|Mar-21-04|| ||Lawrence: Karpov says that 41.Nd3 was his sealed move and that Gazza didn't renew the game because Black's passed pawn guarantees victory, so where did the extra 3 moves come from? Or maybe Tolya's memory is not that good.|
Moves 36 and 37 were poor on both sides (Junior 8), probably due to time trouble.
|May-25-04|| ||offramp: I think Karpov was unlucky to win this game!
He kept on trying to repeat the win with the closed Spanish against Kasparov, never won again and lost 7 games.
Things might have been different if he had lost this game and switched permanently to the Caro-Kann (but I'm glad he didn't).
|Feb-06-05|| ||offramp: <chessgames.com> Could Crafty give us the next dozen moves? I can't see how black wins from the end.|
Or could anyone?
|Feb-06-05|| ||aw1988: <offramp> Black's position is too strong. I don't believe there is an immediate win, but try something. |
|Feb-06-05|| ||Granite: Crafty gives this final position as -1.98 and looked at Bd4 for white as his next move. The longer Crafty worked on the final position, the more it seemed to favor Black. |
|Feb-13-05|| ||Albertan: The move 24.Bd4!? would have been an interesting try. ie. 24. Bd4 Qc2 25. Qxc2 Rxc2 26. Bd5 Bb7 27. Rd1 Ba3 28. Nb3 Ba6 29. Ne1 Rc7 30. f4 Ne6 31. Bxe6 fxe6 32. Ra1 b4 =. |
|Feb-13-05|| ||Albertan: Karpov, in his analysis of the game, gives the move 24....Qb4 a ! and assigns the move 25.Nb3 a ?! |
|Feb-16-05|| ||siu02jm: what a game!!! the pieces are well cordinated throughout(well until the end at least) on both sides. i guess kaspa must have underestimated the power of pawn on b file. can someone tell me how he was compensated for this loss of material?|
this game is A BAR CANDY TO MY MIND; reminds me computer vs computer games.
|May-19-05|| ||ksasidhar: Karpov didnot play Caro-Kann against Kasprov becuase he lost four of the eight games and didnot win even one. True that he is master of Caro-Kann but may be he didnot have the confidence to try it again against Kasprov.|
|May-09-08|| ||marcus231084: Surely white's move 31 has to be Nd4-e6? double the attack on the g7 square, attack the black queen at the same time. all black can do to stop the rot is g7-g6, Be4 - g6 or Nd6-f5. the black queen is gone on the next move and surely a win for kasparov would follow?|
|Sep-01-08|| ||dzhafner: marcus231084,
31...Bf5 deals very cleanly with 31 Ne6. fxe6 picks up the knight for free. Even the barbaric Rxe6 leaves black ahead about a pawn.
|Sep-01-08|| ||Woody Wood Pusher: Call that a passed pawn?...THIS is a passed pawn!|
|Feb-18-09|| ||nelech: Very nice play by Karpov but in his book Kasparov writes that he could have saved the game with 30 Ne6! So 28...Nd6 ? which was so much praised by commentators at the time was not in fact good . Instead 28...Ra8! is winning according to Kasparov . Fascinating example of modern analysis with the help of computers.|
|Jun-26-09|| ||Knight13: <offramp: <chessgames.com> Could Crafty give us the next dozen moves? I can't see how black wins from the end.>|
So if you were White you'd offer a draw in this game and also if you were Black you would accept it?
|Nov-10-09|| ||WhenHarryMetSally: why throw in the towel. its a huge battle on plenty left in the game yet.|
|Dec-20-09|| ||Hesam7: <offramp: <chessgames.com> Could Crafty give us the next dozen moves? I can't see how black wins from the end.>|
Here is what Kasparov has to say:
The sealed move. Although White can still offer some resistance, I resigned the game without resuming (0-1): the conversion of Black's advantage is a matter of straightforward technique. Times: 2.28-2.34>> "Kasparov vs Karpov 1975-1985" by Kasparov
|Dec-20-09|| ||zanshin: Rybka 3 on final position:
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[-1.55] d=17 45.Bd4 Bd6 46.Qe3 Qd5 47.g3 Bf5 48.h4 Kf8 49.Nd2 Be5 50.Nf3 Bxd4 51.Nxd4 Ne5 52.Be2 Bh3 53.f3 (0:05.19) 4957kN
|Dec-20-09|| ||Hesam7: A condensed version of Kasparov's commentary of critical points of the game:|
<<26 Ba1?> is a losing mistake and 26 Nxc5 should hold; now Karpov is winning.
<28...Nd6?> 28...Ra8! was the right path to win.
<30 Qg4?> Kasparov does not exploit Karpov's mistake on the 28th move despite seeing the saving (?) tactical stroke 30 Ne6! during the game.>
|Dec-20-09|| ||Hesam7: Actually I really like Kasparov's 30 Ne6!
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<The capture of the knight leads by force to an endgame with a rare balance of forces: 30...fxe6 31 Bxe6+ Kh8 32 Bxc8 Qxc8 33 Be5! Bg6 (not 33...Bc6? 34 Bxd6 Bxd6 35 Qe6!, winning a piece) 34 Bxd6 Bxd6 35 Qxb5, and White has every reason to hope for a draw.
30...Qc2 was recommended as a refutation, but after 31 Qxc2 Rxc2 32 Nxf8 Rxa2 33 Be5 Nc4 34 Rxe4 Kxf8 35 Bd4! Ra8 (or 35...h6 36 Bc5+ Kg8 37 Re8+ Kh7 38 Rb8) 36 Bc5+ Kg8 37 Re7 h5 (37...Rb8 38 Ba7) 38 g4 hxg4 39 hxg4 White again has real chances of draw.
Finally, 30...Qf5 seems very strong, but the unexpected 31 g4! makes it very hard for Black to convert his advantage, for example: 31...Qf3 32 Qxf3 Bxf3 33 Nxf8 Kxf8 34 Be5 Nc4 35 Bxc4 (35 Bc3!?) 35...bxc4 36 Re3 or 31...Qg6 32 Nxf8 Rxf8 33 Be5 Bc6 34 Rc1 with prospects of a draw.
It seems to me that here White could have held on. At any event, the move 30 Ne6! was an excellent practical chance, after the missing of which I lost the game without a fight.>