Kasparov - World Chess Match. Commentary by Jude Acers
Chess News Las Vegas FIDE World Championship
|New Orleans, Louisiana- August 09, 1999 .
Special analysis for ChessLab by Jude Acers -- chessmaster & the record holder
mentioned in Guinness Book of Records (see Jude Acers
World Chess Tours)
THE KASPAROV VERSUS THE WORLD game has already taken a turn of consternation. Many late moving team members awoke yesterday to find they were defending the Sicilian Defense. Only 44% of world team players essayed the choice and team members Krush,Pahtz,Bacrot will forever be labeled "the forty four percenters" and it will be indeed one long hot summer for these wonderful players..
I joined the world team late and shot out my world class only defense 1...e7-e5 which defeated Grandmaster Walter Browne in a game voted world top ten by Informator's 5 grandmaster panel. I used it to draw with Fischer in 1964 and scored 11 times with it versus world class opposition, losing only to World junior champion Kaplan. But no...I like many other players worldwide now find myself knee deep in it, mud to the knees already. We have been led down the primrose lane by our steering committee, the three musketeers, admittedly those of genius....However, Mr. Salov, world top 25 grandmaster has just informed me that major computer analysis has shown that Kasparov has all professional main variations he employs up to 150 moves deep with all endgames. Folks , this is a main variation! He now employs computers only for all preparation. Thank you Mr. Salov.....
I am a loyal member of the world team but wish to pass word that ...I saw an abandoned service station a mile back with a huge sign WELCOME TO DEATH VALLEY hA! hA! hA! It was rented (and autographed) by Garry Kasparov. Another sign with a pointer read "Little Big Horn just 1,205 miles north" ....atop the sign were four scavenging birds not yet ready to fly above but looking ready lean and mean.... I squinted my eyes at mirror-like images all around the valley at high noon, looking at Indians in the distance. But I realized that smoke signals would be the Indian message, and could not be mirrors. Sure enough the glint in the distance was indeed metal...about 100 cannons all aimed in our direction.
This is my first report from the front after 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6. Please note: our young crew now vote on only one move nowadays. They are circling the wagons! An 800 pound lady is singing in the far wing...
After the idea of Grandmaster Rossolimo (3. Bb5+) the world team is spared the tremendous problems of a two pawn center and development center which would have occurred with 3. d4. Mr. Kasparov has literally saved the world team. With the sensible 3...Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 Black can counter White's space with great care and many of the worlds greatest players will massively assist our young team to see that this occurs! The major problem is that the steering team has only limited time to post its 4 moves and a complete save policy for the middlegame and ending must be worked out totally for our team...
The world number one player is trying to gain space with 5.c2-c4 which will allow the world team to play the (expected 5...Nb8-c6 with good development, fully equal prospects. This has been deeply worked out by A.Shirov, the world number 2 ranked grandmaster. In my opinion the explanatory work by team consultants/analysts I. Krush, E.Bacrot, F. Felecan,E.Pahtz and moderator King is dead center reality. However , the crack analytical team of grandmaster Paul Benko (New York), problem grandmaster Milan Vukcevich (Cleveland) and San Francisco problemist Robert E. Burger ("Burgermeister") should be asked to prepare all endgames for the team right now as they are developing. They certainly are following the game... The world team will have scant time to post its all-important four move recommendations when delicate endgames are involved. It is necessary to leave the 20-22 hours for team voting worldwide. I am, of course assuming the team will live to get to an endgame...In addition, team moderator Mr. Danny King must get cracking on the back up emergency "safe move", that is encourage one player to play for safety only as a suggested back up move while the other masters seek initiative... With the world-wide voting process, should a terrible error be found in the 24 hour voting period, the team could move to the back-up suggested move on the board. (There absolutely would not be time to e-mail or private bulletin enough votes unless the team was quite fortunate to discover a problem very early in the voting with a 4-0 suggestion that loses!)...Under no circumstances should the team ever put the same move in all four slots unless the move is mandatory or purely common sense.
A powerful bind for Kasparov appears possible 7...g6 8.d4 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bg7 10.Nd4-e2! (Krush) and now 10...O-O 11.f3 Rf8-d8 12.Be3! Ra8-c8 13.Qd2! Ne8 14.Ra1-c1 Nf6 15.b3 Ne8 16.Nf4! (Acers) with the idea of 17.Qd2-f2 a weakening invasion via Nc3-b5 in view. World team members who enjoy defending a great deal (like New Orleans player "Louisiana Lightning" FIDE Master Wayne Trosclair) will have a long summer of grim practice. As for the rest of us...it is now clear that Kasparov has really understood that the position is perfect to play against the world team and offers little counterplay.
