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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984/85), Moscow URS, rd 10, Oct-08
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Petrosian Attack (E12)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Apr-11-08  Knight13: 6...Nxd5 is supposed to be theoretically correct and better than ...PxP but I guess not in this game.
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  whiteshark: How'd you evaluate the final position?

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Sep-27-11  Psihadal: I think there is still some chess to be played.
I think Kasparov's draw offer here is the indicator of his change of match strategy after he went 4 points behind after only 9 games - to extend the match as much as possible and tire Karpov.
Sep-27-11  pablo333: I am probably missing something here, but why not 14 Nb5? Surely the forking of black's Queen and Bishop is more likely yield advantage for white than the move played, as 14 Bf5 clearly leads to nothing.
Sep-27-11  picard: d5 would fall. after 14. Nb5 Qb8 white can either grab the bishop or let the knight sit on b5. If 15. Nxd6 Qxd6 then you will notice black is a bit better due to the fact that black's knight, light squared bishop and queen are all attacking d5. If white lets the knight sit on b5 it will be chased away after black plays a6. So white has the option of playing Nb5 and trading the d5 pawn for the bishop pair, but that would favor black slightly.
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  kingscrusher: An odd game in retrospect - I agree with the comments of <Psihadal> - perhaps Kasparov was playing the man now as much as the board.
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  sfm: <Psihadal: I think there is still some chess to be played.> Agree
<I think Kasparov's draw offer here is the indicator of his change of match strategy after he went 4 points behind after only 9 games - to extend the match as much as possible and tire Karpov.> By offering him a day off (which he could refuse if he wanted)? Hmm....
Oct-27-12  Xenon Oxide: <sfm> The main point is that Karpov CAN'T take a day off -- he'll still have to stay up late to prepare more opening variations for the next day or risk getting outprepared by Kasparov. The longer the match lasts the more he has to stay up preparing.
Nov-09-13  HSOL: IIRC I think I've read that Kasparov (or his team) realized they had to change tactic or he might be whitewashed in short fashion by Karpov after losing 4 games in the first 9 games. Basically taking as many draws as possible rather than force the issue (and possibly losing and then being just one game away from losing the match) and waiting for Karpov to tire.

Since it was unlimited number of games Kasparov could afford to "waste" games.

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  perfidious: <HSOL>: Jettisoning the Tarrasch after losses in the seventh and ninth games was, in all likelihood, a step in the right direction.

For all Kasparov's love of dynamic play, his great opponent was very much at home in the manoeuvring which is characteristic of the main line Tarrasch QGD.

Oct-21-14  mwansachib: Both-sides-have-equal-chances
Oct-21-14  ughaibu: I like those positions in which only one side has equal chances.
Oct-11-16  DavidNewOrleans: @pablo333
Forking the bishop and queen on move 14 is interesting, but once white captures the dark-squared bishop with the knight he has lost a key defender of the isolated pawn on d5. There's no adjacent pawn to defend the d5 pawn and I don't think the pawn is viable without the knight on c3.
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