A Kasparov Masterclass! (Part 2)

CM juniortay
Nov 28, 2014, 12:09 PM |

Here's the 2nd game in the Habu-Kasparov match.

An interesting point was that Kasparov deliberately played into a line which Habu had success with - having beaten GM Tischbierek in 2005. The difference is that he had added a few subtle and in his words 'flexible' refinements to the move order and soon gained the bishop pair. An ambitious pawn sacrifice made him tentative and nervous, omitting the superb 19.0-0! which he had calculated but decided against. Eventually, the game was decided by Kasparov's timely king activation as it guided the e-pawn down the file undeterred.