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zhnkiu 37 ( +1 | -1 )
Please advise (a confusing game) This game is beyond my comprehension:

[Event "m"]
[Site "URS"]
[Date "1982.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Kasparov Garry"]
[Black "Magerramov E"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B97/05"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6
5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Qd2 Qxb2
9.Rb1 Qa3 10.Bc4 Qc5 11.Bb3 Nc6 12.Nf3 Be7
13.f5 exf5 14.Be3 Qa3 15.O-O fxe4 16.Ng5 O-O
17.Bb6 Bd8 18.Bxd8 Qc5+ 19.Kh1 e3 20.Qd3 Ne5
21.Qe2 Bg4 22.Qe1 Raxd8 23.Rxf6 gxf6 24.Nce4 Qd4
25.Nxf6+ Kg7 26.Qh4 e2 27.Nh5+ Kh8 28.c3 Qd3
29.Nxf7+ 1-0

Why give up the pawn early 8...Qxb2?, why does black refuse 28...QxQ? What's going on in the middle?
mean_guy183 13 ( +1 | -1 )
o.0 I'm not sure, but I believe Qxb2 results in the queen being stuck on the side of the board for a while. And 28...QxQ isn't possible because the bishop is in the way.
zhnkiu 14 ( +1 | -1 )
PGN error? I see, there's an error in my PGN reader: It reads in as 26...Be2, but the file has 26...e2. Maybe the error is when I try to read a pgn file in txt mode? Or is it just my cheap PGN reader?
fmgaijin 60 ( +1 | -1 )
Qxb2 is a "book" line Sometimes called the "Poisoned Pawn Variation" but probably should be called the "Fischer Variation" because Fischer found most of the ideas that keep Black afloat. It is a risky variation with LOTS of theory that Black must know before venturing into it, and both Black and White walk a fine line as a result--lots of short wins and losses on both sides. Fischer even played it twice vs. Spassky in their first match, drawing the first from a winning position and losing badly in the second.
ionadowman 27 ( +1 | -1 )
Put simply... ... White offers the pawn for quick development and a quick and strong attack. Black takes it, reckoning he's got enough to survive the attack and then win the ending with a better pawn formation and extra pawn. The jury, apparently, is still out on this...
Cheers,
Ion
zhnkiu 12 ( +1 | -1 )
Aye, devious indeed for that.

Maybe I'm being a little hard-headed: what would happen after 26...Be2?
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zhnkiu 4 ( +1 | -1 )
duhh... never mind. thanx the for help.