White: Alexander Belyavsky
Black: Garry Kasparov
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 0-0 7.e4 Na6
I first showed this move to the Dutch master Lodewijk Prins in the 1940s. "Pay for the Advocaat," I said, "and you can call it the Prins Variation."
8.Be2 c5 9.d5 e6 10.Bg5 exd5 11.Nxd5
Taking with the pawn is more usual. The move played is very sharp.
11...Be6 12.0-0-0 Bxd5 13.Rxd5 Qb6
Now White must capture on f6 to avoid losing time. The question is whether his initiative will last long enough to prevent Black's dark-squared bishop from asserting itself.
14.Bxf6 Qxf6 15.e5 Qf5 16.Bd3 Qc8 17.Rd1 b5! 18.Qh4 Nb4! (see diagram)
Forcing White into a sacrifice that looks highly promising.
19...hxg6 loses to 20.Ng5 Re8 21.Qh7+ Kf8 22.Rd7.
20...Rf7 (to prevent Qe7) would have lost to 21.Rd8+ while 20...Re8 gave White at least a draw with 21.Qf4.
21.Re7 Bh6+! 22.Kb1 Rd8!! 23.Rd6
With his queen and bishop under attack and 23...Rxd6 24.exd6 Qc8 25.d7 most unclear, Black appears to have shot his bolt. But wait!
Superb! Either 24.Rxc6 Rd1+ or 24.Qxh6 Qe4+ leads to mate.
24.a3 Rxd6 25.exd6 Qxd6 26.axb4 cxb4 27.Qe4 b3 White resigned.
28.Qe6+ (best) Qxe6 29.Rxe6 Rc8 30.Re1 Rc2 wins easily for Black.Reuse content