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Garry Kasparov vs Mikhail Tal
Tbilisi 1978 Â· Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Variation (C69)
[White "Garry Kasparov"]
[Black "Mikhail Tal"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O f6 6.d4 Bg4
7.dxe5 Qxd1 8.Rxd1 fxe5 9.Rd3 Bd6 10.Nbd2 Nf6 11.Nc4 O-O
12.Nfxe5 Be2 13.Re3 Bxc4 14.Nxc4 Bc5 15.Rf3 Nxe4 16.Be3 Rxf3
17.gxf3 Nd6 1/2-1/2 Notes from Wiki:
Kasparov became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985 at the age of 22 by defeating then-champion Anatoly Karpov. He held the official FIDE world title until 1993, when a dispute with FIDE led him to set up a rival organization, the Professional Chess Association. He continued to hold the "Classical" World Chess Championship until his defeat by Vladimir Kramnik in 2000. He was the first world champion to lose a match to a computer under standard time controls, when he lost to Deep Blue in 1997.
Kasparov's ratings achievements include being rated world No. 1 according to Elo rating almost continuously from 1986 until his retirement in 2005. He achieved a peak rating of 2851, which was the highest recorded until 2013. He was the world No. 1 ranked player for 255 months, nearly three times as long as his closest rival, Anatoly Karpov. Kasparov also holds records for consecutive tournament victories and Chess Oscars.
Kasparov announced his retirement from professional chess on 10 March 2005, so that he could devote his time to politics and writing. He formed the United Civil Front movement, and joined as a member of The Other Russia, a coalition opposing the administration and policies of Vladimir Putin. In 2008, he announced an intention to run as a candidate in the 2008 Russian presidential race, but failure to find a sufficiently large rental space to assemble the number of supporters that is legally required to endorse such a candidacy, led him to withdraw. Although he is widely regarded in the West as a symbol of opposition to Putin, support for him as a candidate was low. He is currently on the board of directors for the Human Rights Foundation. Mikhail Tal (Latvian: Mihails TÄls; Russian: ÐœÐ¸Ñ…Ð°Ð¸Ð» ÐÐµÑ…ÐµÐ¼ÑŒÐµÐ²Ð¸Ñ‡ Ð¢Ð°Ð»ÑŒ, Michail Nechem'eviÄ Tal, pronounced [mÊ²ixÊŒËˆiÉ« nÊ²ÉªËˆxÉ›mÊ²ÉªvÊ²itÍ¡É• Ëˆtal]; sometimes transliterated Mihails Tals or Mihail Tal; November 9, 1936 -- June 28, 1992) was a Soviet-Latvian chess Grandmaster and the eighth World Chess Champion (from 1960 to 1961).
Widely regarded as a creative genius and the best attacking player of all time, he played in a daring, combinational style. His play was known above all for improvisation and unpredictability. Every game, he once said, was as inimitable and invaluable as a poem. He was often called "Misha", a diminutive for Mikhail, and "The magician from Riga". Both The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games (Burgess, Nunn & Emms 2004) and Modern Chess Brilliancies (Evans 1970) include more games by Tal than any other player. Tal was also a highly regarded chess writer. He also holds the records for both the first and second longest unbeaten streaks in competitive chess history.
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