Sunday, November 25, 2012

Anand Destroyed; Kasparov Conquers With King's Indian Defense - Paris 1994

Garry Kasparov and Viswanathan Anand: Sicilian Defense Destroys Anand; Kasparov Conquers With King's Indian

The above video excerpt begins at move 6 in this exciting encounter between Anand and Vaisser, as black demonstrates an excellent piece of opening preparation in the Sicilian Defense to drop an absolute bombshell on Vishy Anand. Black's play is downright inspirational in this game as he instantly and accurately capitalizes on slight inaccuracies by Anand in the early opening, granting black a substantial material advantage by move 16!

Kasparov Crushes Arbakov in Crazy King's Indian Defense

GM King begins his analysis in the above video excerpt at move 15. a4, as white tries to initiate counterplay on the queenside to distract Kasparov from his attack on the kingside. With 22. ...c4! Kasparov sacrifices a pawn to slow down white's queenside pressure, granting black just enough time to build up immense pressure on the kingside. This game exemplifies Kasparov's genuine attacking style, as the former World Chess Champion simply refuses to back down - instead preferring to mount more and more pressure in the position until the opponent collapses and gets mated.

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