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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1987), Seville ESP, rd 4, Oct-19
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Fianchetto Lines (A29)  ·  1-0



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Nov-15-05  Averageguy: Nice combo at the end.
Nov-15-05  PARACONT1: I followed the match then and I'm quite sure that combo never took place! Karpov resigned before the sealed move 41.
Nov-16-05  Poisonpawns: <Paracont1> You are correct Karpov resigned on move 41.Rd8 the combination never took place.21..Nd7? was big mistake ,Karpov was worried about Rxf6 which was possible a few moves before ,but here 21..Rae8 with adv to white is better than game continuation
Dec-03-05  rjsolcruz: In one of the 6-board simul vs NM Cabellon at Meralco Chess Club on Nov 30, 2005, NM Cabellon continued with the rare 3 e3, that per MCO14 was first played by Nimzovich vs Spielmann in 1928.
Sep-09-07  gambitfan: I am worried with 6... e4.

What is better ?

7 ♘g5 or 7 ♘e1 ?

Jul-27-08  Cactus: 7.Ng5 is better, putting pressure on the e-pawn.
Jun-29-09  Knight13: <gambitfan> Funny you should ask. This game answered your question!!!

7. Ne1 is a bit passive, but you could play it if you want. Follow it up with Nc2 and d3.

NOT suggested.

Dec-23-12  gambler: actually Ne1 is a quit interesting move. Ng5 often runs into trouble: After Bx3 and recapture, black can either play against the doubled pawns, or can even play a pawn sacrifice (e3) leaving white with doubled isolated pawns and a temporarily bad placed bishop/knight.

So Ne1 is another idea with some interesting results in the past 40 years. I myself think it is a very good option, delaying the capture of the center even further. The idea is, that after Bxc3, you can still enter f3 lines without having to deal with ...e3 ideas form black resulting in a badly placed knight. Also, you can try Nc2 lines, which might result in better positions after all...

Dec-23-12  Jim Bartle: I spent a couple of minutes trying to figure out why 45....Ra1 wasn't mate. Finally I noticed the black king was in check.
Apr-10-15  thegoodanarchist: Sweet game by GK. But to appreciate it completely one must first play over game two of this match, in which AK used the same opening to bamboozle his opponent and take the lead in the match.

GK played the same line from that game, and AK blinked first, deviating on move 10 from the line played in game 2, obviously with intent to avoid any prepared variation that GKs' team devised after round 2 :)

May-02-15  kevin86: The rook cannot stop two pawns like the dog couldn't catch 2 squirrels.

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