2. Kasparov – Short (1993 game 11) – 8. Na4
Again we see a game between Kasparov and Short, this time it’s Kasparov who unleashes the novelty. The powerful move 8.Na4 in the Scotch. You get the impression that black faced a fair amount of trouble very early on in this game. This novelty occurs so high on the list for a few reasons, the main one being that Kasparov with these types of new ideas helped to revitalize the languishing Scotch. In addition to this the frequency which this particular line has occurred since 1993 is remarkable.
Since 1993 the line with 8. Na4 has been played in 298 games and 68 GM games scoring 42.6% for white in the big database.
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