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Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov
Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984/85), Moscow URS, rd 5, Sep-24
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Modern Variation (B83)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-11-08  Knight13: Still a lot of play left! Obviously they weren't in the mood.
Nov-04-08  Chessdreamer: This game score is incorrect. It should read:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 <d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.f4 0-0 9.Kh1 Qc7 10.Bf3 Nc6 11.a4 Re8 12.Be3 Rb8> 13.Re1 Bd7 14.Qd3 Nxd4 15.Bxd4 e5 16.Ba7 Rbc8 17.Be3 Qc4 18.a5 h6 19.h3 Bf8 20.Bd2 Qd4 21.Be3 Qb4 1/2-1/2.

Dec-11-08  DwayneMeller: I agree with jerry mouse (don't take offense I think tom&jerry is the best cartoon ever) there is a lot of play left (maybe they agreed to draw because they were each afraid their opponet would get the better of them) I also read somewhere that karpov did not want to teach kasparov to much by playing out endgames with him...but since he needed 6 wins and had 1 already it is not like he only had to draw some more games (like 16 games in the kramnik kasparov 200 match) so imho playing more draws would only teach him more! But for these drawn games that are totally up in the air maybe karpov wanted to maintain his 1 point lead thus far and play out 5 more games where he had advantage. That's my guess.
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  offramp: Game 1, Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984, had opened like so: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6.

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That is the Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Keres Attack, which Karpov knows very well.

Game 3 had been a Sicilian Taimanoc and Kasparov had lost (Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984).

Kasparov wanted to play the Scheveningen but he did not want Karpov to play the Keres Attack.

So this game went:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 <d6> 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6.

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The normal Najdorf move would have been 6...e5.

BUT Kasparov did not want a Najdorf, even though he played 2...d6 and 5...a6. He simply used a transposition to reach a Scheveningen without allowing the Keres Attack.

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