From the “Gary’s Kasparov Best Games” of Raymond Keene, Gary Kasparov features a singular sacrifice of a Knight on the e5 square. It was played on a vital occasion for Kasparov, the needle match in the 1982 Olympics, where he faced the then world number two, Victor Korchnoi. At that time,
Victor Korchnoi was renowned as the most prominent Soviet defector who had twice challenged Anatoly Karpov for the world Championship, while
Gary Kasparov was playing on top board in the absence of
Anatoly Karpov, who had taken a day’s rest.