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Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov
"The Brisbane Bombshell" (game of the day Nov-11-2016)
Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1985), Moscow URS, rd 16, Oct-15
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation. Gary Gambit (B44)  ·  0-1



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  keypusher: Olavi -- Stockfish doesn't seem to think it's so bad for Black after Be3. Doesn't seem appetizing for Black though.
Oct-19-17  Damenlaeuferbauer: In my opinion the best game of the decade 1980 - 1989 and Kasparov's real "supreme creative achievement" (despite Kasparov - Topalov, Wijk aan Zee 1999 and others)!
Nov-17-17  amateur05: There is a very nice draft version of this: Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1975
Nov-17-17  offramp: Are people still going on about this crappy game?
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  beatgiant: <offramp>
Why the Kalgoorlie Kibitz?
Nov-17-17  offramp: <beatgiant: <offramp> Why the Kalgoorlie Kibitz?>

It was acksherley a Queensland Kvetch. All right, cobber!!

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  Jonathan Sarfati: See this game for a positional exchange sac in return for a N outpost on d3: A Giri vs Granda Zuniga, 2017
Oct-11-18  piroflip: A brilliant game by the second best player ever.
Oct-11-18  Howard: And who was first? Please don't say Bobby.
Oct-11-18  WorstPlayerEver: 17. d6=
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  Everybodychessnow: On move 28 after black has retreated his bishop to g6 white should've played bishop h3 to pin the knight to the rook then Kd3 to e5 29. Bxd7... kxd7 30. Qb2 is best continuation
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  Everybodychessnow: On move 39 instead of taking on d1 with rook black should've played rook e2 then 40. Rxc1...Qxg2 mate
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Aug-12-20  Playchess1vn: Here's my short analysic of the game:
Aug-12-20  Keyser Soze: Vietnamese?
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  beatgiant: Does this mean we have to redo the whole city nickname joke? Why not the Nha Trang Knight Hop?
Dec-13-20  fisayo123: This is one of the most humiliating defeats in World Championship match history. Karpov was a top 3 player of all time still relatively in his prime at the time this was played.

He gets tied and bound down not by just by positional domination but by tactical domination as well. He continues to make natural moves but by move 16 he is completely immobilized.

Such a thing has never been seen before or since in World Championship match history.

Dec-13-20  fisayo123: Kasparov holds 2 of the top 10 greatest chessgames ever played.

Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985

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  Plaskett: Kasparov pointed out to me that the notorious 12 Be3! refutation Karpov sprang on van der Wiel (a game in which John actually later had some winning chances!) could be countered by12...Bxe3 13 Qa4+ Bd7!? 14 Qxb4 Qb6 after which he is not convinced black is lost.
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  Messiah: Good job!
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  HeMateMe: Incredible game (the pun stinks, though).
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  kingscrusher: Isn't the opening technically the "Taimanov variation"

According to Wiki:

Taimanov Variation: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6

Maybe some opening theoretician can correct me here about this variation.

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  perfidious: <kingscrusher>, could well be, but this is one of those lines which is very slippery that way.
Feb-21-22  Olavi: Yes. Taimanov himself called this the Paulsen and only 5.Nc3 a6 and 6...Nge7 the Taimanov.
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