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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Rematch (1986), London ENG / Leningrad URS, rd 14, Sep-08
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Flohr System (C92)  ·  1-0



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Aug-02-05  Knight13: I don't like the move 20... Nd3. After 21. Bxd3 cxd3 the d3 pawn is just so weak that it will lose eventually. And, you know what, it did.
Jan-23-06  NimzoKing: I think that 17...c4 lost for black here. There has to be a stronger move somewhere
Jan-23-06  Kangaroo: See Games Like Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 for more games played by <Karpov as Black> in this system.

He believed that the pawn on <d3> was not as week and as White took it, Black would have excellent counter-chances.

May-22-07  dozewhat: I think 31...Qd6 was no good. Also notice that after move 37, all Kasparov's pawns are on light-colored squares. He only uses the King and the Knight, severely weakening the function of the dark-colored bishop.
May-22-07  darkwitch: 18.axb5 (A novelty at the time prepared by Kasparov and his team)

22.Bb2 (22.Nxb5 Ba6 23.a4 Bxb5! 24.axb5 Qa5 25.Nc4 Qb4)

24.Bxe5! (Kasparov cedes the bishop pair and allow Karpov to have a queenside passed pawn in exchange for his d pawn to become passed and a strong attack with queen and knight against Karpov's king.)

27.Rc1! (A move designed to provoke Karpov to break the co-ordination of his forces on move 28.)

28...Bxa3? (This was the start of Karpov's troubles. 28...Rxa3 29.Ng4 f6 30.Qf3 Ra6! 31.d6 Qxd6 32.Qxb5 Bxe4 33.Qc4+ Bd5 34.Nxf6+ Qxf6 35.Qxd5+ Qf7 with a slight endgame edge for white but Karpov should be able to hold easily.)

31...Qd6? (This loses but the alternatives are not so good either. 31...f6 32.d6! Qxd6 33.Qxb5 Rb4 34.Qe8!)

Apr-09-08  sallom89: black pawns got messed up too early(!)
Jan-26-09  Travis Bickle: This end game is over my head. I tryed to play the ending out and it was very difficult for me to find the winning moves. So I put it on Fritz 11 to see if their was a win and Black didnt run out of time, needless to say Fritz 11 found it. What are some really good tactical ending books that are fairly easy to understand that would help me with winning a won position like this. Thanks.
Mar-13-09  WhiteRook48: 20...Nd3 what is the knight going to do, take on the whole White army alone?
Apr-17-09  WhiteRook48: Garry who?

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