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Kasparov vs Topalov


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    master0062

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    He couldve gotten a queen!

    Also, this is known as Kasparov's Immortal Game.

    Amazing.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    master0062

    So?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3

    ADK

    This is Garry Kasparov's Immortal Game. Veselin Topalov resigned because White has much more material than Black does. 

    ADK

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4

    master0062

    o

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5

    gabrielconroy

    That game just defies belief. The way Kasparov offers up two rooks (obviously the second is off-limits, but still) for compensation that is hard to see for sure even when the game's been played out is just astounding.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #6

    master0062

    I know.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #7

    laobeijing94

    Amazing! Rd4!!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #8

    CerebralAssassin

    amazing!!Cool

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #9

    farshidipakchi

    r*D4 amazing

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #10

    atomichicken

    I haven't studied that many games but this is my favourite.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    MLorge

    Can someone clue me into why on 25. kb6 he doesn't just take the rook that has him in check?  it seems like that rook gets offered up a few times but isn't taken til the end...  And he resigns cuz Kasparov has a queen and one less pawn?  I don't get it.  I'm new; educate me with what I'm missing.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    Arctor

    MLorge wrote:

    Can someone clue me into why on 25. kb6 he doesn't just take the rook that has him in check?  it seems like that rook gets offered up a few times but isn't taken til the end...  And he resigns cuz Kasparov has a queen and one less pawn?  I don't get it.  I'm new; educate me with what I'm missing.


     If 25...Qxe7 then 26.Qxd4+ Kb8 27.Qb6+ Kb7 28.Nc6#

    As for the final position, what do you suggest Topalov's next move should be?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    MLorge

    27. Qb6+ Kb7 won't work cuz still in check...  I see why not now, though, but i think it'd play out 27. Qb6 Bb7 28. Nc6+ Ka8 29. Qa7#

    I also just played out a bunch of alternatives and can't find a way to get the stalemate I thought he'd be able to get...  Very interesting.  Why not play it out anyway and take your lumps instead of resigning?  I guess there is more respect in resigning cuz you know enough to know that there is no possible outcome except a loss.  But why not make the other guy play it out; he could make a blunder...  Like calling a defensive time-out in football with clock running down.  Make em take the extra snaps, they might fumble...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14

    AndyClifton

    Part of acknowledging a fine performance by your opponent is bowing out gracefully; prolonging the game only reflects badly on yourself.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    AndyClifton

    ADK wrote:

    This is Garry Kasparov's Immortal Game. 


    Like he only had one...LOL

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    AndyClifton

    OmarCayenne wrote:

    Yeah, that's probably the most incredible game ever played.


    Funny thing is, I was just getting ready to say that...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    James_Bond_Fan

    this game was pure luck. Not immortal. Topalov could've declined the rook sac and force a draw instead. What followed was just an intuitively played combination carried out by means of great luck.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    bresando

    The fact that the opponent could have equalized at a certain point doesn't make the game less immortal. You can't win if your opponent plays perfectly.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #19

    Arctor

    bresando wrote:

    The fact that the opponent could have equalized at a certain point doesn't make the game less immortal. You can't win if your opponent plays perfectly.


     Don't try to reason with these people.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #20

    AndyClifton

    James_Bond_Fan wrote:

    this game was pure luck. Not immortal. Topalov could've declined the rook sac and force a draw instead. What followed was just an intuitively played combination carried out by means of great luck.


    LOL


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