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  • 6 months ago


    great game

  • 11 months ago


    Exellent combinations of defending and couterattacking skills by Kasparov just awsome . 

  • 16 months ago


    Unfathomable.   Masterpiece for ever..

  • 17 months ago


    yeah kasparov was an opening prep beast from what I've read. I haven't really done much of that. at all. because I just play some internet blitz and bullet from time to time and doing opening preparation for that is, well, absurd. and actually not really possible since 99 percent of the time you don't know who you are playing ahead of time as with standard time control tournaments. 

  • 17 months ago


    if it weren't Kasparov and Beliavsky from a couple decades ago I'd definitely suspect engine use ! ! ! and that is so true about needing both players heads to be, say, "present" (ie both of them possessing certain basic fundamental information such as who what where why when) in order to have something real and legitimate (as otherwise it would just be bs). (additionally some positions are just like that---all moves played match the engines. all the moves are more or less forced/obvious and it's not surprising that players moves would match the engines. that is not the case with this standard time control tournament game played between Grandmaster Alexander Beliavsky and Grandmaster Gary Kasparov and it is really surprising that their moves matched houdinis. I know GM knows this but for other people who may not be aware)

  • 18 months ago


    my brain is masturbating,,,incredible! ...i resign if i were black

  • 2 years ago


  • 2 years ago


    Qe8 wasn't a hard move to see it was the move I was thinking of during the commentary, although I didn't fully understand the move it felt right. This was a great game by my favourite player and childhood idol Cool

  • 2 years ago


    Amazing game. Kasparov left his queen en prise half the game but it could never be taken.

  • 2 years ago

    NM Darkbluelord

    arvind99 what in the world do you mean Qe8 should not be hard to find at the GM level?? You're 1700 how would you know. I'm a master and that move wouldn't even occur to me. Also Beliavsky at the time was one of the better players in the world and he didn't think of it. This is what really pisses me off about the "computer generation". They do this monday morning quarterbacking with a strong engine running in the background...what a joke. It's always easy to "see" a move after a strong GM has created a video about it, really annoying.

  • 2 years ago


    This was an incredible game! Great video again.

  • 2 years ago


    Dear GM Roman, I revere your passion for the game and loved your presentation. When I reflected on this game, I thought Bxg6 by White was an unsound sacrifice as Qe8 by Black should not be hard to find at the GM level! Also, White's own King is a tad vulnerable on the Queen side especially after the Nb4 move. Given this, I think Bxg6 by White is simply a bad and very risky move at the GM level. What Kasparov did was punish it totally with Qe8 and all the threats after that. Black had enough resources and that was that. Moral for me in your beautiful presentation is that "Do not make unsound sacrifices just to continue an attack". Especially at higher levels of chess, it will be punished as it is easier to find defending resources than come up with brilliant attacks that are foolproof! May be this why we see less romantic chess these days as GMs do not like playing dubious moves. Thanks for the valuable lesson, it was indeed great how Kasparov exposed his opponent totally!.

  • 2 years ago


    very good game!

  • 2 years ago


    Roman has shown this game more than once - Much as I enjoy being shown the same thing again and again for my feeble memory, Its time for him to bring some deeper analysis to the opening stages of it!

  • 2 years ago


    I enjoyed it as much as you :) Thanks for sharing!

  • 2 years ago


    great chess game. thx Roman

  • 2 years ago


    No dought Kasparov is familiar with a ton of mating pattens. Also, he's obviously tapped into the Sub Conscience mind for help and instruction on the game of chess.

  • 2 years ago


    Awesome game,...thanks for sharing!

  • 2 years ago


    An astonishing tactical mastrepiece. Reminds me of Alekhine at his best. As someone who played chess computers in the 1980's I can assure you as well that no chess computer at that time could produce any opening preparation beyond a joke level; this was certainly Kasparov's own preparation.

  • 2 years ago

    NM ThinkPink99

    Nice! :)

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