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Kasparov's Immortal!

  • ADK
  • | Mar 12, 2009
  • | 12129 views
  • | 20 comments

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! 

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  • 3 years ago

    Abulabanchess

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  • 4 years ago

    grantchamp

    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.

  • 5 years ago

    athalurijagadish

    that was a sensational lesson on sacrificing material and winning.thanks

  • 5 years ago

    leonelcm

    Very interesting game by Kasparov vs Topalov, nowadays would be interesting see a rematch between them. Thanx for sharing...

  • 5 years ago

    Tudd

    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

  • 6 years ago

    danz1208

    i only know one lose of kasparov and thats by nigel short i think..?

  • 6 years ago

    onemove2think

    nice game

  • 6 years ago

    oldlion

    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 !!

  • 6 years ago

    Ddub

    Cool

  • 6 years ago

    Animals

    Nice!!!

  • 6 years ago

    danielsun

    great to watch but too complicated for my mind to comprehend i guess?

  • 6 years ago

    helter_skelter

    This is an absoulutely brilliant Tal-style sac!

  • 6 years ago

    kaichess

    Nice! I prefer Karpov style, but Kasparov is really great.

  • 6 years ago

    matewithme

    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#

  • 6 years ago

    Jaguarphd

    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!

  • 6 years ago

    prab_013

    Very nice, a great fight from the beginning, middle until the end, thank you for posting I am very delightful.

  • 6 years ago

    Archaic71

    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. 

  • 6 years ago

    KnightlyKing

    a really nice game,a very tactical one too ,thank you very much for posting

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