The Kasparov Immortal

Well I really don’t agree with Hikaru Nakamura that Garry Kasparov’s main strength was the openings. I’d say it was his genius in playing dynamic positions, which when allied to a means of steering for them from the outset proved very difficult for his opponents to cope with. Of course it could be that Nakamura discounts much of Kasparov’s real strength because of his own great ability in complex positions.

Here’s a case in point, Kasparov’s brilliant win over Veselin Topalov. The opening could hardly be described as hot theory but he plays the middle game just brilliantly:


Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: