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Special Chess Match Garry Kasparov vs Habu Yoshiharu, Tokyo 2014

The Special Chess Match Garry Kasparov vs Habu Yoshiharu took place in Tokyo (Japan) 28th November 2014. Habu Yoshiharu is one of the greatest Shogi (Japanese chess) players in the world for all time. Two games, rapid chess time control: 25 minute plus 10 seconds per move.
Garry Kasparov - Habu Yoshiharu 2-0. Garry Kasparov, the 13th World Chess Champion, won the match.









Move
   

Kasparov, Garry (2812) - Habu, Yoshiharu (2415) [C00]
Kasparov vs Habu Rapid Chess Match/Tokyo (1) 2014

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 b6 Here the logical 2...d5 is playable. 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. O-O e6 5. d3 d5 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. e4 The French Defence. O-O 8. e5! After this White can attack on the kingside. Nfd7 9. Re1 c5 10. Nf1 Nc6 11. h4! Nd4? A mistake. Black sacrificed a pawn. 12. Nxd4 cxd4 13. Qg4 Re8 14. Qxd4 Qc7 15. c3 f6 16. exf6 Bxf6 17. Qg4 White is better thanks to an extra pawn. Ne5 18. Bf4! The endgame is good for White. Nxg4 19. Bxc7 Rac8 20. Bf4 e5 21. Bd2 e4 22. dxe4 22.d4 is interesting. dxe4 23. Bf4 Rcd8 24. Re2 24.Rad1 deserves attention. 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 White wins, because has two extra pawns. g6 38. Rb8 Kg7 39. c4 1-0











Move
   

Habu, Yoshiharu (2415) - Kasparov, Garry (2812) [B06]
Kasparov vs Habu Rapid Chess Match/Tokyo (2) 2014

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Be3 a6 5. Qd2 Nd7 6. h4 White tries to attack on the king's wing. h6 A rare line. 7. O-O-O b5 8. Nh3 M. Adams played 8.f4 against J. Hodgson, Redbus KO Southend 2001. Ngf6 A novelty. In the game Fedorchuk, S - Haub, TM, Vandoeuvre Open 2013, Black played 8...Nb6. 9. f3 Here 9.e5!? is interesting, 9...Ng4 10.e6. Nb6 10. Nf4 b4 11. Nce2? A mistake. 11.Ncd5 is better, and White has a small advantage. Nc4 Black trades the strong bishop and has good counterplay. 12. Qd3 Nxe3 13. Qxe3 c6 14. Kb1 Qb6 15. Qd2 h5 15...Nd7 and 15...Ra7 deserve attention. 16. e5 dxe5 17. dxe5 Nd5 18. Nxd5 cxd5 19. Qxd5?! 19.Nf4 is interesting. Ra7?! Black can trade two rooks for a queen with 19...0-0! 20.Qxa8 Bb7 21.Qxf8+ Kxf8, with slightly better chances. 20. Qd4! A nice move. If 20...Qxd4 then 21.Nxd4, followed by f4, and White has a small edge due to an extra pawn. Qc7 21. Nf4?! And here 21.f4 is correct to defend the central e5 pawn. Bxe5 22. Nd5 Bxd4 23. Nxc7+ Rxc7 24. Rxd4 The ending is drawish, but Garry Kasparov has much more experience in chess endgames, simple endgames with few pieces. There are no such endgames in shogi. 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 Kasparov prefers to fight for a win. 33. Bxf5 gxf5 34. b3 Rac7 35. R1d2 e6 36. Kb2 Kf6 37. Rd6?! 37.Re2 is more precise, with equality. Ke5! The king goes to the centre and then to the kingside. 38. Ra6 Rc5 39. Ra7 R8c7 40. Rxc7? 40.Ra8 is better, with equality. Rxc7 41. a3 Kf4 42. axb4 axb4 43. Rd4+ Kg3 44. Rxb4 e5! Black plans to queen this pawn. 45. Rc4 Re7 46. b4 e4 Winning. 47. fxe4 fxe4 48. b5 e3 0-1


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