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Kasparov played this line in game 32 against Karpov in their 1984 world championship match, finally breaking through for his first win in the match. That may have something to do with it.
He beat Karpov again in a game in 1987 with the same opening.
Here's another game against Petrosian for good measure:
To " ashboy55" thanks for the answer. What does Kasparvo have to do with this opening?
5. a3 prevents the pin on the knight which is common in these indian defenses
White got a strong position early in the game.
Well, that's an interesting opening, I'd play 7.e3.
I suppose 5.a3 is played to prevent ..Bb4 pinning the knight. There may be deeper reasons for it that somebody can explain if they're familiar with this opening. It's not yet safe for 7.e4 because of 7..Nxc3, 8.bxc3 Bxe4. (But it looks like some have tried it with reasonable success. Maybe there are some deeper ideas with that move too)
good opening, he opened quite good ways to get the good positions.
To prevent the black bishop's pin. 5... Bb4
A very interesting opening. I would do 7.e4 to scare of the knight. WHY DID WHITE DO 5.a3 ????????????????????????????????????????????????
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