Black has a very difficult game which our young but inexperienced chess wizards have to explain to thousands of people with only a few hours time before posting four suggested moves. Miss Krush has only 2-4 hours at crisis time to suggest a reply...Kasparov, now unquestionably the greatest player of all time has 24 hours! I posted a simple bind variation showing the problem one week ago, warned that Grandmaster's N4e2 was a long bind, thus predicting Kasparov's move all the way for ChessLab. Don't blame me, please, world team for getting us into this knee-deep mess... we are now informed (by deep four page-long analysis) by Ms. Krush, the great U.S. Woman's Chess Champion who will play for $500,000 in Moldavia later this year that she is frantic to carry the fight to Kasparov with the new theory ... Qd7-e6 (Khalifman and Miss Pahtz) and not.... castling immediately which Miss Krush certainly now realizes is absolutely not equal. It makes no difference, massive work is ahead for me in my New Orleans apartment as I am really going to work to find out how to hold the middlegame whichever path is chosen. I assure you that I am only one of many...now that the middlegame has approached and Miss Krush, Miss Pahtz, and Mr. Bacrot "The forty four percenters" who voted for the Sicilian Defense versus Mr. Kasparov (??) have led us to a cliff I have no intention of jumping off with them. The big boys are starting to roll. We will find something... Mr. Burger? Mr. Vukcevich? Mr.Christiansen? Mr. Seirawan?? Time to roll, gentlemen...
World team plays 10...Qe6, Kasparov replies 1l. Nc3-d5 and now world team intends 11...Qxe4!! (Khalifman) 12.Nd5-c7+ Ke8-d7 13. Nc7xa8 Qxc4! with formidable compensation and spirited holding chances.."Dynamic material balance"- Grandmaster Danny King " " I cannot believe my eyes -- wonderful two female matadors, veritable Manolete stock and trade" -Acers....... A daring counterstroke suggested by two young girls has shocked the entire world chess team which ACCEPTED THEIR MOVE 10... Qd7-e6 (with their go -for- it- now counterplay, in depth four page analysis)... with the totally wild no-free-ride for Mr. Kasparov - sacrifice of a rook for a knight and two formidable Kasparov's center pawns leaving black's monarch in the center while all this is going on! It has the endorsement of the world top 50-th player Khalifman and against all odds this game is going to be one theoretical monster and a thriller, really living up to its advance billing. Mr. Kasparov, clearly anticipating an easy life (never dreaming that a nightmare from two feisty female masters not out of their teens would knock on his door) is going to be squirming in his chair when he sees their analysis up close and personal..... For ChessLab: I will not lie. I never dreamed that the world team would follow Miss Krush and youngster Pahtz into this hair raising line so will go out on a limb and say that I would play it as black against a good US national master at least. It is, I guarantee you, about to get the acid test like no variation in chess history.... Look Elisabeth and Irina, Capablanca (Cuban world chess champion 1921-1927) stated in MY CHESS CAREER that "If a player believes a move is good he (she!) must play it and not be fearful of the consequences. Experience is the best teacher." But did our feisty fierce ladies have to put us to the test right away? The hair is rising. This is wild beyond measure. O.K... Here we go. "I BELIEVE IT IS PLAYABLE (with prayer)"-Acers.. 90-100% compensation (Acers) I repeat, how is your endgame, world team? Brushed up on it lately? If it needs work , don't worry , you will love this summer...
Grandmaster Chess School of St. Petersburg, Russia which first broached this
ASTOUNDING (no games in ChessLab) possibility to the feisty, fierce ladies of the Zone
advisory World Chess Team, now considers the forced 12.Nxc7+ Kd7 13.Nxa8 Qxc4 14.Nb6+ axb6
with powerful middlegame and endgame in prospect - initiative and pawn mass for black.
CONTINUATION: 15.Nc3 A) 15...d5 16.Be3 d4 with some risk to black's
monarch in all cases -- no way versus Mr. Kasparov. B) Absolutely safe
appears 15...Rh8-d8 preparing to hide Black's king at e8-f8. After 16. Be3 b5 17. Rc1 b4
18. Na4 Qb5 "We think it is all fine for Black: 19.Rc5 Qa6 20. Rc1 Ke8. "Seems
to be the most reasonable line."
