1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Nb5 d6 6.c4 Nf6 [ 6...a6?! Wolff 7.N5c3 Nf6 8.Be2 By playing ...a6 before ...Nf6, Black has given White a "half tempo", which he can use to develop his other pieces before playing Na3. 8...Be7 9.0-0 0-0 10.Be3 b6 11.Na3 Bb7 12.f4!? Rc8 13.Rc1 Re8 14.Bf3 Bf8 15.Qe2 Nd7 16.Rfd1+/= Ivanchuk,V-Granda Zuniga,J Biel izt (11)]
7.N1c3 a6 8.Na3 Nd7!? A new move as early as move 8! Remarkable in modern chess. Junior is now out of its opening library. [ 8...Be7 9.Nc2 0-1 Lax,H-Fichtl,J/Bratislava 1956/EXT 98 (52). (52) ( 9.g3 Bd7 10.Bg2 Rc8 1/2-1/2 Anand,V-Salov,V/Biel 1993/CBM 37/[Salov] (89). (89)) ; 8...b6 ]
9.Nc2 Be7 10.Be2 b6 11.0-0 Bb7 12.h3? A complete waste of time. Kasparov's plan of playing a waiting game has paid off.
12...0-0 13.Be3 Rc8 14.Qd2 Nce5 Provocative. f4 will come with tempo.
15.b3 Nf6 16.f3 Qc7 17.Rac1 Rfe8 Kasparov is content to wait. [ 17...b5 ]
18.a3 Junior has not been able to find a plan.
18...Ned7 [ 18...b5 19.cxb5!? Qxc3 20.bxa6 ( 20.Qxc3 Rxc3 21.bxa6 Bc6 ) ]
19.Rfd1 Qb8 20.Bf2 Rcd8 21.b4 Ba8 22.a4 Rc8 23.Rb1 Qc7 24.a5!? A remarkable decision from a computer! Just what are they feeding Junior in Israel?! It sacrifices a pawn for a very annoying passed b-pawn.
24...bxa5 25.b5 Bb7 26.b6 Qb8 27.Ne3 Nc5 28.Qa2 Nfd7 29.Na4 Ne5 30.Nc2 Ncd7 31.Nd4 Red8 32.Kh1 Nc6 33.Nxc6 Rxc6 34.Kg1 h6 35.Qa3 Rdc8 36.Bg3 Bf8 37.Qc3 Ne5 38.c5?! Premature
38...Nd7 39.Qxa5 Nxc5 40.Nxc5 Rxc5 41.Qa4 R5c6 Diagram Kasparov spent 20 minutes making sure that this lead to a drawn endgame. He was right, but it took a long time for Junior to realize it was drawn! [ 41...a5 42.Bb5 ( 42.Bf2 d5! A strong exchange sacrifice, but Kasparov avoids adventures today.) 42...Qa8 ]
42.Bf2 d5 43.Bxa6 Bc5 44.Bxc5 Rxc5 45.Bxb7 [ 45.exd5 exd5 ]
45...Qxb7 46.exd5 exd5 [ 46...Ra8?? 47.Qxa8+ Qxa8 48.b7 Qb8 49.d6 Rd5 50.Rxd5 exd5 51.d7 Kh7 52.d8Q Qxd8 53.b8Q ]
47.Qa7 R5c7 [ 47...Rb8 48.Re1 Rcc8 ]
48.Qxb7 Rxb7 49.Rxd5 Rc6 50.Rdb5 h5 51.Kf2 Re6 52.f4 g6 53.Kg3 Kg7 54.Kh4 Kh6 55.R1b4 Rd6 56.g3 f6 57.g4 hxg4 58.hxg4 Kg7 59.Rb3 Rc6 60.g5 f5 61.Rb1 1/2-1/2