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Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov
Skelleftea World Cup (1989), Skelleftea SWE, rd 2, Aug-??
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Modern System (E97)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jun-15-07  nelech: kasparov seems to have missed a great advantage with 35...g5 . Instead 35...Kg7 is much better . Wonderful game however . Any opinion ?
Feb-18-09  ToTheDeath: 21...f4!? is a very good positional pawn sacrifice. 22.gxf4 exf4 23.Bxf4 Nh5 24.Be3 g5! followed by Nf4 and Ne5 with strong dark square play.

35....g5 is good.

36...Nh4! was much stronger, bringing the knight to g6-f4.

Dropping the knight into d4 was an error- probably due to time trouble. The weak pawn on d4 forces black to make a draw.

May-04-16  Howard: Yeah, yeah, there are literally thousands of games to look at on this website, but nonetheless it's hard to believe that this game hasn't gotten more attention.

Inside Chess claimed a forced win for Kasparov at one point, and if I remember correctly, Kasparov did likewise in his book on his career from 1988-The End.

May-04-16  Petrosianic: I find it difficult to believe there's any kind of formula for how much attention any given game should get. Especially when so many comments (like this one) stray from the actual analysis of the game anyway.
May-04-16  Howard: Admittedly, it bothers me (too) that a lot of the comments on games amount to nothing more than stupid wisecracks, volleys of attack between two (or more) users, and so on.

Perhaps the fact that this game "only" ended in a draw, is the reason so many people have overlooked it. But it was actually a rather hard-fought draw.

By the way, it took place in Round 2 of the event.

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