BB+ wrote:The direct Nh6+ on move 25 of game 9 would have been nice, but hard to calculate (well, if you are up 3-0, and Nh6+ is probably a draw at worse, why not go for it?). And the slow build is probably better anyway, makes it harder to defend IMO.
I don't know if you have ever heard of the movie "How Stella got her groove back", but that is how I felt watching Kasparov in game 9.
Kasparov was getting his groove back.
q5k1/1r1nbpp1/1r2p3/n2pP3/2pP2N1/P1P2N2/2Q2P1P/R1B1R2K w - - 3 2525.Nh6!
would have been nice to see, still it was a nice win in any event. Komodo 8 Analysis
+2.95/25 25.Nh6+ Kh8 26.Nxf7+ Kg8 27.Qg6 Nf8 28.Nh6+ Kh8 29.Qh5 Nh7 30.Nf7+ Kg8 31.Rg1 Qf8 32.Bh6 Qxf7 33.Rxg7+ Qxg7 34.Bxg7 Rb1+ 35.Rxb1 Rxb1+ 36.Kg2 Kxg7 37.Qe8 Rb7 38.Qa8 Rb3 39.Qxa5 Rxa3 40.Qb5 Kf7 41.Qb1 Kg7 42.Qb8 Kf7 43.Qh8 Nf8 44.Qh5+ Kg7 45.Ng5 Bxg5 46.Qxg5+ Kf7 47.Qf4+ Ke8
+1.73/25 25.Rg1 Nf8 26.Nh6+ Kh8 27.Ng5 Bxg5 28.Bxg5 Nh7 29.Bf6 gxf6 30.f4 Qf8 31.Rg8+ Qxg8 32.Nxg8 Rb2 33.Qa4 Rb1+ 34.Rxb1 Rxb1+ 35.Kg2 Kxg8 36.Qxa5 Kg7 37.h4 Rb2+ 38.Kg3 Rb3 39.a4 Kg6 40.Kg4 f5+ 41.Kf3 Kh5 42.Ke2 Rb2+ 43.Kd1 Rb1+ 44.Kc2 Rh1 45.Qc7 Rh2+ 46.Kb1 Kg6 47.a5
+1.41/24 25.Bg5 Bxg5 26.Nxg5 Nf8 27.Rg1 Nb3 28.Ra2 Qc8 29.f4 Na5 30.f5 exf5 31.Ne3 Rg6 32.Nxf5 Qd8 33.Qg2 Rb3 34.Qg3 Nc6 35.Rf2 Ne6 36.Nxe6 Rxg3 37.Nxd8 Rxg1+ 38.Kxg1 Nxd8 39.Ne7+ Kf8 40.Nxd5 Rxa3 41.Kg2 Ne6 42.Rb2 Rb3 43.Ra2 Kg8 44.Ra4 Rb5 45.Nb4