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Amazing Game: Garry Kasparov's Immortal - Hoogovens 1999 - Pirc Defence (Chessworld.net) - Amazing

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Chess World.net presents: Kasparov's Immortal Game! Kasparov vs Topalov 1999 Pirc Defence

[Event "Hoogovens A Tournament"]
[Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"]
[Date "1999.??.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Garry Kasparov"]
[Black "Veselin Topalov"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B07"]
[WhiteElo "2812"]
[BlackElo "2700"]
[Annotator "Tryfon"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "1999.??.??"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be3 Bg7 (4... Ng4 5. Bg5 (5. Bb5+ c6) 5... Nf6
(5... h6 6. Bd2 Bg7 7. Nf3 e5 8. d5 c6 9. h3 Nf6 10. Bd3 cxd5 11. exd5) 6. Nf3)
5. Qd2 c6 (5... Ng4 6. Bf4 Bxd4 (6... e5 7. dxe5 Nxe5 8. Bg5 f6 9. Be3 Nbc6 10.
O-O-O Ng4 11. Kb1 Nxe3 12. Qxe3) 7. Qxd4 e5 8. Bxe5 Nxe5 9. f4 Nbc6 10. Qd2 Nd7
11. Nf3) 6. f3 b5 7. Nge2 (7. O-O-O b4 8. Nce2 Qa5 9. Kb1 Na6 10. Nc1 Nc7) 7...
Nbd7 8. Bh6 Bxh6 9. Qxh6 Bb7 10. a3 (10. O-O-O b4 11. Nb1 Qa5 12. a3 Rb8 13. g4
bxa3 (13... c5 14. Qe3 O-O 15. g5 Nh5 16. axb4 cxb4 17. Bh3 Nb6) 14. Nxa3 Qb4)
10... e5 (10... Qa5 11. Nc1 b4 12. Nb3 Qb6 13. Na4 Qc7 14. axb4) 11. O-O-O Qe7
(11... Qa5 12. dxe5 dxe5 13. g4 b4 14. axb4 Qxb4 15. Kb1 Rb8 16. Nc1 Ba6 17.
Nb3 Bxf1 18. Rhxf1 Nc5 19. Qg7 (19. Rf2 Nxb3 20. cxb3 Qxb3 21. Qg7 Ke7 22. g5
Nd7 23. Rd3 Nc5 24. Qf6+ Kf8) 19... Ke7) 12. Kb1 a6 (12... O-O-O 13. d5 (13. g4
Kb8 14. Bg2 Nb6 15. g5 Nh5 16. Bh3) 13... cxd5 14. exd5 a6 15. Qe3) 13. Nc1 (
13. g4) 13... O-O-O 14. Nb3 exd4 15. Rxd4 c5 16. Rd1 Nb6 17. g3 Kb8 (17... d5
18. Na5 (18. Qg5 d4 19. Ne2 (19. Nxc5 dxc3 20. Bh3+ Kb8) 19... Na4 20. Bh3+ Kb8
21. Qd2 Nd7 22. Bxd7 Rxd7 23. Na5 Qe5) 18... dxe4 (18... d4 19. Ne2 Ba8 (19...
Nfd7 20. Nf4 Ne5 21. Nd3 Nxd3 22. cxd3 Na4 23. Qd2) 20. Nf4 Na4) 19. Bh3+ Kb8
20. Qf4+ Ka8 21. Nxb7 Kxb7 (21... Qxb7 22. Qxf6) 22. fxe4 Nc4) 18. Na5 Ba8 19.
Bh3 d5 20. Qf4+ Ka7 21. Rhe1 d4 (21... dxe4 22. fxe4 Rhe8 23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Rf1
Nxe4 25. Nxe4 Bxe4 (25... Rd4 26. Bg2 f5 27. Nb3) 26. Re1 f5 27. Nc6+) 22. Nd5
(22. Ne2 Nc4 23. Nxc4 bxc4 24. Bf1 Rb8 25. Nc1 Nh5 26. Qh4 (26. Qg4 Qb7 27. b3
d3)) (22. Na2 h5 23. Bf1 h4 24. gxh4 Nh5 25. Qd2 Qxh4 26. Nb3 Qe7) 22... Nbxd5
23. exd5 Qd6 24. Rxd4 cxd4 (24... Kb6 25. b4 Qxf4 26. Rxf4 Nxd5 27. Rxf7 cxb4
28. axb4 Nxb4 29. Nb3 Bd5) (24... Qxf4 25. Rxf4) (24... Kb6 {Black's best move
