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Kh1 Bxa1. Rc5!?. , the idea being to take on b7 with a tempo in case of the bishop’s retreat. axb3, and no equality follows. There threatens b3-b4-b5 or Nf3-d2. Be4 is not of the best quality. Nxf4, with various complications involving both opponents. e5 This establishes equality. Bc4 Bxf3! Rfd8. Kasparov: A little trap. Rc5?! Bxf3! axb3 exf4 and he still has a long way to go to equalize the game. Nxe5 Kasparov: This move results in a draw. Bb4, gaining the exchange. Bxb7, with Black having an extra pawn and chances for victory.

Nc6 looks pretty good. Rfc1! The upcoming infiltration of the white rooks is highly unpleasant for Black. A possible rook exchange on c8 will reduce Black’s attacking potential. f5, but it does not look as strong as the move played in the game. h5 With this move Black is making a useful luft and fortifies the g4-knight at the same time. Qe8!? Rxb7? b5!. Rc8+! Nf3 and it is only White who is playing for a win. Bf6! Black is preparing a comfortable g7- square for his king. Bd2. g3?! White is loosening the position of his own king.

I doubt that the black rook is placed better on a8 compared to f8. b3 d5! On the other hand, Black has this breakthrough move in the center. This is a drawback of White’s setup. f4 Neg4! leads either to crazy complications or to a simple transposition of moves. f4! Rxc3!? exd5 Qxd5 Black has a big advantage due to the weakness of the b3-pawn in White’s camp. Rxc3!? This move is aimed at complicating the issue at any cost! An exchange for a pawn is not such high price. e5 Ne4! Qf3! Nxe4 dxe4 and upon a closer look Black has promising counterplay.

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2001 Astana Tournament Book

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