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Gary Kasparov (1979-1984). His way to the top. White games
Iván writes about the course:
Gary Kasparov is probably the most attractive chess player of chess history. His attacking chess, the way he played with the initiative, his amazing opening ideas… So many things can be said about his contribution to chess!
In this course, I will focus on the period 1979-1983 for a simple reason: 1979 is the year when Kasparov played the famous tournament in Banja Luka where many grandmasters were against his participation… He won the tournament and it was clear to everyone that a star was rising. 1984 is the year he qualified for the Candidates after beating the always young Smyslov.
Why did I choose only games with White? Many times, with Black is not so easy to get good positions all the time (although he was an expert at this!). When he was White, he could show all his potential and from these games we can learn a lot.
In my opinion, this is the most interesting period for improving players. In his games, we can see why he won the games, why he lost, and the way he was learning to become a serious candidate for the World Champion throne.
Learning about his games has been fascinating work for me and I would like to share it with you. What I could find in his games? I will give you an advance:
- He was activating his pieces faster than anyone else. He had great positions in the opening most of the times.
- He was never afraid of changing the nature of the position if needed. Not only this, he was trying to change the nature of the position again and again, at least in his first period.
- He was very good at exchanging pieces, something I did not notice before working on these games.
- He was not handling well the positions with the pair of bishops till 1984, in his match with Smyslov.
- Sometimes, he was too much in a rush, he was very impatient!
In this course, we will go through his games. We will analyze what he did well and what he did wrong.
This 13-hour course will be divided like this:
- Kasparov at his best: 8 hours. We will check his games calmly and try to learn as much as possible from each of his moves.
- Kasparov pitfalls: 5 hours. We will see his mistakes. Probably, we are making similar mistakes like him! We will analyze them, and I will try to give you a way to solve the different types of mistakes.