22.b4axb323.Rxa7bxc2White must now lose time in order to neutralise c2. Both the rook on a7 and the queen on h6 are far away from the action.
24.Rc1e425.Rxc2Qa1+? [ 25...f4
Kasparov saw this move and knew that he was winning, but he decided that the queen check on a1 did not change anything. "It was a human move," he said. "You see a check like that and you simply play it. But I immediately realised that I had let it off the hook."]