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US Ch first round second part

Malev212
May 9, 2012, 11:22 AM 5

In previous post I mentioned the game Kasparo-Anand from Riga 1995 where Garry unexpectidly played the move 4.b4!? and won, he was coaching Nakamura last year and we saw that Naka used this line as suprise against Hess in the first round. Full credit to Kasparov and we hope to see some more deep analyzes from this kitchen. 

Kasparov,Garry (2805) - Anand,Viswanathan (2715)

Riga Tal Memorial Riga (4), 1995

 

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Be7 [5...Ba5!? Classical line; in our game Hess opted for 5...Bd6 6.d4 Qe7 7.0–0 Nf6 8.Nbd2 0–0 9.Re1 and here Hess played Ba3 giving back the pawn.  9...Ba3 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Ne8 12.f4 Bxc1 13.Rxc1 d6 14.exd6 cxd6 15.Nf3 Bg4? 16.h3 Rc8 17.Bb3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Rc5 19.Re3! Nc7 20.e5! Diagram

 

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6-+-zp-+-+&
5+-tr-zP-+-%
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1+-tR-+-mK-!
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 and Naka won convincingly] 6.d4 Na5 7.Be2 7...exd4 8.Qxd4! 

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 This was an important improvement by Garry.  8...Nf6 9.e5 Nc6 10.Qh4 Nd5 11.Qg3 g6 [11...0–0 Ftacnik 12.Bh6 g6 13.Bxf8 Bxf8 14.0–0±] 12.0–0 Nb6 13.c4 d6 14.Rd1 Nd7 15.Bh6! Ncxe5 16.Nxe5 Nxe5 17...f6 18.c5 Nf7? 19.cxd6 cxd6 20.Qe3 Nxh6 [20...Bd7 Ftacnik 21BLg7 Rg8 22.Bxf6±] 21.Qxh6 Bf8 22.Qe3+  22...Kf7 23.Nd5 Be6 24.Nf4 Qe7 25.Re1! 1–0

I doubt that Hess new this game.  Riga 1995 was a nice tournament for Garry not only because of this game but he was introduced to nice lady in the closing ceremony. Later he married this lady. The world is small. The guy who introduced the lady was GM Fridman who is married today with Anna Zatonskih the favourite in womens US Ch. I like women but still to comment their games is not for me sorry. Thank you reading this if there were some hints or information you did like I am happy.

Jaan Ehlvest

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