Tokyo: Garry Kasparov Has Played Exhibition Match vs Shogi Celebrity

Время публикации: 29.11.2014 01:21 | Последнее обновление: 29.11.2014 01:29

An unusual exhibition mini-match has taken place in Tokyo: Garry Kasparov has played 2 rapid games versus Yoshiharu Habu, one of the best shogi players in history. Apart from his shogi outstanding achievements, Habu also holds the FM title in regular chess and is currently the only 2400+ player in the FIDE rating list for Japan. As for Garry Kasparov, the exhibition event in Tokyo seems to be the first relatively serious chess competition he has taken part since his friendly match against Anatoly Karpov in 2009 in Valencia (which had been organized on the 25th anniversary of the start of their notorious unlimited match in Moscow, 1984).

The time control was 25'+10"; both of the games the match consisted of were won by Kasparov, who made a few comments on them afterwards. Among other things, the chess champion pointed out that he had been under some pressure in the 2nd game due to his inaccurate play after the good opening. However, the game went into an equal ending, where Kasparov pulled himself together and outplayed Yoshiharu Habu quite easily in a simple situation.


The moment Garry decided to reject the repetition

Both of the games can be viewed below.

[Event "Dwango Denou-sen"] [Site "Tokyo"] [Date "2014.11.28"] [Round "1"] [White "Kasparov, Garry"] [Black "Habu, Yoshiharu"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C00"] [WhiteElo "2812"] [BlackElo "2415"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2014.11.28"] [EventType "rapid"] [EventRounds "2"] [EventCountry "JPN"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 b6 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. O-O e6 5. d3 d5 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. e4 O-O 8. e5 Nfd7 9. Re1 c5 10. Nf1 Nc6 11. h4 Nd4 12. Nxd4 cxd4 13. Qg4 Re8 14. Qxd4 Qc7 15. c3 f6 16. exf6 Bxf6 17. Qg4 Ne5 18. Bf4 Nxg4 19. Bxc7 Rac8 20. Bf4 e5 21. Bd2 e4 22. dxe4 dxe4 23. Bf4 Rcd8 24. Re2 Be5 25. Ne3 Bxf4 26. Nxg4 Bc7 27. Rae1 h5 28. Nh2 b5 29. Bxe4 Bxe4 30. Rxe4 Rxe4 31. Rxe4 Rd2 32. Nf3 Rxb2 33. Ng5 Bd6 34. Re8+ Bf8 35. Rb8 Re2 36. Kf1 Re7 37. Rxb5 g6 38. Rb8 Kg7 39. c4 1-0 [Event "Dwango Denou-sen"] [Site "Tokyo"] [Date "2014.11.28"] [Round "2"] [White "Habu, Yoshiharu"] [Black "Kasparov, Garry"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B06"] [WhiteElo "2415"] [BlackElo "2812"] [PlyCount "96"] [EventDate "2014.11.28"] [EventType "rapid"] [EventRounds "2"] [EventCountry "JPN"] 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Be3 a6 5. Qd2 Nd7 6. h4 h6 7. O-O-O b5 8. Nh3 Ngf6 9. f3 Nb6 10. Nf4 b4 11. Nce2 Nc4 12. Qd3 Nxe3 13. Qxe3 c6 14. Kb1 Qb6 15. Qd2 h5 16. e5 dxe5 17. dxe5 Nd5 18. Nxd5 cxd5 19. Qxd5 Ra7 20. Qd4 Qc7 21. Nf4 Bxe5 22. Nd5 Bxd4 23. Nxc7+ Rxc7 24. Rxd4 a5 25. Rd5 Ra7 26. Bb5+ Kf8 27. Rhd1 Kg7 28. Bc4 Be6 29. R5d4 Bf5 30. Bd3 Be6 31. Bc4 Bf5 32. Bd3 Rc8 33. Bxf5 gxf5 34. b3 Rac7 35. R1d2 e6 36. Kb2 Kf6 37. Rd6 Ke5 38. Ra6 Rc5 39. Ra7 R8c7 40. Rxc7 Rxc7 41. a3 Kf4 42. axb4 axb4 43. Rd4+ Kg3 44. Rxb4 e5 45. Rc4 Re7 46. b4 e4 47. fxe4 fxe4 48. b5 e3 0-1 
 


  


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