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WCC 1985 [Karpov-Kasparov]
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Kasparov-Karpov II -young champion is crowned

This is the second match between Champion Karpov and Champion-to be-Kasparov. The ground rules were changed and the match was allowed to conclude--with a new champion!


Kaspy win first game-reversing trend that challengers lose 1st
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

Kasparov misses win, Karpov stays out of the sewer.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

first grandmaster draw-after so many in match one-Kaspy up 2-1
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov wins on numerous mate threats and dominance of white sqs
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Karpov wins second straight vs Kasparov!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 0-1

Kasparov draws this one after two horrid losses
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov is up an exchange and pawn-but king cannot escape perp.
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov up a pawn,but it is a rook pawn :(
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kaspy give up three pawns to secure a draw
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

ends with a strange perpetual check
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov ties match with a brilliant combination!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

a quick draw-both players needed a respite (?)
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

a brief shootout,ending in a draw
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian game-both players fight not to lose
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

another rook and pawn ending-drawstring continues
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov takes the lead-for good
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov has tripled pawns-moves 10-12
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

drawn-but with lots of play left
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kaspy picks up a knight-increases his lead to 2 pts.
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

white has great bishop,black an ugly one-but white can't win!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov cannot manage to win
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov wins one-but he needs another in last two games
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Karpov again fails to breakthrough and win
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov wins title with a flair!!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

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