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  1. 05 Dec '12 03:37
    A long time ago I watched an annotated Kasparov game where he had his opponent in sort of a super-zugzwang. He literally couldn't move any piece.

    Not much to go on, but do any of you know which game I'm talking about? I want to watch it again.
  2. 05 Dec '12 03:48
    Sorry, it doesn't come to mind, but this does remind me of a similar story. A friend of mine was always in search of a Botvinnik game (possible a Reti Opening) where he opened from the flank, destroyed the center, and just marched the d and e pawns down the board in the middlegame. It sounded awesome, but I don't think I ever found it.
  3. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    05 Dec '12 04:34
    Perhaps this game?

  4. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    05 Dec '12 04:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Perhaps this game?

    [pgn][Event "Linares"]
    [Site "Linares"]
    [Date "1990.??.??"]
    [EventDate "?"]
    [Round "9"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [White "Artur Yusupov"]
    [Black "Garry Kasparov"]
    [ECO "E69"]
    [WhiteElo "?"]
    [BlackElo "?"]
    [PlyCount "126"]

    1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.d4 d6 6.O-O Nbd7 7.Nc3
    e5 8.h3 c6 9.e4 Qb6 10.c5 dxc5 11.dxe5 Ne8 12. ...[text shortened]... Rh1 Ke5 59.Rh2 f6 60.Rh1 Ke4 61.Rh2 Kf4
    62.Rh1 Bg2 63.Rh2 Rg3 0-1[/pgn]
    If it wasn't that game maybe it should have been.
  5. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    05 Dec '12 05:04
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    If it wasn't that game maybe it should have been.
    Yeh it's a bit special! No one will ever top Nimzo's though!!

    (with Nimzo's notes...)
  6. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    05 Dec '12 14:54
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    A long time ago I watched an annotated Kasparov game where he had his opponent in sort of a super-zugzwang. He literally couldn't move any piece.

    Not much to go on, but do any of you know which game I'm talking about? I want to watch it again.
    Good to see you back in circulation!
  7. 05 Dec '12 21:55
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Yeh it's a bit special! No one will ever top Nimzo's though!!

    (with Nimzo's notes...)
    [pgn][Event "Copenhagen"]
    [Site "Copenhagen"]
    [Date "1923.??.??"]
    [EventDate "?"]
    [Round "?"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [White "Friedrich Saemisch"]
    [Black "Aron Nimzowitsch"]
    [ECO "E18"]
    [WhiteElo "?"]
    [BlackElo "?"]
    [PlyCount "50"]

    1. d4 {Notes by Nimzowitsch} ...[text shortened]... , willy-nilly, eventually throw himself upon the
    sword.} 0-1[/pgn]
    Two exclamation points do not constitute notes.
  8. 05 Dec '12 23:22
    Originally posted by ParShooter
    Two exclamation points do not constitute notes.
    If you look at the original post when after you click "Reply and Quote" you will notice that there actually were notes.... However, RHP has a bias against Nimzo and as such will not allow his annotations to be viewed.
  9. 06 Dec '12 01:53
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    If you look at the original post when after you click "Reply and Quote" you will notice that there actually were notes.... However, RHP has a bias against Nimzo and as such will not allow his annotations to be viewed.
    Where can I find the complete game notes?
  10. 06 Dec '12 02:03
    Originally posted by ParShooter
    Where can I find the complete game notes?
    Click 'Reply & Quote' on Marinkatomb's post and look in the box that is marked 'Quoted Post'
  11. 06 Dec '12 02:05
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Yeh it's a bit special! No one will ever top Nimzo's though!!

    (with Nimzo's notes...)
    [pgn][Event "Copenhagen"]
    [Site "Copenhagen"]
    [Date "1923.??.??"]
    [EventDate "?"]
    [Round "?"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [White "Friedrich Saemisch"]
    [Black "Aron Nimzowitsch"]
    [ECO "E18"]
    [WhiteElo "?"]
    [BlackElo "?"]
    [PlyCount "50"]

    1. d4 {Notes by Nimzowitsch} ...[text shortened]... , willy-nilly, eventually throw himself upon the
    sword.} 0-1[/pgn]
  12. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    06 Dec '12 07:40
    Originally posted by ParShooter
    Where can I find the complete game notes?
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1102400
  13. 06 Dec '12 08:20
    perhaps Ivanchuk-Kasparov 1991 Linares
  14. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    06 Dec '12 12:01
    Originally posted by bolty
    perhaps Ivanchuk-Kasparov 1991 Linares
    Great game! I don't remember it featuring zugzwang though..?
  15. 06 Dec '12 19:19
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Great game! I don't remember it featuring zugzwang though..?
    YouTube

    You're right... I remembered the huge squeeze of this game and the 2N vs 2B but forgot how it finished up. A top 5 game of all time for me regardless.