Geller vs Kasparov
[Event "Moscow"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Geller"] [Black "Kasparov"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B45"] [Opening "Sicilian: Taimanov, 5.Nc3"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be2 {The Scheveningen variation of the Sicilian Defense has served me well over the years.} 6... Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. Be3 O-O 9. f4 e5 {Today I would prefer to keep the tension in the position with 9...a6. The game continuation is also interesting.} 10. Nb3 exf4 11. Bxf4 Be6 12. Kh1 {Black's weakened d-pawn is offset by White's weakened e-pawn, giving rise to equal chances.} 12... d5 { In this way Black solves his opening problems.} 13. e5 Nd7 14. Nxd5 Ndxe5 15. c4 {15.Nxe7+ Qxe7 and White's two bishops advantage are balanced by Black's more centralized pieces.} 15... Bg5 16. Nc5 Bxf4 17. Rxf4 b6 18. Ne4 { 18.Nxe6 fxe6 19.Rxf8+ Qxf8 20.Nc3 Rd8 gives Black a pull thanks to his more active pieces.} 18... b5 19. b3 { 19.cxb5 Bxd5 20.bxc6 Ng6 21.Rg4 f5 wins material.} 19... bxc4 20. Bxc4 Kh8 21. Qh5 {An empty gesture. I have nothing to fear from the combined forces on the kingside because my king has plenty of protection nearby.} 21... Bxd5 22. Bxd5 Qxd5 23. Rh4 h6 24. Rd1 Qa5 {The queen seems to be a long way from home, but it keeps an eye on the e1- square and the weakness of the back rank. So Geller tries to chase it away.} 25. b4 Qxb4 26. Nf6 {At first glance, this is impressive because my queen is under attack from the rook at h4. But the knight doesn't do anything at f6.} 26... Qe7 27. Rf1 Rfd8 { Here Geller gave up, since he has no compensation for the material.} 0-1
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OpeningB45 — Sicilian: Taimanov, 5.Nc3