Black has a powerful compensation for his misplaced king in the middlegame. Extensive analysis worldwide led by US Woman's champion Irene Krush (Smartchess) and Grandmaster Khalifman St. Petersburg, of Russia' (Grandmaster Chess School) Online ...convinced me that Mr. Kasparov has at best a draw and will have to fight for it immediately. I call attention to the mistake made by the Microsoft Zone sponsors that did not anticipate the hyperactive Qe6!! theoretical daring of Madame Krush and crew...there is NO "I claim a draw by three time repetition" button, NO "I claim a draw by stalemate, I claim a draw by perpetual check, NO "How are you today Mr. Kasparov, will you accept a draw?"option...this is actually coming into view in the analysis. Again Black appears has at least a draw versus the world's number one ranked player. And they can thank Krush. A box of Loretta's Homemade Praline Candies are to be mailed to her upon completion of the game from the New Orleans French Market Corporation. And I intend to ask Grandmaster Seirawan to forward her some famous Seattle salmon for outstanding work. #Acers
The sensational difference in world opinion in the position has the whole chess
world lining up in totally different directions. BLACK STANDS WELL. KRUSH RECOMMENDS
...R-A8 While ...Khalifman goes with ....b5. Acers and Felecan played ...d5.
All are tremendous problems for Kasparov to beat.
You thought the chess world was a quiet place? Brace yourself.... A tirade of
angry GRANDMASTER CHESS SCHOOL ( top Russian grandmaster Khalifman-St. Petersburg, Russia)
has been printed with a fiery denunciation of Irina Krush for playing 15....Ra8
instead of the deeply analyzed by GCS recommendation 15... b5. In a shocking
language printed all over the globe- it must be read to be believed- Khalifman and
crew maintain that they are viewed as "some dirty Russians...what do they know
in some far off place" and their article keep raging on from there. Krush has no such
views, she tried her best, called it as she thought was safest......Khalifman correctly
refuted several Krush computer driven lines but that does not make him any saintly paragon
of annotative virtue -- huge errors and oversights are now coming to view as all
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES! Greatly aided by a stunning and highly questionable positional waiting move by Kasparov (rather than required simple direct development) the world chess chess team has coasted to an almost certain draw versus World number one player Garry Kasparov. After the unexpected 15...Ra8?! by Krush, ridiculed worldwide by top grandmasters, Kasparov simply did not wish to dare further middlegame analysis visibly being worked out before his eyes in support of Krush & World team and went for 16.a4 (?) which has nothing to do with the insecure position of Black's king and their ominous development. Black struck back massively in the center with 16...Ne4! and now appears to have equality in a trot. The world team miracle girl strikes again and now Kasparov, apparently unsteady in this middlegame, has virtually no winning chances according to Grandmaster Khalifman of Grandmaster Chess School, who must now really eat his words...Ms. Krush rolled the dice, gave Kasparov a problem he simply refused to handle with direct simple attack. Waiting will not cut it with this now very serious and well organized world team. I consider Black dead equal and even prefer the Black pieces all the way now. We can only thank Mr. Kasparov.
With thousands of people per hour trying to download the Irene Krush "we are ok- do not worry!" analysis after 17.Nxe4 Qxe4, the entire network for her red hot Smart Chess Online analysis forum has to shut off traffic at 4pm EST on Saturday! Local players tried it more than 100 times and could not get through! A 'sorry too many people' sign is unheard of for chess events with the exception of the legendary Deep Blue - Kasparov event ...The coming move feared by everyone is the Kasparov obvious threat 18.Qb3 attacking f7 and b6. This is dealt with by 18...Nd4 with wonderful complications which no published analysis fears until today. GM Khalifman from Grandmaster Chess School now expresses fear and surprise, wondering what the world team has overlooked.
St. Petersburg, Russia July 25 - International Grandmaster A.
