Kasparov Berlin Wall

by Cecil



Garry Kasparov is one of the most renowned Chess players of all the times and the most important thing is that he stated playing chess from his young age. He was born in 1963 and came in to chess field at his age of 10 and from 1973 he played chess till 2005 and he has won the world championship title and he ranked No.1 player for most of that time. This game is Kasparov vs. Kramnik from the Classical World Championship in 2000:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4

Both players fight for the initiative in the game.

5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5

Kasparov struggles to gain the upperhand in the opening and now he will take Kramnik's right to castle.

8.Qxd8 Kxd8 9.Nc3 Bd7 10.b3 h6

Kramnik's defense is solid and Kasparov will have trouble breaking through.

11.Bb2 Kc8 12.h3 b6 13.Rad1 Ne7!

Kramnik prevents Kasparov from playing 14.Nd5 and makes him switch plans.

14.Ne2 Ng6 15.Ne1 h5 16.Nd3 c5

Kramnik is denying Kasparov the space he needs to take the advantage.

17.c4 a5 18.a4 h4 19.Nc3 Be6

Kasparov has a slight lead but it's difficult to make a win from this position.

20.Nd5 Kb7 21.Ne3 Rh5 22.Bc3 Re8 23.Rd2 Kc8 24.f4 Ne7 25.Nf2 Nf5

The position is completely blockaded and neither player has any real chances.


Play through this instructive Kasparov-Kramnik encounter to learn how to contain a World Champion.

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