Kasparov vs Timman
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[Event "USSR vs.World"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Kasparov"] [Black "Timman"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E10"] [Opening "Neo-Indian: 3.Nf3"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 {The Queen's Gambit Declined which gives Black a solid if somewhat passive position.} 5. Bg5 O-O 6. e3 h6 7. Bxf6 Bxf6 {White has parted with the two bishops. However, in a closed position this is not so important.} 8. Qc2 c5 9. dxc5 Qa5 {9...dxc4 I ed this move for Black against Karpov in the 25 game of our 1985 World Championship Match.} 10. cxd5 exd5 11. O-O-O { Black's isolated d-pawn is a weakness which needs immediate attention.} 11... Be6 12. Nxd5 {Black has succeeded in opening the position for his bishops but at the cost of two pawns.} 12... Rc8 13. Kb1 { If this move fails Black's initiative will become menacing.} 13... Bxd5 { 13...Rxc5 14.b4 Rxc2 15.Nxf6+ gxf6 16.bxa5 With an extra rook for White.} 14. Rxd5 Nc6 15. Bc4 {I preferred this aggressive move over the cautious 15.a3.} 15... Nb4 16. Qd2 Rxc5 17. Rxc5 Qxc5 18. Rc1 Qb6 { Timman, a pawn down, elects for attacking play based on pressure against b2.} 19. Qd7 Rf8 {This move is an admission of defeat. 19...Nxa2 20.Rc2 Nc3+ 21.Kc1 Ne4 22.Bxf7+ Kh8 23.Ne5 Bxe5 leads to a winning attack for White.} 20. Qb5 Qd6 21. e4 Nc6 22. Bd5 a6 {22...Nd4 23.Qd3 Qb6 24.e5 Nxf3 25.exf6 Ne5 26.Qf5} 23. Qxb7 Ne5 24. Rc8 Rxc8 25. Qxc8+ { With a two pawn advantage the rest is just a matter of technique.} 25... Kh7 26. Qc2 Kg8 27. Nd2 g5 28. a3 Kg7 29. Nf1 Qb6 30. Ng3 Kg6 31. Ka2 h5 32. Qc8 h4 33. Qg8+ Bg7 34. Nh5 {Black resigned.} 1-0
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WhiteKasparov
BlackTimman
Game
Moves34
OpeningE10 — Neo-Indian: 3.Nf3
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentUSSR vs.World
Location?
Round0