theoretically may leave black with a slight advantage. Kasparov indicated it
as leaving White with nothing that clear.} 25. b4 Qxf4 26. Rxf4 Nxd5 27. Rxf7
cxb4 28. axb4 Nxb4 29. Nb3 Rd6 {Black is fine if not slightly better}) 25. Re7+
Kb6 (25... Qxe7 26. Qxd4+ Kb8 27. Qb6+ Bb7 28. Nc6+ Ka8 29. Qa7#) (25... Kb8
26. Qxd4 Nd7 (26... Rd7 27. Bxd7 Nxd7 (27... Rc8)) 27. Bxd7 Rxd7 (27... Bxd5
28. c4 Qxe7 29. Qb6+ Ka8 30. Qxa6+ Kb8 31. Qb6+ Ka8 32. Bc6+ Bxc6 33. Nxc6 Rd7
34. Nxe7) 28. Rxd7 Qxd7 29. Qxh8+) 26. Qxd4+ Kxa5 (26... Qc5 {Anands
suggestion to save the game} 27. Qxf6+ Qd6 28. Be6 {Incredibly strong move}
Bxd5 (28... Kxa5 29. b4+ Kb6 (29... Ka4 30. Qc3 Bxd5 31. Kb2 Qxe6 32. Rxe6 Bxe6
33. Qb3+ Bxb3 34. cxb3#) 30. Qd4+) 29. b4 Bxe6 (29... Ba8 30. Qxf7 Qd1+ 31. Kb2
Qxf3 32. Bf5 Qxf5 (32... Rd6 33. Ra7 Rc8 34. Bxc8 Qxf7 35. Rxf7) 33. Rb7+) (
29... fxe6 30. Qd4+) (29... Bc6 30. Qxf7 Rb8 31. Nxc6 Qxc6 32. Qf4 Rhc8 33.
Qd4+ Qc5) 30. Rb7#) 27. b4+ Ka4 28. Qc3 Qxd5 (28... Bxd5 29. Kb2) 29. Ra7 (29.
Kb2 Qd4) 29... Bb7 (29... Rd6 30. Kb2 Qd4 31. Rxa6+ (31. Qxd4 Rxd4 32. Rxa6#)
31... Rxa6 32. Qxd4) 30. Rxb7 Qc4 (30... Nh5 31. Bf1 (31. Kb2 Qd4 32. Qxd4 Rxd4
{Black much better}) (31. Ra7 Ra8 32. Rxa8 Rxa8 33. Kb2) 31... Ra8 (31... Qd1+
32. Kb2 Qd4 33. Bxb5+ axb5 34. Ra7+ Qxa7 35. Qb3#) 32. Kb2) (30... Rhe8 {
Topalov mentioned this the next day} 31. Rb6 (31. Kb2 Qd4) (31. Ra7 Rd6 32. Kb2
Qe5) 31... Ra8 32. Bf1 Re1+ (32... h5 33. Rd6 Rec8 34. Qxf6) (32... Nd7 33. Rd6
Re1+ 34. Kb2 Qe5 35. Rd4) 33. Qxe1 Nd7 34. Rb7 Qxb7 (34... Ne5 35. Qe3 Nc6 36.
Rd7 Qe6 37. Qc3 Re8 38. Be2 Qe3 39. Qxc6 Re6 40. Qc7) 35. Qd1 Kxa3 36. c3 Nb6 (
36... Rc8 37. Qc1+ Kb3 38. Qb2+ Ka4 39. Qa2#) 37. Qc1+ Kb3 38. Qb2+ Ka4 39.
Qa2#) 31. Qxf6 Kxa3 (31... Rd1+ 32. Kb2 Ra8 33. Qb6 Qd4+ 34. Qxd4 Rxd4 35. Rxf7
a5 36. Be6 axb4 37. Bb3+ Ka5 38. axb4+ Kb6 39. Rxh7) 32. Qxa6+ Kxb4 33. c3+ (
33. Bd7 Rxd7 34. Rxd7 Rc8 35. Qd6+ Rc5 36. Qd2+ Qc3 37. Qxc3+ Kxc3 38. Rxf7 h5)
33... Kxc3 (33... Qxc3 34. Qxb5+ Ka3 35. Qa6+ Qa5 36. Qxa5#) (33... Qxc3 34.
Qxb5+ Ka3 35. Qa6+) (33... Kc5 34. Rc7+ Kd5 35. Qb7+ Ke5 36. Rxc4 bxc4 37. Qe7+
Kd5) 34. Qa1+ Kd2 (34... Kb4 35. Qb2+ Kc5 36. Rc7+) 35. Qb2+ Kd1 36. Bf1 {Only
move} (36. Ra7 {Black winning} Rd2) (36. Ra7 Rd2 37. Qa3 Qc2+ 38. Ka1 b4) 36...
Rd2 (36... Qxf1 37. Qc2+ Ke1 38. Re7+ Qe2 39. Qxe2#) (36... Qxf1 37. Qc2+ Ke1
38. Re7+ Qe2 39. Qxe2#) (36... Qc5 37. Qe2#) 37. Rd7 Rxd7 (37... Qxf1 38. Qxd2#
) 38. Bxc4 bxc4 39. Qxh8 Rd3 40. Qa8 (40. Qxh7 c3 {Black winning here} 41. Qh3
c2+) 40... c3 41. Qa4+ Ke1 42. f4 f5 43. Kc1 Rd2 44. Qa7 1-0

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