[Event "Chester Simultaneous"] [Site "?"] [Date "1989.05.06"] [Round "?"] [White "Kasparov, Garry"] [Black "Furness, Robert"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D35"] [WhiteElo "2775"] [BlackElo "1630"] [Annotator "Furness,Robert"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "1989.??.??"] {[%evp 0,70,16,28,26,-14,-23,3,4,-36,-16,-51,-12,13,29,20,0,-8,0,49,66,66,79, 66,146,128,125,115,115,117,136,74,102,75,85,68,51,37,37,11,20,-17,11,6,14,-40, 8,-12,-12,-12,1,1,7,-23,7,-31,-3,-70,-69,-67,-67,-77,-84,-112,-72,-640,-375, -366,-371,-371,-371,-388,-420]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Bd3 Nc6 8. Nge2 Nb4 9. Bb1 Be6 $6 {better would have been c5 or h6} 10. a3 Na6 11. Nf4 {the speed with which Kasparov was walking around the boards, blitzing out the opening moves was very intimidating. Perhaps in recognition of the strength of his opponents no 'passes' were allowed and Black was expected to move the instant he arrived at your board.} h6 $2 { in a panic, and not having had time to calculate my planned c5 i was hustled into making a move - any move} 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. Qd3 Re8 {around this time i was looking around the other 29 boards hoping not to be the first person to lose...} 14. Qh7+ Kf8 15. h4 $6 {far be it for me to be critical of White's play but after this odd move just possibly my rope-a-dope opening is beginning to pay dividends...} Ke7 {on the basis a moving target would be harder to hit i began my king walk, missing an opportunity to equalise with Bxd4} (15... Bxd4 $1 16. Nxe6+ Rxe6 17. O-O Bxc3 18. bxc3 Nc5 $11) 16. Qd3 Qd7 17. Nxe6 Qxe6 18. Qb5 Bxd4 19. Nxd5+ Kf8 20. O-O $6 (20. Nxc7 Nxc7 21. Qb4+ Kg8 22. Qxd4 $11 Rad8 23. Qc5 Nd5 24. O-O $14) 20... Be5 {with games finishing elsewhere around the 'ring' Kasparov was returning to my board far too quickly and i wasn't able to calculate c6 in time so instead opted for what i thought was a safe continuation} (20... c6 $1 21. Nf4 cxb5 22. Nxe6+ Rxe6 23. exd4 $17) 21. Nf4 Qb6 22. Qd3 Bxb2 {later in the day this move drew laughter from the analysts in the commentary room (and spectators too). i remember feeling mildly offended by this reaction at the time, and 30 years later i feel fully vindicated. ok, Rad8 is a good alternative but the engines don't finding anything wrong with my plan. i was simply ahead of my time!!} 23. Ra2 Be5 24. Qh7 Rad8 25. Rc2 Nc5 $6 {a better plan would have been to centralise with Qd6 or Qf6} (25... Qd6 26. Ba2 c6 $11) 26. Rc4 $6 (26. Ba2 $1 {followed by Nd5 and White is better} Ne6 (26... Rd6 27. Nd5 $1 Rxd5 28. Bxd5 Rd8 29. Bxf7 Kxf7 30. Qf5+ $16) 27. Nd5 $1 Rxd5 28. Bxd5 Rd8 29. Qe4 $16) 26... Ke7 {haven't moved my king in a while so better get a few 'steps in' to throw the white queen off the scent! Rd2 would have been more conventional and gives black a small edge} 27. Rfc1 Ne6 28. Re4 Bxf4 29. exf4 Rd2 30. Rf1 Kd8 31. Rb4 Qa6 32. f5 $4 { a move so horrendously bad that Cathy Forbes later described in her book 'Meet the Masters' how Kasparov berated himself throughout the duration of their train journey from Chester back to London. Black is almost overwhelmed with alternative winning replies...} Nd4 $6 {except of course i succeeded in finding the least clear cut route to victory!} (32... Nf8 {Attacking white queen and threatening Qf1+, If Kf1 Rd1++} 33. Qxg7 Qxf1+ 34. Kh2 Nd7 $19) ( 32... Ng5 $1 33. hxg5 {and mate in 13 would have been a nice way to see off a World Champion:)} (33. Be4 Nxh7 $19) 33... Qxf1+ 34. Kh2 Qxf2 35. Rg4 $19 Qe2 36. Kh3 Rd1 37. Re4 Qh5+ 38. Kg3 Qxg5+ 39. Kf3 Rf1+ 40. Ke2 Qxg2+ 41. Ke3 Rf3+ 42. Kd4 Qb2+ 43. Kc4 Rc3+ 44. Kd5 Qb5+ 45. Kd4 Qc5#) (32... Nf4 33. Bc2 Ne2+ 34. Kh2 Qd6+ 35. f4 Qf6 36. Rb3 Rxc2 37. Rh3 $19) (32... Qxf1+ 33. Kxf1 Nf8) 33. Rxd4+ Rxd4 34. g3 Qf6 $1 {finally finding a decisive continuation} 35. Ba2 Kc8 $1 {and my King walk is complete, White resigned. With Rdd8 to follow Bxf7 is forced, and after the exchange of Queens on g6 Black emerges a Rook up. Final score: Kasparov 26W 2D 2L in just over 3 hours} 0-1