Instructive game tags: Kasparov vs Anand, Slav defence Gambit, regaining pawn, winning light squared bishop, knight on rim, no rush to take bishop, waiting for castling, light vs dark square strategies, f7 softspot, allowing central knight, potential tactical liability, battery on f7, potential rook lift, potential f-file attack, rd3-f3 threat, pawn sac, devastating pawn sacrifice, using battering ram on f7, pin, emphasising a2-g8 diagonal, amazing light square pressure, crushing rook lift, ripping apart light squares, king attack, spectator bishop, attacking raging on, attack in endgame, opposite coloured bishops, two pawns up, mating net in endgame
Kasparov vs Anand, Linares 1993, Round 9, Slav defence, 'light squares on fire'
Garry Kasparov vs Viswanathan Anand Linares 1993 · Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Classical System (D19)
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3 e6 7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.O-O Nbd7 9.Nh4 Bg6 10.h3 O-O 11.Nxg6 hxg6 12.Qc2 Rc8 13.Rd1 Qb6 14.e4 c5 15.d5 Ne5 16.Be2 exd5 17.Nxd5 Nxd5 18.Rxd5 Nc6 19.Bc4 Nd4 20.Qd3 Rcd8 21.Be3 Rxd5 22.Bxd5 Rd8 23.Qc4 Rd7 24.Rc1 Qf6 25.Rd1 Ne6 26.Qb3 a5 27.Rd3 Nf4 28.e5 Qf5 29.Bxf4 Qxf4 30.e6 Rd8 31.e7 Re8 32.Rf3 Qc1+ 33.Kh2 Rxe7 34.Bxf7+ Kh7 35.Bxg6+ Kh6 36.Qd5 Qg5 37.Bf5 g6 38.h4 Qf6 39.Bd3 Qe5+ 40.Qxe5 Rxe5 41.Rf6 c4 42.Bxc4 Be7 43.Rb6 Bc5 44.Rf6 Re4 45.Bd3 Rg4 46.Kh3 Be7 47.Re6 Rxh4+ 48.Kg3 Rd4 49.Rxg6+ Kh5 50.Bf5 Bd6+ 51.Kf3 Bc5 52.g4 Kh4 53.Rh6+ Kg5 54.Rg6+ Kh4 55.Be4 Rd6 56.Rg7 Rf6+ 57.Bf5 Rb6 58.Rh7+ Kg5 59.Rh5+ Kf6 60.Bd3 Bd4 61.g5+ Kg7 62.Rh7+ Kf8 63.Bc4 Rxb2 64.Rf7+ Ke8 65.g6 1-0 Notes from Wiki: Kasparov became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985 at the age of 22 by defeating then-champion Anatoly Karpov. He held the official FIDE world title until 1993, when a dispute with FIDE led him to set up a rival organization, the Professional Chess Association. He continued to hold the "Classical" World Chess Championship until his defeat by Vladimir Kramnik in 2000. He was the first world champion to lose a match to a computer under standard time controls, when he lost to Deep Blue in 1997. Kasparov's ratings achievements include being rated world No. 1 according to Elo rating almost continuously from 1986 until his retirement in 2005. He achieved a peak rating of 2851, which was the highest recorded until 2013. He was the world No. 1 ranked player for 255 months, nearly three times as long as his closest rival, Anatoly Karpov. Kasparov also holds records for consecutive tournament victories and Chess Oscars. Kasparov announced his retirement from professional chess on 10 March 2005, so that he could devote his time to politics and writing. He formed the United Civil Front movement, and joined as a member of The Other Russia, a coalition opposing the administration and policies of Vladimir Putin. In 2008, he announced an intention to run as a candidate in the 2008 Russian presidential race, but failure to find a sufficiently large rental space to assemble the number of supporters that is legally required to endorse such a candidacy, led him to withdraw. Although he is widely regarded in the West as a symbol of opposition to Putin, support for him as a candidate was low. He is currently on the board of directors for the Human Rights Foundation.