Khalifman has apologized for derogatory remarks, joining forces with 15 year old
SERIOUS WINNING CHANCES FOR WORLD TEAM, GAME BECOMES VERY VIOLENT, Black appears better in all endgames... ChessLab/Jude Acers had more time to analyze 18.Qd1-b3 f7-f5!! 19. Bc1-g5. U.S. Women chess champion Irene Krush and her trainer Grandmaster Giorgi Kacheishvili were unable to find anything whatsoever wrong with their two lines now suggested. Acers, going further than their unclear verdict, believes that Black pawns cannot be stopped in the following variation: 19...Qe4-b4! (played by Acers today in his vote for world team) 20. Qf7 Be5! 21.h3! (Krush and Kacheishvili).. Acers believes that their suggestion a/ 21...Rxa4 (naturally planned long ago by Madame Krush..why in the world do you think she moved her rook long ago to a8 in the first place!) 22. Rxa4 Qxa4 23.Qxh7 Bxb2 24.Qxg6 Qe4 is NOT unclear but allows a powerful direct center pawn sweep toward pawn promotion with Black's cleric notably paramount. NO LOSING CHANCES FOR BLACK IN ACERS OPINION.. .This variation eliminates all apparent counterplay against Black's king by another exchange. If correct, this endgame can also be analyzed some 20 moves deep by the Khalifman Grandmaster Chess School. In addition, Acers points out that the plan would be step by step EASILY EXPLAINED by Irene Krush in her 'leader of the pack' role for the world team on MSN ZONE "SUGGESTED MOVES FOR THE TEAM" PAGE. A SIMPLE PLAN is mandatory to eliminate Kasparov's options.
As predicted, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the simple powerful play of Black and already any exchange of queens is out of the question for the number one player of all time. Expected now is 20.Qf7 Be5!! 21.h3! when Khalifman recommends ...Rh8 awaiting more analysis. In total disagreement, Acers/ ChessLab believes that 21...Rxa4 is a deadly draw-in-hand material with winning chances only for black. The fantastic work done on this position by the great St. Petersburg player Khalifman (and believe me, folks, we haven't seen anything yet...wait until Khalifman closes in for the kill!) and mighty assimilation of world team efforts, courteous treatment of all people by Irena Krush has electrified & unified the chess world..... Granted her 15 minutes of fame decreed by Andy Warhol, Ms. Krush now heads into the next century as one of the most important chess personalities EVER at the tender age of 15. I have never seen anything like this in one half century of the chess greats I have known. She is ready for the Wheaties cereal box & mass media ride... The Hastings International Christmas tourney (England) has already invited her to play. Mr. Khalifman still keeps getting in his jabs, again mentioning yesterday that 15...Ra8 (the phantom rook to nowhere pass move by Krush!) was mistaken and 15...b5 was correct. He overlooks reality: Krush's astounding second best roll of the dice led to the blunder 16. a4? by Kasparov which (as pointed out immediately by Jude Acers/ChessLab) lost three moves in effect immediately. Nothing will ever change reality patio for Mr. Kasparov: he was eyeballed unbelievably by a fifteen year old courageous chessmaster who realized she could not analyze the complications for the world team with confidence... and she made a daring last second deadline of a rook passing move. By a miracle it worked, and she transformed a terrific 'can do' position into a real chess killer that Mr. Khalifman WOULD NEVER HAVE GOTTEN OTHERWISE. This is what immortal chess author, GM S. Tartakower calls "the equalizing injustice of chess."
August 12,1999 26...Bc5! (Grandmaster chess school) was a safe draw -in- hand
effort to win but by a tiny (less than one percent!) margin, the
On 28. h4 Black will parry with 28..b7-b5 freezing Whites
On 28. h4 Black will parry with 28..b7-b5 freezing Whitesplay entirely as ...Qc4 will jam White out of the queen's wing, at least holding in all variations. It appears that Black is still far preferable and it remains to be seen if Kasparov will head for a draw or play for the loss.
Both Qe4-c4 and even the immediate push of the powerful black b pawn now appear to effortlessly draw for Black in worldwide team analysis. We owe it all to Mr. Smejkal, Czech veteran grandmaster who invented 10...Qe6!!, Ms. Krush for her fantastic team unity, red hot analysis, her notable explanatory prose, world class courtesy and manners, and of course greatest thanks to super GM, one man steering committee Mr. F7-F5 , "a surprise for Kasparov" indeed, Grandmaster Chess School's pride and joy- A. Khalifman ( and current Las Vegas World Chess Championship quarterfinalist who is right now gunning for the world title -$600,000+ as I write!! While all of this has been going on...Khalifman is a survivor, 1 of 4 players remaining from the 100 original Indians in the hunt for $600,000 and the Chess Championship of the World -- see Round 6). The REMATCH OF THE CENTURY, now worth millions to Kasparov and MSN Zone game also appears seriously on. The world will of course have the White pieces and Ms.Krush and Mr. Khalifman are already warming up! ( He sneaked away in game one....we will get him this time!) in that second encounter...There is, as of today, absolutely no draw -by-three time repetition or "Sir will you accept a draw?" button for world team players to employ. Unexplainable.
