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Jacob the Grandmaster & Harald Draws with Kasparov

Jacob Aagaard has become Scotland's 5th Grandmaster.
He clinched the magic 2500 grading in the current British Championship.

He must be very pleased that at last he has achieved this title.
Now he can concentrate on winning the British, which is not beyond
him. His articles in CHESS shows he up to date on what most of
his opponents are playing and their playing styles.

(So we are going to see a game from the British?...Ed)

No. His British games are being published everywhere.

This is an entertaining game typical of Jacob from Budapest 2003.
A TN on move 19 shows the effort he puts into his Chess.
A lovely self imposed King walk on a relatively open board
to tuck his nibs out of the way and a pseudo Queen sac to wrap up.

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J.Aagaard - Z.Dub

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nd5 f5 11.Bd3 Be6 12.Qh5 Rg8 13.g3 Rg4 14.f4 exf4 15.Nxf4 Rxf4 16.gxf4 Qa5+ 17.Kd1 fxe4 18.Bxe4 d5 19.Bd3 Qb4 20.f5 Qxb2 21.Rb1 Qxa3 22.fxe6 0-0-0 23.exf7 Qxa2 24.Ke2 Kb7 25.Kf2 Qa4 26.Kg2 Qd4 27.Rhf1 Rd6 28.Rbe1 Rh6 29.Qg5 Nb4 30.Qe7+

And now Harald Borchgrevink's game v Kasparov from
a simultaneous display in New York, 2000.
Kasparov played 20. Won 19 and drew 1 (this one).

It looks as if Kasparov is strolling to an easy win.
Harald is very cool in defence and did not let the occasion
phase him at all - he was 14 years old.
Black creates enough counter play with a passed c-pawn.
In the end Kasparov, settles for a perpetual.
He was forced too, Harald was a Queen up.

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G.Kasparov - H.Borchgrevink

1.d4 e6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.c4 0-0 6.0-0 c6 7.Nc3 Nbd7 8.Nd2 dxc4 9.Nxc4 Bc7 10.b3 Nb6 11.Ba3 Re8 12.e4 e5 13.Nxe5 Bxe5 14.dxe5 Qxd1 15.Raxd1 Rxe5 16.f4 Re8 17.h3 h5 18.Rd4 Be6 19.Rfd1 Rac8 20.f5 c5 21.R4d2 Bd7 22.Re2 c4 23.Bb2 Bc6 24.e5 Nfd7 25.Bxc6 Rxc6 26.Nb5 a6 27.Nd6 Re7 28.e6 fxe6 29.Rxe6 c3 30.Ba3 c2 31.Rde1 Rxe6 32.fxe6 Nf6 33.e7 Nbd5 34.e8Q+ Nxe8 35.Rxe8+ Kh7 36.Re1 Nc3 37.Nxb7 Nxa2 38.Bc1 Rb6 39.Nc5 Rb5 40.Ne4 Rxb3 41.Kf2 Rb1 42.Ng5+ Kg6 43.Bf4 c1Q 44.Re6+ Kf5 45.Re5+ Kg6 46.Re6+ -

Kasparov said after the game.
"Completely winning, but this c-pawn just came running down the board."

I cannot find a clear cut win for Kasparov. Perhaps it is as
simple as swapping off the c-pawn before it gets dangerous.

In this position Kasparov could have tried a trick which
if it failed would not have presented Black with any serious chances.

White to play could have tried...

30.Rxe7 cxb2 31.Re8+ Kh7 32.Ne4 Rc1 33.Ng5+ Kh6 34.Nf7+ Kh7 35.Rh8#
A nice mating pattern with Rook & Knight and pawn.
31...Nf8 stops all the tricks.

It must be a hard time at the mansion. His lordship has taken
to selling off the family silverware at the car boot sale.

This Rolls Royce was at the Greenside Car Booty selling some
very pleasant stuff from it's boot. (no chess books).

Right. I'm off to download some game from the British Championships
and will have some brilliant blunders here for you in a day or two.

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