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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984/85), Moscow URS, rd 40, Jan-09
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-02-07  Fisheremon: It's not 39th game where they repeated 38th game until White's chosen 22.Nxa7 with a boring endgame.
Apr-02-07  Fisheremon: This is 40th game. Again quite kidding game. Black played inaccurately in the early stage: 13...Qa5?!

16.exd4?! (16.Qxd4!? Nc6 17.Qd2 earning a pawn)

16...Bc6?! (16...Ba6!?)

After 20...Rxe2? White has all chances to win, but he played not in the best way, e.g. 30.Qa3! could win quickly, or 42.Rd4?! slipped away his win (instead 42.gxf6! Kf7 43.Ng4 could lead to a win).

Apr-12-08  Knight13: <White's chosen 22.Nxa7 with a boring endgame.> Boring endgame? This endgame is FUN. I bet you could pull a bunch of stuff out studying this endgame.... Unless you expected nuclear-bomb explosions which never came (and never will in this kind of opening).
May-28-09  WhiteRook48: let me see. 71...Nxg5+
Aug-27-11  Bryan14: I don't see why any player didn't sac-ed his knight for his oponent pawn/s ..atleast trying to win since the draw will the minimum they can get..
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  offramp: This was the last game Jonathan David Tisdall covered for Reuters. His visa expired and he returned to the west. His contemporary game report was reprinted in <Moscow Marathon>, page 228.

Part of it reads:
<The players look fit and rested, more ready for combat than they had been for weeks. I was informed that both have been present early throughout the match and usually kill time before starting of clocks by chatting together. One of the demo board operators is quite insistent that the combatants have become good friends in the course of their bitter contest.>

This was game 40. The players took 4 weeks to play the next 8 games.

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  FSR: Raymond Keene has a surprising annotation to this game on page 114 of "The Moscow Challenge: Karpov-Kasparov" (1985):

<FIDE published its new ELO [sic] rating list today, with Kasparov still on top at 2715, ahead of Karpov 2705. Evidently, the current match had not yet been taken into account, since it was still unfinished. Kasparov celebrated with an all-out blitz for his second win.>

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