15 year old world chess sensation Irene Krush was ridiculed widely for
"unnecessary risk" in steering the World Chess Team to an active middlegame
(With no losing chances for Black whatsoever-Jude Acers/ ChessLab). With 26...f5-f4!!-
endorsed immediately by Jude Acers/ChessLab as "going for it like Mr. Shirov and
Attila the Hun"- was today also confirmed correct by an an all grandmaster team
and apologetic open- to- the public-www.gmchess.spb.ru/english/kasworld/sici56.html)
article by Grandmaster Alexander Khalifman and Grandmaster Chess School. ("Well, we
used to criticize this move, we were wrong.")... Now realizing that the fantastic
solo courage by Krush (the chessic Lindbergh) has led them straight to a lucky draw with
Kasparov- he found nothing yesterday in the middlegame but hopes to block
black's looming pawn mass... and with draw in hand for Black. Kasparov has avoided
....Qf8 which Jude Acers/ChessLab also determined as playable and certain draw minimum for
Black). After 30. Qf5+ Qe6..... To repeat what Acers/ChessLab alone
published instantly more than one month ago and which was totally proven worldwide:
Black has a draw in hand at all times,NO LOSING CHANCES... has the better position. The
position is absolutely better for black, better piece placement, mobile pawns on unopposed
open queens wing, dormant white rook for Kasparov, superior king position for the endgame
AND NO ATTACKING CHANCES FOR THE GREATEST ATTACKING PLAYER WHO EVER LIVE... A fantastic
novelty 10...Qe6 has been proven valid. With a sure draw and souvenir T-shirt in
hand ..( At game conclusion Miss Krush also receives, believe me folks we are not a
kidding, a package of Miss Lorettas Pralines from the New Orleans French Market and
we will ask Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan in Seattle for some of the promised famous salmon
shipped to her pronto as well.)..the world team now prepares for THE
REMATCH OF THE CENTURY... it is surely going to be a million dollar payday for Kasparov
(he deserves it after being hit with 10...Qe6!!- the theoretical novelty of the
decade) and he will of course play the Black pieces. Madame Krush will of
course captain our team. And ChessLab/ Acers will be totally packed, tanned, ready to
travel as well. Irena PLEASE, 1. d4, NOT 1.e4. Thank you very much. I can
stand one murderous middlegame in a year, two will press fate. YOU DO KNOW Madame
Krush what is going to happen if you play 1. e4?. THAT OPENING AGAIN. ..We barely got out
alive once, our knees are still covered in mud.
This great move was recommended by the new FIDE champion GM Khalifman. There are two main ideas behind it: (1) free up the e7 square for the Black knight, so that it could help defend against the White pawns' onslaught (2) protect the Black king from a possible check from g8 square. For full Khalifman analysis refer to http://www.gmchess.spb.ru/english/kasworld/sici71.html.
After 38...Ne7! J. Acers position evaluation is still 1/2-1/2 with endgame deeply worked out to at least two apparent drawing lines by four teams worldwide. September 3,1999...Kasparov's Kh1!!! was a fantastic surprise however...
September 6, 1999. Black has 39... Kc4 attacking the queenside and promotion of one or both pawns and a draw in mind. Amazingly, a second plan, just 39... Ke6 is also holding the draw in many variations... Nothing of the sort mentioned by World number one rated player Kasparov (that it is not possible to prove a win for white or a draw for black see Kasparov's commentary) and seems to hold up in analysis --.it sure looks like a certain draw in two different ways. The eager beaver internet investigators in 79 countries (so far) that have logged on to play are apparently on to everything, and FIDE world chess champion Khalifman/ Grandmaster Chess School (forewarned, justifiably shocked by Kasparov's simply fabulous endgame surprise- Kh1!!) update now using color coded hot line analysis as it cooks in.. . The major ammunition will naturally come when Kasparov actually commits himself to 39.Rf1-d1 e7-e5! (expected) 40.Be3 or 40.Bc1
September 13, 1999 New York. Garry Kasparov, World No. One Chess Player, will be forced to take a draw despite his magnificent effort and what he described as "hundreds of hours of work, more than I have ever spent on any other game". The world chess team in 79 confirmed countries, employing what 15 year old Irene Krush rightly calls "brute force methods", has now analyzed every possible endgame to failsafe draws in their one- move -a -day three month titanic battle "one for the record books!".. There can be no doubt now as to the result and simply fabulous work has been done on both sides of the chess board. A fascinating inside war is developing amongst world players who want to shorten the game by negotiation, agreeing to a draw with Kasparov! 'No way' says Krush and her legions, one move a day keeps the chess doctor away...and keeps Krush in the limelight...
