GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

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Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed May 15, 2024 12:15 am

I don't recall the Webb-Kasparov game's appearing in his book; which chapter would it have been in?

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Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Post by MJMcCready » Wed May 15, 2024 12:44 am

So long since I read it I can't be sure. I remember playing through the game in a book more than once because I remember the game quite well. If it wasn't in chess for tigers then its somewhere else. Webb handled himself quite well then late in the middle-game, I've just played through the game and its definitely in print somewhere if not in chess in tigers.

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Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Post by MJMcCready » Wed May 15, 2024 12:45 am

It's quite equal for most of the game

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Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed May 15, 2024 4:41 pm

Its definitely not in the original Chess For Tigers, which was published a year or two earlier.

I do believe there was an updated edition, but IIRC that was more adding stuff to the original rather than altering it.
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Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Post by MJMcCready » Wed May 15, 2024 9:01 pm

Ah okay, well its in print somewhere.

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Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Post by James Plaskett » Thu May 16, 2024 7:35 pm

Gary used the same opening in the 2nd game Vs Caruana which commences 18 mins into this vid /
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lir_YW9EtBQ

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Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Post by James Plaskett » Thu May 16, 2024 7:43 pm

Miles managed, I think, just 3 draws from 9 games. Mickey's score Vs Gary was, I think 0-10. Shirov's score was 0-14. Gelfand´s score 0-13. Yusupov´s score was 1-11... and the game he won, in Barcelona 1989, Gary said would have been his best game of that event had he not blundered in a highly favourable position.
Timman´s and Short´s personal scores Vs Kasparov are, in each case, about 2-26.
Not a bad player that guy...

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Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Post by MJMcCready » Thu May 16, 2024 10:00 pm

James Plaskett wrote:
Thu May 16, 2024 7:43 pm
Miles managed, I think, just 3 draws from 9 games. Mickey's score Vs Gary was, I think 0-10. Shirov's score was 0-14. Gelfand´s score 0-13. Yusupov´s score was 1-11... and the game he won, in Barcelona 1989, Gary said would have been his best game of that event had he not blundered in a highly favourable position.
Timman´s and Short´s personal scores Vs Kasparov are, in each case, about 2-26.
Not a bad player that guy...
Did you ever play any friendly games against him James? If so, how did they go?

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Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Post by Mike Gunn » Fri May 17, 2024 11:21 am

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed May 15, 2024 4:41 pm
Its definitely not in the original Chess For Tigers, which was published a year or two earlier.

I do believe there was an updated edition, but IIRC that was more adding stuff to the original rather than altering it.
I have got the 2nd edition of Chess for Tigers (as well as the 1st) and there are no Kasparov games in the 2nd ed.

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Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Post by James Plaskett » Fri May 17, 2024 7:23 pm

Simon was a nice guy.
But, once again I have to agree with Bob Wade in his criticism of the conservative nature of David Anderton and his dreadful influence on British chess in, for example, arguing for Webb to be included in that team in preference to Short.
Povah also would later say, "Webb shouldn't have been in the team in my opinion."

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Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Post by MJMcCready » Fri May 17, 2024 7:40 pm

It's a great shame what happened to him.

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Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Post by James Plaskett » Fri May 17, 2024 8:02 pm

I never played Gary, Sñr McReady, no.
But on Youtube you may see me correcting his analysis in the game in which he beat Tukmakov with black to tie first in the USSR Championship of 1981 as I ("out of the mouths of babes") asked why, instead of entering a blizzard of complications via a double pawn sac, he didn´t just make the most obvious move in the world by capturing a pawn with ... Rxa4.
He admits that it didn´t occur to him and conceded, honestly, that I had made him feel "very ashamed" :oops:

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