Kasparov vs Topalov

  • #1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    He couldve gotten a queen!

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

    Amazing.

  • #2

    So?

  • #3

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

    ADK

  • #4

    o

  • #5

    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.

  • #6

    I know.

  • #7

    Amazing! Rd4!!

  • #8

    amazing!!Cool

  • #9

    r*D4 amazing

  • #10

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

  • #11

    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.

  • #12
    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?

  • #13

    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...

  • #14

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

  • #15
    ADK wrote:

    This is Garry Kasparov's Immortal Game. 


    Like he only had one...LOL

  • #16
    OmarCayenne wrote:

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


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

  • #17

    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.

  • #18

    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.

  • #19
    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.

  • #20
    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

Top
or Join

Online Now