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This is a position that I found in my notes. I only know that it was a game in which Kasparov was white, and it was played years before he was a world champion. I have been unable to track down who black was, or where the game was played. How should white proceed?

r4r1k/pbnq1ppp/np3b2/3p1N2/5B2/2N3PB/PP3P1P/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1

If it were me who played the game I would play Ne4. In my opinion it's the strongest move in this position. There are a lot of varitions after it. I'll consider a few.

V-1

1.Ne4 Bxb2
2.Rb1 Ba3
3.Ng5 Qc6
4.Nd4 Qc3
5.Re3 Qa5
6.Qd3 g6
7.Qxa3 Qxa3
8.Rxa3

V-2

1.Ne4 d4
2.Nxf6 gxf6
3.Qg4 Rg8
4.Qh4 Qc6
5.f3 Ne8
6.Bg4 Rd8
7.Rac1 Nc5
8.Ne7

V-3

1.Ne4 Rae8
2.Nxf6 Rxe1+
3.Qxe1 gxf6
4.Rc1 Re8
5.Qc3 d4
6.Qxd4 Qxd4
7.Nxd4 Nd5
8.Bh6 Nab4
9.Nf5 Nxa2
10.Ra1

White has little advantage but I think it's enough for a strong player.

The game was Kasparov v Marjanovic, 1980. Alena found Kasparov’s next move, which Marjanovic answered with bxb2. But Kasparov ignored the attack on his rook. I’ll not pos

Whoops. Wrong key. I was about to say that I’ll not post Kasparov’s continuation, except to say that Marjanovic resigned 5 moves later.

Eggman61, yes that was the game. My notes were from 2010, and all I had was the FEN and my own, somewhat scanty analysis I had done at that time. I thought maybe the position was one Susan had posted as a puzzle, but I found nothing that corresponded to the date of the file. The only other thing I had noted was Kasparov was a teenager at the time.

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