Garry Kasparov – Crushing The Queen’s Indian Defense

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Garry Kasparov vs Lajos Portisch, Niksic 1983: Crushing the Queen’s Indian Defense: Kasparov employed the Kasparov-Petrosian Variation with 5. a3 against Portisch’s Queen’s Indiand Defense. Kasparov built the tension with 13. Qe2 and 14. Rad1 before committing his pawn structure with 15. c4!? – an extremely active move that opened his dark-squared bishop on b2 at the cost of loosening the white pawns in the center. Kasparov continued with 17. d5!, seizing the initiative and powerfully opening the position for the white bishops. 21. Bxg7!! was truly a masterful shot by Kasparov, busting open the black kingside. White continued accurately and forced Portisch’s resignation with 35. Qb3+

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[Event “Niksic”]
[Site “Niksic”]
[Date “1983”]
[Round “4”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Garry Kasparov”]
[Black “Lajos Portisch”]
[ECO “E12”]
[PlyCount “69”]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.a3 d5 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.e3
Nxc3 8.bxc3 Be7 9.Bb5+ c6 10.Bd3 c5 11.O-O Nc6 12.Bb2 Rc8
13.Qe2 O-O 14.Rad1 Qc7 15.c4 cxd4 16.exd4 Na5 17.d5 exd5
18.cxd5 Bxd5 19.Bxh7+ Kxh7 20.Rxd5 Kg8 21.Bxg7 Kxg7 22.Ne5
Rfd8 23.Qg4+ Kf8 24.Qf5 f6 25.Nd7+ Rxd7 26.Rxd7 Qc5 27.Qh7 Rc7
28.Qh8+ Kf7 29.Rd3 Nc4 30.Rfd1 Ne5 31.Qh7+ Ke6 32.Qg8+ Kf5
33.g4+ Kf4 34.Rd4+ Kf3 35.Qb3+ 1-0

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