account
i only know one lose of kasparov and thats by nigel short i think..?
Could Kasparov calculate all the consequences of 24. Rxd4 ?? I am almost sure he couldn't ! Intuition is the answer, and good intuition is what separates champion from average player !!
great to watch but too complicated for my mind to comprehend i guess?
This is an absoulutely brilliant Tal-style sac!
Nice! I prefer Karpov style, but Kasparov is really great.
I was wondering why Black didn't play 25... Qxe7 until I calculated 26. Qxd4+ Kb8 27. Qb6+ Bb7 (Qb7 28. Nc6#) 28. Nc6+ Ka8 29. Qa7#
No carbon based would have thought of that...
I am not even sure if Fritz or Rybuka could even too.
Conclusion: Chuck Norris is Gary Kasparov in disguise!
Very nice, a great fight from the beginning, middle until the end, thank you for posting I am very delightful.
I wonder how many minutes elapsed after 25.Rxd4? You have to imagine that Topalov gave it a pretty long stare before he pulled the trigger on cxd4.
a really nice game,a very tactical one too ,thank you very much for posting
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