Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games (Volume 1) by Igor Stohl

By Igor Stohl

Garry Kasparov has ruled the chess international for greater than two decades. His dynamism and coaching have set an instance that's via so much bold gamers. Igor Stohl has chosen seventy four of Kasparov's most sensible and so much instructive video games from 1973 to 1993, and annotated them intimately. The emphasis is on explaining the strategies in the back of Kasparov's judgements, and the foundations and ideas embodied via his strikes. Stohl presents a wealth of clean insights into those landmark video games, including many new analytical issues. This makes the ebook awesome research fabric for all chess enthusiasts.

In 1985 Garry Kasparov turned the youngest global chess champion in historical past via defeating Anatoly Karpov in an epic fight. two decades later he was once nonetheless international number one, and is an the world over popular determine, recognized even one of the non-chess-playing public following high-profile occasions resembling his suits opposed to IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer, and the Kasparov vs. international video game in 1999.

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Xd7 . As 2 l . 'it'c6 22 lt:Jb5 is decisive. tbS+ This is currently thought to be the sternest test of the Modem Benoni, although it is an op­ tion only available in move-orders without an early lt:Jf3 . '£' A W 8 4Jfd7 9 a4 ••• The most flexible line; White waits for . . a6 before deciding where to put the bishop. De­ pending on Black's exact moves, the destina­ tion could be f1 , e2 or d3, or White might even exchange on d7. 0-0 9 . . lli'h4+ 10 g3 "fie7 is another possibility. 10 lt:Jf3 lt:Ja6 11 0-0 lt:Jc7 1 1 .

Vd7 GAME 8: EVGENY VASIUKOV - DRAGOUUB VELIMIROVIC 35 Or 1 5 . . �d8 1 6 'ii'x b3 l:tb8 1 7 ti:Je7 ! and Black's position collapses. xa6 gives White the advantage thanks to his active rooks and two connected passed pawns. 15 e5 ! ad1 1-0 ••• Game 8 Evgeny Vasi u kov - Dragolj ub Vel i m i rovic USSR - Yugoslavia ma tch, Tbilisi 1 9 73 Sici l i a n Defence, Rosso l i mo Va riation It only seems fair to give Vasiukov's revenge ! xc6 One of the two main moves in this position, the other being 4 0-0.

Game 1 6 Boris Spassky - Bent La rsen Bugojno 1 9 78 Caro- Ka n n Defence, 4 . . d3 12 g3 An unusual plan. White almost always plays h4, either here or on the previous move, in order to gain space on the kingside. c5? 7 .. Va5+?! 7 ... d6 (or 9 . e7) the position is equal. f4. 1 2 . . ti:Jdf6 ! f4 can be met by 1 3 . '�a5+) 1 3 . . d6 would have been much better; White retains slight pressure, but Black will be able to develop his remaining pieces by . . ti:Jh6-f5, with reasonable play. d2 "Wtc7 Black's idea is that because White's queen is no longer guarding the d3-bishop, White is more or less forced to exchange bishops him­ self.

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