Originally posted by Mad RookHm, not sure how long it will be to some are 'rediscovered'....for example im not sure what improvements Kasparov found in the Evans Gambit but he did find them and brough the opening back into the lime light after it had been out of fashion for ages. Who knows what hes sitting on.
I can understand your disappointment, but I'm not sure I'd say it's a shame. It's his work, and he can do with it what he wants - keep it in case he un-retires (although I think this is unlikely), sell it later to someone else, give it away, or take it to his grave, lol. And, the longer he sits on it, the more likely it is that others will eventually come u ...[text shortened]... e the work, I don't think it would be a tragedy. He did give us decades of top-level chess.
Originally posted by BedlamThe last paragraph dismisses the problem. Kaspy's 'surprises' are nevertheless being found by others and coming into play. It takes many GM's to make a complete opening theory; the loss of one GM, even a former world champ, really shouldn't stifle things that much.
Kasparov in an interview yesterday said he wont share his opening secrets with fellow chess players. While I can see his reasons for doing this its a bit of a shame for the game over all since I really cant see Kasparov coming back and using them in serious games.
The broadcast was rather choppy but I think he said he keeps his databases up to date and sees suprises he prepared 4 years back coming into play now.