Adams vs Kasparov
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[Event "Dortmund"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Adams"] [Black "Kasparov"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D31"] [Opening "Semi-Slav: 4.e3 Nf6"] 1. d4 d5 {I don't always play the King's Indian. Against young star Michael Adams I decided to play in a more classical style.} 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 {I am just developing sensibly. Now Adams goes wild. } 7. g4 {Another young star, Shirov has played this move, and I was not caught by surprise. Classical wisdom holds that such flank actions should be met by a reaction in the center.} 7... dxc4 {Now this was a new move, so now Adams was on his own, and he immediately loses his way.} 8. e4 {8.Bxc4 b5 9.Be2 b4 10. Na4 Bb7 11.g5 Nd5 12. Bd2 c5 13.Nxc5 Bxc5 14.dxc5 Rc8 I have good counterplay here.} 8... e5 9. g5 exd4 10. Nxd4 Ng4 {I have the initiative here, and that means that White has mishandled the opening.} 11. h3 {11.Nf5 Nde5 12.Nxg7+ Kf8 13.Nh5 Nf3+ 14. Ke2 Ngxh2 My bishop will slide to g4 with great effect!} 11... Nge5 12. Be3 {12.f4 Bc5 13.Nf5 Nf3+ 14.Ke2 Nd4+} 12... Nc5 13. O-O-O { Castling is not going to solve White's problems. The twin horses dominate the center of the board.} 13... Ned3+ 14. Kb1 Qe7 {The e-pawn is hard to defend.} 15. Rg1 g6 {I'll castle soon, but I wanted to stop any attempt at counterplay, and so I bring the f5-square under control.} 16. Bg2 O-O 17. Ka1 { Not a good move, but White was in big trouble anyway.} 17... Bf4 18. Bxf4 Nxf4 19. h4 Rd8 20. Qd2 Ncd3 21. Qe3 Bg4 { White's forces are completely uncoordinated.} 22. Rd2 Qe5 {Adams resigned . He realized what would happen if he played 23.Nc2. Do you? If not Gambit can display the final combination, but try to find it yourself first.} 23. Nc2 Nxb2 24. Kxb2 Rd3 25. Rxd3 Nxd3+ 26. Kb1 Qxc3 0-1
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WhiteAdams
BlackKasparov
Game
Moves26
OpeningD31 — Semi-Slav: 4.e3 Nf6
Result0-1
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Tournament
TournamentDortmund
Location?
Round0