Like Alekhine, and even more so that genius of attack, Mikhail Tal, Kasparov loves to calculate variations. is introduced for the first time in history: t wasn't only 'recent' World Champions like Kasparov, Fischer and even Steinitz and Morphy, who understood this - but that, in fact, the very first pioneers of modern chess opening theory thought the same. Messages posted by Chessgames members His immense natural talent was soon realized and from age 7, he attended the Young Pioneer Palace in Baku (where for some time he was known as "Garry Bronstein".*). Five years after his father's untimely death from leukemia, the twelve year old chess prodigy adopted the Russian-sounding name Garry Kasparov (Kas-PARE-off) a reference to his mother's Armenian maiden name, Gasparyan (or Kasparian). It was a serious miscalculation on my part. ZTc2NmYyYzVmMzQwMTk0ZGNkOTQ5ZTdiZGJiMjI4YWQzNzc3N2RjZjk0YWJj In my last blog post, I wrote about lost traces of medieval chess opening theory. The grunfeld did have a bit of a crisis it seems to me in the 80s, at least it seemed to me. Here's a simple example from a line first introduced by the famous Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura, who lived from c. 1540 until c.1580 and who is now mostly associated with the 'Spanish (or Ruy Lopez) Opening' (which he actually didn't invent): Any modern-day fan of the King's Gambit knows that 2...Bc5 is an annoying little move preventing an early castling for White. The line appears in the somewhat mysterious Leon Manuscript, previously attributed to the Italian Giulio Cesare Polerio (c. 1548-c. 1612) but (according to Monté) the work of an anonymous contemporary copyist, written around 1581. Linares (1994) 55th USSR Championship (1988) Kasparov defeated the chess computer Deep Thought (Computer) in both games of a two-game match in 1989. Subsequently, Kasparov remained the top rated player in the world, ahead of both Kramnik and the FIDE World Champions, on the strength of a series of wins in major tournaments. At 10, he began training at the Mikhail Botvinnik Soviet chess school. I can't resist giving one amusing example from the King's Gambit. Karpov (left) and Kasparov during the World Chess finals in Moscow, September 1984. Sicillian Defense by Zhbugnoimt Kasparov won by 12½11½. After all, there are many people who believe that reptilians are behind all the major world events. Try the new Animation mode from the Contents. At the age of seven, he was taken to the Palace of Young Pioneers in Baku for special chess instruction. ), Next, he describes the rules in Italy (first he describes so-called 'free castling', where the king immediately goes to. According to Salov, all the major world events were predicted well in advance by the games of the top players. It started with the 1981 USSR Championship and finished in Linares in 1990. In fact, when we're talking about the King's Gambit specifically, we shouldn't forget that this opening was already analyzed when castling wasn't allowed yet (not even in Italy). Aronian vs Kasparov (Sep-13-20) 1/2-1/2, unorthodox Kasparov vs W So (Sep-13-20) 1/2-1/2, unorthodox Kasparov vs Caruana (Sep-12-20) 0-1, unorthodox L Dominguez vs Kasparov (Sep-12-20) 1/2-1/2, unorthodox Kasparov vs Nakamura (Sep-12-20) 0-1, unorthodox Mega endgame course with more than 600 lessons and 2400 exercises! Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1987) Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Rematch (1986) However, there used to be a third way of playing this gambit: Now that's a cool king's leap! Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 0-1 GK Collection on the move to Fredthebear's den by fredthebear MGFiZTcwNGVhOTVhMWYyODg4MmM0NDFjMGQ0ZjgzYWI1MWY5M2Q1Yzg0MjI5 ZjA3YmZiOTVhNTY1Mjk5ZGFjYWU3Y2IyMjY2NmQzNWUzYzkxNDA2YzY1N2I0 He then fought back to win three games and bring the score to 53 in Karpov's favour after 48 games, making it the longest world championship match ever. Winning due to opening novelties is incredibly rare. This means we should view some of his variations in a different light altogether. Playing chess with him is like facing a tiger: one chance and he’ll jump at your throat. OTRlNWUzZmVjYzkxM2IwYTcxMjgwYzk4NDQxMDJiOWMzYTdlMDk5NWZkMTRl Here is one of Salov's most recent findings: Such exchange sacrifices are quite common. The earliest printed work on chess theory whose date can be established with some exactitude is Repeticion de Amores y Arte de Ajedrez by the Spaniard Luis Ramirez de Lucena, published c. 1497, which included among other things analysis of eleven chess openings. Also, don't forget one of Kasparov's best-selling books is aptly named How Life Imitates Chess. It led to short-term progress in commercial sponsorship for chess, but in the long run hurt the game...> ****. He is also a prolific author, most famously his series. It's interesting that the Leon Manuscript also analyzes the King's Gambit from the Italian perspective, where castling was already allowed. Garry Kasparov was born on 13th April 1963 in Baku. N2EwYjUwNTJlNTZkM2I1NGZiZmZmNTZjZDM3N2Q4ZTY0MTJhNGMzZjc1NGJh "Note that in some parts of Italy it is usual to leap the King for his first move through the whole line from his own square to the extreme one of the Rook, and to join the Rook to it, combining the leap all in the one move; and in other parts no more than three squares, from his own to his Knight's square, and on the Queen's side from his own to the Bishop's square and joining one of the Rooks to the King all in one move.".