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Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov
Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1990), New York, NY USA, rd 11, Nov-05
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92)  ·  1/2-1/2



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May-21-07  einneu: No comment yet??Another interesting duel of the greatest WC pair of all time.Nice drawing combo with Bxd4!! And of course Rxe3!? Kasparov creates again an unbalanced position.In such cases Karpov always encountered problems (of psychological nature perhaps).Kh1 rather passive.Black has many threats in the a1-h8 diagonal.
Apr-04-09  rippa: Without digging to deeply it certainly seems like Karpov must have been happy to see this draw. What am I missing after 20 ...Bd4?
Apr-04-09  chillowack: Why 20...Bd4, rippa? What's the point of the move?

Black would be blocking the rook, preventing its slide to the h-file. If your idea is to capture c5, you lose the exchange in the process. And if you choose to save the exchange, the rook goes back to some passive position.

Jun-30-09  Knight13: <rippa> Remember, don't make random threatening moves like 20...Bd4 unless it gives you an advantage. Here, a quick glance proves that it doesn't, even if the Queen moves to c1.
Jun-30-09  talisman: damouseagain!
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  Fusilli: <random threatening moves>? It looks like 20...Bd4 is the only move, otherwise black loses serious material (either the knight or the rook) after 20...Bxa1 21.Rxa1. So, 20...Bd4 ensures the draw at once. It's not a random threatening move.
Jul-01-09  Knight13: <Fusilli> I'm sure that's why <chillowack>, Kasparov and I disapproved it.
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  Fusilli: <Knight13> Kasparov disapproved of it? Does he have a better move? What am I missing?
Jul-27-09  WhiteRook48: 25 Kg2 is necessary: 25 Kg1??? Qg3+
Jul-27-09  WhiteRook48: sorry I thought the knight could get to g3 and mate. queen's on g3
Oct-29-10  nelech: " This game will remain without any doubt as one of the jewel in the history of the world championships " ( gm Anatoly Vaiser ) . Indeed the 2k exchanded splendid moves : 13... Rxe3 ! 19 Nb2! 20...Rh4! 22 g4! 22...Bd4! etc . After 23 Qg2 !? ( instead of 23 Qxd4 leading to a draw by perpetual check ) a double-edge endgame could have occured ( Kasparov ) . Here is the more interesting variation given by Kasparov : 23 ...Bxa1 24 Rxa1 Bxg4!? 25 fxg4 Qxe2! 26 Qxe2 Ng3+ 27 Kg2 Nxe2 28 Ne5! Nf4+ 29 Kh1 Ne6 30 b4! and here not 30...Nd4? 31 Rd1 f6 32 Rxd4 fxe5 33 b5! çxb5 34 ç6 Rh3 35 Rç4! winning but 30...Nd8! extending in the endgame their artistic and perfect play .
Jan-14-15  Conrad93: This exchange sacrifice has become very typical in this 13. c5!? line, and with accurate play should force a draw.
Jan-14-15  Conrad93: Kasparov considers 10. Qd2 as weak.
Jan-14-15  RookFile: Well, it's unbelievable play. You just sac one exchange against Karpov, swing the other rook around, and sac that one too. Really? Well, Kasparov did it!
Jan-14-15  Conrad93: So have many other players after this game. For it's time it was brilliant. Now it's just opening theory.
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  Honza Cervenka: The idea behind 13...Rxe3!? is quite clear. Black wants to control dark squares especially on a1-h8 and also a7-g1 diagonals, and Gazza believed that it is worth of an Exchange. He was probably right though more challenging continuation than 16.Kh1 can be 16.Rad1.
May-06-16  Howard: Kasparov tried that exact same exchange sac against Gelfand at Linares 1992, but the result was quite different that time.
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  mjmorri: At the time this game was played, some people were suspicious and thought it might have been prearranged.
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  HeMateMe: people besides Bobby Fischer? Sane people?
Nov-18-19  WorstPlayerEver: <HeMateMe>

Yup, Salov.

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  AylerKupp: <WorstPlayerEver> I had never heard of Salov, being inactive in chess during the period that he rose to prominence. But after reading his short biography in Wikipedia I think that you are right, he and Fischer are kindred spirits.
Nov-05-20  offramp: <Honza Cervenka: ...more challenging continuation than 16.Kh1 can be 16.Rad1.>

In the game T Hillarp Persson vs V S Spasov, 2005 White tried 16. Na4 (= in 38).


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14. Qxe3 Qf8 <(Black would like to play 14... Ng4 but 15. Nxc6 threatens the black queen. But now ...Ng4 is a threat.)>
15. Nxc6 bxc6
16. Kh1. This gets the king off of the a7-g1 diagonal.

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16...Rb8 17. Na4 Rb4.
Black attacks White's knight and rook on the queenside, and White responds by attacking Black's pieces on the kingside.
18. b3 Be6 19. Nb2 Nh5 20. Nd3 Rh4 21. Qf2 Qe7.

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The threat is ...Bd4.
22. g4! Trying to gain time to move the rook from a1.
22... Bd4

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23. Qxd4.
<Not 23. Qe1? Bxa1 24. Qxa1 Ng3+ 25. Kg2 Nxf1 26.Qxf1-+. Kasparov's line given above:
23. Qg2 Bxa1 24. Rxa1 Bxg4 25. fxg4 Qxe2 26. Qxe2 Ng3+ 27. Kg2 Nxe2 28. Ne5 Nf4+ 29. Kh1 Ne6 30. b4 Nd8 (or 30... Nd4 31. Rd1 f6 32. Rxd4 fxe5 33. b5 cxb5 34. c6 Rh3 35. Rc4>
23... Rxh2+ 24. Kxh2 Qh4+ 1/2-1/2

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