[Event "London"] [Site "London"] [Date "1993.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Taylor-Bowd, Phil"] [Black "Kasparov, Garry"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B08"] [Annotator "Martin Simons"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2020.??.??"] [SourceVersionDate "2019.03.01"] 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Be2 Nf6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O c6 7. a4 Nbd7 8. Bf4 Qa5 9. h3 e5 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Be3 Rd8 12. Qe1 Qc7 13. Bc4 h6 {[#] Today's chess engines (Stockfish) show Phil is at least +1 against the World Chess Champion! Were we about to witness the biggest upset ever seen in chess history? However, in Phil's own words ... 'But in practice, in both games I was already behind on the clock by the time the difficult decisions needed to be made! I've not revisited the games for a long time, but maybe "winning" for Stockfish, just postponing the inevitable defeat for me!'} 14. Qe2 $6 {A very plausible move but 14.Qc1 when Black's h-pawn is difficult to defend or 14. Rd1 centralising Phil's last piece may have been better.} Nf8 15. Rfd1 Be6 16. Rxd8 Rxd8 {[#] The position is about level but Phil now starts to play a few drifting moves which Kasparov takes advantage of} 17. Rd1 Rxd1+ 18. Nxd1 Nxe4 19. Bxe6 Nxe6 20. Bxh6 Bxh6 21. Qxe4 Bg7 {[#] Although there has been a considerable trade of pieces, Black has the better central control and potential to improve his position further.} 22. Nc3 Qd6 23. g3 a6 24. Kg2 b5 25. axb5 axb5 26. h4 f5 27. Qe2 e4 {[#]} 28. Nd2 {This should have been the losing move. Now the knight becomes so strong and untouchable on d4.} (28. Ng5 $1 {was better as the natural} Nd4 {allows} 29. Qd1 {which is level}) 28... Nd4 29. Qd1 {[#]} c5 $2 {A slip which unfortunately Phil did not take advantage of} (29... b4 {immediately appears stronger threatening 30...Nf3} 30. Ncb1 { defends the other knight on d2 but} Qd5 {looks very strong}) 30. Nb3 $6 ({ Phil perhaps had a chance to hold a difficult position with} 30. Nf1 $1 b4 31. Ne2 Be5 32. Ne3 {and the c4 square looks inviting}) 30... Qc6 31. Nxd4 $2 cxd4 32. Ne2 d3 {This move was missed by Phil but we must remember it is a blitz game and we are sure Phil would have had next to no time remaining on his analogue clock!} 33. cxd3 exd3+ 34. f3 dxe2 35. Qxe2 Kf7 36. Qd2 Ke6 37. Qe3+ Kd7 38. Qd3+ Kc7 39. Qb3 Qc4 40. Qe3 0-1