Kasparov vs Natsis
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[Event "Malta"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Kasparov"] [Black "Natsis"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D85"] [Opening "Gruenfeld: Exchange, 5.e4"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 { This move has become increasingly popular over the years.} 7... c5 8. Rb1 { The key idea to placing the knight on f3, the rook ties the Black bishop down to the defense of the b-pawn.} 8... O-O 9. Be2 Nc6 10. d5 {A pawn sacrifice which excepted will weaken the dark squares around Black's king.} 10... Bxc3+ { 10...Ne5 is also possible.} 11. Bd2 Bxd2+ 12. Qxd2 Nd4 { 12...Na5 13.h4 Bg4 14.h5 Bxh5 allows White a winning attack.} 13. Nxd4 cxd4 14. Qxd4 {White stands better because of his control over the center.} 14... Qa5+ 15. Qd2 Qxd2+ 16. Kxd2 Rd8 17. Ke3 { The ending is superior for White because of his potential passed d-pawn.} 17... b6 18. Rbc1 e6 19. Bc4 e5 {A mistake which gives White a passed d-pawn with nothing in return. 19...Kf8 20.Rhd1 Ke7 keeping pressure on White's center was better.} 20. Bb3 {Clearing the c-file for the White rooks.} 20... Bd7 21. Rc7 a5 22. d6 b5 23. f4 { With the idea of opening up the f-file to attack Black's weak f-pawn.} 23... exf4+ 24. Kxf4 Ra6 25. e5 a4 26. Bd5 a3 27. Rf1 { White has a won game thanks to his passed d-pawn and Black's weak pawn on f7.} 27... Ra4+ 28. Ke3 Be6 29. Bxe6 fxe6 30. Rff7 {White has exchange one advantage for another, namely control of the seventh rank.} 30... Rh4 31. Rg7+ Kh8 32. Rge7 { Black resigned because of White's pawn which will shortly promote into a queen. } 1-0
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WhiteKasparov
BlackNatsis
Game
Moves32
OpeningD85 — Gruenfeld: Exchange, 5.e4
Result1-0
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TournamentMalta
Location?
Round0