Kasparov has played 47.Ke4-f5 and the world chess team now has an absolutely certain draw with the expected 47...b1 =Q !! leaving the world's most dangerous attacking player with his king blocking his remaining second pawn (needing 4 moves to queen) and badly placed for the endgame after 48. Rxb1 Kxb1 49.Kxg6 d2 50. h8=Q d2-d1 =Q with a dead draw in all variations, worked on by the worlds leading professional players for more than one month. FIDE chess champion A. Khalifman who has done fantastic analysis on this really historical marathon (94 days and counting!..."One for the record books if there ever was one!"- Kasparov) now comments: "Black has fine chances to draw, though White's 'g' pawn is very dangerous"...this was our initial (and rather superficial!) estimation of the ending. Now we would rather think that the Black d-pawn is not less dangerous than the White pawn. The white pawn needs 3 moves to turn into a queen (g5-g6-g7-g8Q) and White has to lose one more tempo for king retreat in order to make way for the free advance of his pawn. White will spend one tempo for centralizing his Queen (otherwise Black will check Kasparov's king forever). Totally, White needs 5 tempos. Black needs the same amount to queen his d-pawn (Black Queen at d1 will retreat with a checking move on white's King so a tempo will not be lost here). So, a new couple of queens will appear at the same time at the board. THEREFORE CHANCES IN THE ENDING ARE ABSOLUTELY EQUAL. (FIDE chess champion Khalifman and 20 grandmasters in the St. Petersburg,Russia area provide three full pages of analysis showing how black draws easily at GRANDMASTER CHESS SCHOOL http://www.gmchess.spb.ru/english/kasworld/sici90.html This game is history.
Jude Acers/ChessLab confirms that all world chess analytical web sites list a certain draw. High fiving, wild living, wild cyber celebration is raging rampant on internet locations checked for hours by Acers. It has been 110 days so far, an experience never to be forgotten by players in 84 countries. Many years ago the great chess teacher S. Tarrasch commented that he was sad for those who do not know chess, the royal game ...just as he would be sad to note someone who does not know love. This once in a lifetime Internet experience taps our shoulders gently as we move on to whatever awaits us. 55...Qf3+ expected. Detailed analysis is at http://WWW.GMCHESS.SPB.RU/ENGLISH/KASWORLD/SICI106.html
A large number of world chess team members have refused to follow the elementary blockade with 58...Qf5! (world chess champion Khalifman and six world top 10 players and worked out extensively in print for more than one week.) A tragic bad day, indeed! At the suggestion of E.Bacrot, grandmaster, the team blundered horribly and will now LOSE BY PUBLISHED ANALYSIS ALREADY ONE WEEK OLD. It is not known how Bacrot refused the suggestion of Irene Krush, world chess champion Khalifman and dozens of other analysts and led the team to pick a forced loss..Kasparov simply walks his king out of the way of his pawn and queens it before the incredulous view of players all over the world who saw quite easily that this could not be allowed. Now 58...Qe4?? ( An unbelievable 49 per cent of the vote versus 44 percent for the game saving 58...Qf5!) loses to 59. Qg1+ Kb2 60. Qf2+ and both f4 and h4 are covered totally allowing the world's highest rated player Kasparov (now in seventh heaven as he has been given a monster present by world team players who full well knew that this line existed already!) to exit with his king to f6 and queen his pawn..the Black pawn interfering tragically with counterplay. Grandmaster Chess School published all this, found Qe4?? losing one week ago.Angry and hateful letters between chess players all over the world are covering MSN game zone bulletin boards. Jude Acers/ChessLab warned long ago of the absolute necessity of one endgame unity in voting. Overlooked, it will now cost the game...
October 18, 1999. Kasparov vs. World match wraps up with a horrible fiasco
with Microsoft losing a move suggestion by I. Krush (?). Reuters, Yahoo,world wide
media now hot on the story, fraud charged. Jude Acers/ChessLab believes that
Kasparov's victory was richly earned -- he hung in there grimly, kept the game alive
period. The World's move 58...Qe4?? suggested by E. Bacrot was listed as losing in all
variations given on October 10-th by FIDE champion Khalifman and Grandmaster Chess School.
It appeared full one week before the World was led astray by French grandmaster and
national champion E. Bacrot. Bacrot's suggestion lost outright -- immediately at
2:04 AM EST Friday October 15, 1999.
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