Kasparov vs Belyavsky
[Event "Candidates Matches"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Kasparov"] [Black "Belyavsky"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D35"] [Opening "QGD: Exchange"] 1. d4 {This game was played in the quarter finals of the Candidates Matches, the final steps to the World Championship.} 1... d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 {The Queen's Gambit Declined was also reached in our first and third match games.} 5... Be7 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 O-O 8. Bd3 b6 9. Nf3 Bb7 10. O-O c5 11. Ne5 Nbd7 {11...Nc6 was chosen by Belyavsky in game one.} 12. Bf5 { This move was found after three days homework, as the third match game had continued with 12.Qf3.} 12... Nxe5 {12...cxd4 13.Nxd7 Nxd7 14.Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Qxd4 dooms Black to prospectless defense, on account of his isolated d-pawn.} 13. dxe5 Ne8 { 13...Ne4 14.Nxd5 Bxd5 allows White to keep his material advantage.} 14. Bg3 Nc7 15. Qg4 Qe8 16. Bd7 Qd8 17. Rad1 h5 {Trying to deflect the White queen from the protection of his light squared bishop.} 18. Qh3 h4 19. Bf4 Bg5 20. Bf5 { White intends to take advantage of the pin on Black's d-pawn with 21.Ne4.} 20... g6 21. Ne4 {A piece sacrifice which aims to open up Black's kingside.} 21... Bxf4 22. exf4 gxf5 23. Qxf5 dxe4 { 23...f6 24.Qg4+ Kh7 25.Qxh4+ Kg7 26.Qg4+ Kh7 with mate soon to follow.} 24. Qg4+ Kh7 25. Rxd8 Rfxd8 26. Qxh4+ Kg8 27. Qe7 e3 28. Re1 { 28.Qxc7 would be a horrible mistake allowing Black a winning continuation.} 28... exf2+ 29. Kxf2 Rd2+ 30. Re2 Rxe2+ 31. Kxe2 Ba6+ 32. Kf2 { Black's pieces prove no match for the White queen and numerous pawns.} 32... Ne6 33. f5 Nd4 34. e6 Rf8 35. Qg5+ { The queen clears off the file to make way for the e-pawn.} 35... Kh7 36. e7 { The passed e-pawn decides the game.} 36... Re8 37. f6 { This move leaves no doubt about the strength of the passed e-pawn.} 37... Ne6 38. Qh5+ Kg8 {Black resigned since the loss of further material follows.} 39. Qg4+ Kh7 {Now White could win with a queen sacrifice.} 40. Qxe6 fxe6 41. f7 { When his passed pawns prove decisive.} 1-0
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OpeningD35 — QGD: Exchange
TournamentCandidates Matches