Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Garry Kasparov vs Viswanathan Anand
Linares (1998), Linares ESP, rd 3, Feb-24
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation. Modern Main Line (B17)  ·  1-0


Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 35 times; par: 54 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 79 more Kasparov/Anand games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: At the top of the page we display the common English name for the opening, followed by the ECO code (e.g. "B17"). The ECO codes are links that take you to opening pages.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-28-05  watchchess79: Can anybody explain me the winning line here??
Jul-28-05  A.Alekhine: Probably 36.Ne5 Rc6 37.Rxf6 Qg5 38 Qxe6! or 36. Ne5 Qc3(intending to check by Qe1+) 37.Nxc6 Qe1+ 38.Kb2 bxc6 Qa5!.I can go on and on about all the variations on the board but for now,I hope that I have explained the winning lines to u <watchchess79>
Jul-28-05  Hesam7: <watchchess79> I am not sure but how do you deal with the threat Qxe6 ?

By the way this game is Anand's only loss in this tournament, which he eventually won. It was also Kasparov's only win in this tournament. He became third after Anand and Shirov.

May-10-06  notyetagm: <Hesam7: ... It was also Kasparov's only win in this tournament. He became third after Anand and Shirov.>

Kasparov went an undefeated but disappointing +1 =9 -0 at Linares 1998. But his one win was this magnificent victory over Anand, a win so brilliant that it finished second in the Chess Informant Best Game Prize voting.

Sep-22-08  VaselineTopLove: All of Anand's Caro Kann games against Kasparov have been losses...I guess he began experimenting with the Caro Kann after his match with Karpov.
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Played in the third round. Anand had defeated Shirov in the first round with the Caro Kann. 11..Rg8 was new; Anand played the standard 11..Kf8 three rounds later in a draw with Topalov. Kasparov had previously won a nice game against 11..g5?! versus Kamsky at Linares 1993. Kasparov avoided the unclear complications after 12 Bxh6!?..Nf6 13 Qg5. Kasparov felt that Anand should have taken the offered pawn with 16..Bxc4 17 Bxc4..Bxb2 as Black would had more piece activity in this line. The key error according to Kasparov was 19 Rge8?. This was the last opportunity for Black to take advantage of White delaying Kb1; after 18..Bf6 19 Bf4..Bg5! 20 Bxg5..hxg 21 Qe3..Nb6 Black is in no danger. Anand's 19..g5 intended to meet 20 Qe3? with 20..Bf4! 21 Qxa7..Bxc4 when White's back rank is weak. After Kasparov's 20 h4!, however, Black's kingside was shattered. 20..gxh 21 Qe3..Kb8 would probably have been a better defense. 22 Bf5! and 25 a4! were pretty moves increasing the positional pressure. Pawn grabbing with 26 Qxh6? would have been punished by 26..Rh8 27 Rxd8+..Qxd8 and the White queen is trapped. Kasparov's patience at the end in not prematurely grabbing material was remarkable. Anand lost on time but after 35..Qg5 36 Qxg5..hxg 37 Nf6 the h-pawn wins.
After this mediocre tournament result Kaparov did not play in another round robin until Wijk-Aan-Zee 1999 when he started a remarkable run of dominating first place finishes.
Oct-27-11  serenpidity.ejd: This game is entitled: Anand:" WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY CARO."
Oct-27-11  serenpidity.ejd: In 1993, Anand tried the Caro once more but lost again to Kas. In their 1995 duel Anand never dared to use it. Clap!Clap!Clap! To all woodpushers never use the Caro.
Jul-30-15  tivrfoa: if black takes 22. ... Bxf5, then how can white regain the piece?
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <tivrfoa> White has Nd6+.
Jul-30-15  tivrfoa: <beatgiant: <tivrfoa> White has Nd6+.> Thank you. =)
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Garry Kasparov's Best Games
by KingG
Chess Informant Best Games 4
by Nimzophile
Round Three, Game #7
from Linares 1998 by suenteus po 147
Game 99
from Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games V2 (Stohl) by ddbrown
Instructional Remedies Vs. Caro-Kann
by southpawjinx
Garry Kasparov's Best Games
by alip
Chess Informant Best Games 4
by Olanovich
Anand vs World Champs decisive games+ vs Asians
by visayanbraindoctor
Garry Kasparov's Best Games
by niazidarwish
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation. Modern Main Line
from adichess' B00 - C19 by adichess
Kasparov The Killer!!
by Zhbugnoimt
Karpov Variation. Modern Main Line
from MKD's Caro Kann by MKD
11... Rg8!? N
from Anand's Novelties! by hitman84
Chess Informant Best Games 4
by koinonia
Kasparov almost wins another Informant Best Game Prize
from Kasparov's Best Games by notyetagm
4... Nd7 - Caro- Kann
from Caro Kann & French by russian bunny
Power Chess - Kasparov
by Anatoly21
98_B17_Karpov's _4...Nd7_parlor renovated
by whiteshark
Game 48
from Part 3: 1993-2005 (Kasparov) by Qindarka
His absolute favorites: GK's Golden Chess Stock
by SirChrislov
plus 10 more collections (not shown)

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC