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One of the best moves by Gary Kasparov which includes a queen sacrifice...
WOW what a game !!
If it was not Garry Kasparov himself I would say only a chess engine can play that precisely and with such a brutal style.
Thanks for sharing Hithesh !
Nice idea, but there is no hero in chess without the opponent's generosity.
24.Qg2! results in equality, 25...Nf6?! is not best (25...Ne6), 28...Rh5?! is also not best (28...Ne4), and instead of the losing 29.Qg2? white could play 29.Qe3! with some advantage.
Garry wasn't very proud of this game, but it's a typical example of his aggressive win-at-all-costs chess appraoch.
Panayotis, I am sure your analysis is sound but I think there is also a mighty psychological factor involved.
I think Georgiev was quite happy with 17.Na5 - threatening Nf3 and bringing Kasparov in troubles.
Surely he had anticipated the sac 17.. Nxd5 and probably he decided that he can refute it with 18.Nb7 Qc7 19.Qxd5 ...
I image 18... Nxe3 hit him like a sledgehammer and suddenly ended his dream of pushing the great Gary Kasparov around , quite probable that he had troubles to recover from that shock.
The queen sac is "sound", since with best play it gives an approximately equal game.
Kasparov won because of the psychological shock he created to Kiril, as you rightly noticed. Objectively, Black has no advantage after the queen sac, and later on both players make some mistakes.
Psychological shock! I must remember that for my next game
Vishy Anand also once played a wonderful queensac for three light pieces against Stellwagen. Tearing the control over the game out of the hands of his opponent and grinding him down in a perfect study ...
Kasparov had the courage to give away the queen. We won't do that.
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