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World Chess Championship 2012 (Kasparov Simul)

Kasparov Simul at the World Chess Championship

Garry Kasparov in simul action. Photo © Alexey Yushenkov.

Garry Kasparov in simul action. Photo © Alexey Yushenkov. |

Garry Kasparov attended the World Chess Championship on May 18th 2012 during game 6. After the well reported press appearances he gave a simultaneous exhibition against some Russian and European Juniors. He drew two games. Three of the games and some photos below.

The guest of honour at the 18 May event was 13th World Champion Garry Kasparov. At a press conference, Garry Kimovich went into detail on journalists' many questions, and then joined the match commentators: Peter Svidler (in English) and Alexander Grishchuk (in Russian).

After commenting, Kasparov went down to the Chess Corner organised in the courtyard of the State Tretyakov Gallery's Engineering Building, and held a simultaneous display with young chess players. The session on 14 boards lasted more than three hours and was quite intense - Kasparov confronted Russian and European champions in their age categories. After the game, the 13th World Champion analysed memorable fragments of the games with the children. Two of Kasparov's rivals managed to tie with him: Yekaterina Goltseva (Champion of Russia up to Age 10) of the Nizhny Novgorod Region and Kirill Kozionov (holder of the 2011 Cup of Russia up to Age 14) from Izhevsk. The 13th World Champion noted the young chess players' high level of play.

Kasparov,Garry - Sarana,Alexey [D80]
Kasparov Wch Junior Simul Moscow RUS, 18.05.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Bxc4 0-0 7.Nf3 e6 8.0-0 a6 9.Be2 Nc6 10.Rd1 b6 11.e4 Bb7 12.h3 Qe7 13.e5 Nd5 14.Bg5 Qe8 15.Nxd5 exd5 16.Rac1 h6 17.Be3 Rc8 18.Nh2 Nd8 19.Ng4 h5 20.Nf6+

Alexey Sarana


Garry Kasparov

Position after 20.Nf6+

20...Bxf6 21.exf6 Qe6 22.Bf3 Qxf6 23.Bxd5 Bxd5 24.Qxd5 Re8 25.Qc4 b5 26.Qc5 Re4 27.d5 Nb7 28.Qa7 Nd6 29.Rxc7 Rce8 30.Rc6 Qe5 31.Qc7 Rxe3 32.fxe3 Qxe3+ 33.Kh2 Qe5+ 34.Kh1 Qe2 35.Rcc1 Re3 36.Qxd6


36...Rxh3+ 37.gxh3 Qf3+ 38.Kg1 Qe3+ 39.Kg2 Qe2+ 40.Kg3 h4+ 41.Kxh4 Qf2+

[41...Qe4+ 42.Kg3 (42.Kg5 Qf5+ 43.Kh4 Qe4+) 42...Qe3+ 43.Kg4 f5+ 44.Kh4 Qh6+ 45.Kg3 Qe3+]

42.Kg4 Qe2+ 43.Kg5 Qh5+ 44.Kf4 1-0

Kasparov,Garry - Kozionov,Kirill [D30]
Kasparov Wch Junior Simul Moscow RUS, 18.05.2012

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bd3 Nbd7 6.b3 Bb4+ 7.Nbd2 0-0 8.Bb2 a6 9.0-0 c5 10.a3 Ba5 11.cxd5 exd5 12.dxc5 Nxc5 13.Bxh7+ Kxh7 14.Bxf6 Qxf6 15.b4 Bxb4 16.axb4 Nd3 17.Nd4 Qg6 18.N2f3 Nxb4 19.Ne5 Qe4 20.Qh5+ Kg8 21.Ra4 a5 22.Ndf3

Kirill Kozionov


Garry Kasparov

Position after 22.Ndf3

22...Qh7 23.Qxh7+ Kxh7 24.Rfa1 Ra6 25.Nxf7 Rxf7 26.Ng5+ Kg6 27.Nxf7 Kxf7 28.Rxa5 Ke7 29.Rxa6 Nxa6 30.Rb1 Kd6 31.h4 Kc6 32.f3 b5 33.g4 b4 34.Kf1 Kb5 35.Ke2 Nc5 36.Kd2 Nd7 37.Rc1 Nc5 38.Rb1 Be6 39.h5 Nd7 40.g5 Bf5 41.e4 dxe4 42.fxe4 Bxe4 43.Re1 Nc5 44.h6 gxh6 45.gxh6 Bg6 46.Rg1 Be4 47.Rg4 Bb1 1/2-1/2

Kasparov,Garry - Goltceva,Ekaterina [B12]
Kasparov Wch Junior Simul Moscow RUS, 18.05.2012

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Na6 4.c3 Nc7 5.Bd3 g6 6.Ne2 h5 7.0-0 Nh6 8.Bxh6 Bxh6 9.Nd2 Ne6 10.Nf3 Nf4 11.Nxf4 Bxf4 12.Re1 e6 13.c4 Bd7 14.Qb3 Qb6 15.Qa3 Bh6 16.c5 Qd8 17.Qc3 b6 18.b4 0-0 19.a4 a6 20.Nd2 b5 21.Nf3 Qc7 22.Ra3 Ra7 23.Rea1 Rfa8 24.g3 Kg7 25.Kg2 Qb8 26.Qb2 Bc8 27.R1a2 Qc7 28.Qa1 Qb7 29.axb5 cxb5 30.Ra5 Bd7 31.Ng1 Bg5 32.h4 Bd8 33.Qc1

Ekaterina Goltceva


Garry Kasparov

Position after 33.Qc1

33...Bxa5 34.Rxa5 Bc6 35.Qg5 Qe7 36.f4 Be8 37.Nf3 Bc6 38.Kf2 Qxg5 39.fxg5 Kf8 40.g4 hxg4 41.Nh2 Ke7 42.Nxg4 Rh8 43.Kg3 Raa8 44.Nf6 Ra7 45.Be2 Raa8 1/2-1/2

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