|Jul-28-04|| ||chess4games: Good moves that Karpov found. |
|Aug-21-04|| ||Deck: I do believe that Kasparov resigned without resumption after 42. Qxa6, as recorded in Speelman and Tisdall excellent book on the 1984/85 World Championship. |
|Jun-06-05|| ||offramp: 27...h5? When you have lost a pawn you can't just amke compensation out of thin air.|
|Jul-09-05|| ||Resignation Trap: 35...Rc2? was definitely too reckless (Black should enter a slightly inferior ending with 35...Qxd3), and 36. Qe3! avoids the Queen exchange while threatening 37. Rd8 and 38. Bd6.|
Kasparov retracted his error with 36...Rc8, but it was already too late.
The game was adjourned, but Black resigned without resumption. Karpov now had a 3-0 lead in this match.
|Mar-07-06|| ||alexandrovm: too many pawns, nice game by Karpov|
|Nov-22-06|| ||kevin86: With this game,Alotoly Karpov had taken a three-zero lead in this match,halfway home. We were soon to find out that his young opponent had the tenacity of a man who was determined to climb Mt. Everest-backwards.|
|Apr-11-08|| ||Knight13: Kasparov obviously didn't handle his Tarrasch Advantage (the use of d5 pawn as a dynamic advantage) too well. Even if he saw a bunch of moves ahead and could gain back the pawn by taking on h3 his position is really bad so it doesn't matter.|
|Apr-29-11|| ||Rama: Elegant maneuvering by Karpov following 18. Bxd5 .... A joy to watch.|
|Apr-29-11|| ||bronkenstein: <Elegant maneuvering by Karpov following 18. Bxd5 .... A joy to watch> |
Dimitrije Bjelica , one of the journalists reporting from the match , says that 18. Bxd5 struck all the GMs (analysing in the press room )like a lightning , they practically didnīt consider the possibility of white giving away his fianchetto bishop ,playing against the strongest attacker of that time in addition.
But Kasparovīs decisive mistakes came later on , in the time trouble...
After Bxd5 white , eventually , has slight edge .
|May-27-11|| ||M.D. Wilson: An unlimited games format was as big a disaster for WC chess as it was for Karpov in 1984. Had this been a traditional "first to 12 points" match, Karpov would have wrapped up the affair by game 20 with the crushing score of 12/8, without Kasparov winning a single game. He would have thus remained WC until at least 1987, where, presumably, Kasparov would have qualified again. Still, by 1987, there's no guarantee of a Kasparov victory, given how closely matched they actually were. Certainly if the 1984 match was of the more rational variety, Kasparov would not have benefited from 40+ free chess lessons from the strongest player, and best teacher, of the era, and may not have overcome Karpov for quite some time.|
|May-28-11|| ||bronkenstein: Another possibility , Kasparovīs ego is destroyed by this devastating loss , he turns to alcohol and then commits suicide after being eliminated in the next cycle quarters By Gulko (with zero again , needless to say ) in their famous 1986. match.|
Gulko is OFC eliminated by Sokolov in semis , and Karpov farms the latter easily in the WC match. In few years , Kasparov is remembered only by few chess historians , and his mother.
|Jun-01-11|| ||M.D. Wilson: And yet another one of Botvinnik's predications was wrong.|
|Sep-04-11|| ||Big Pawn: Karpov easily outclasses Kasparov in this game. This was just a crush.|
|Sep-04-11|| ||Petrosianic: Thanks for telling us who won the game. I was unclear on that, and neither the scoresheet nor any of the previous coments made it clear. Who was playing White, by the way?|
|Sep-05-11|| ||Big Pawn: < Petrosianic: Thanks for telling us who won the game. I was unclear on that, and neither the scoresheet nor any of the previous coments made it clear. Who was playing White, by the way?>|
Thank you for sharing this valuable information.
|Sep-05-11|| ||Petrosianic: It was a question, not information. So, if you don't know who was playing White, how do you know which player outclassed which?|
|Sep-06-11|| ||Zugzwangovich: Is all this sarcasm really called for?|
|Sep-06-11|| ||Petrosianic: Yes, and if you don't get it in 30 minutes, it's free.|
|Sep-06-11|| ||Zugzwangovich: <Petrosianic: Thanks for telling us who won the game. I was unclear on that, and neither the scoresheet nor any of the previous comments made it clear. Who was playing White, by the way?> Sorry for sticking my two cents in. My take on this comment/question is that you were telling Big Pawn you take issue with his assessment that Karpov "easily outclassed" and "crushed" Kasparov in this game. Am I spot on or full of it?|
|Sep-06-11|| ||M.D. Wilson: Slippery as an eel, Petrosianic, like your idol.|
|Sep-06-11|| ||Big Pawn: <Petrosianic: I was unclear on that, and neither the scoresheet nor any of the previous coments made it clear.>|
<Petrosianic: It was a question, not information. >
The above quote from you is "information" [sic]. Thanks - I knew you would see it my way.