|Jan-22-05|| ||MidnightDuffer: A Cambridge Springs Defence Classic! |
|Jun-13-05|| ||InitiativeCheck: 28. ...c4! 29. ...Nc5! Beautiful plan.|
|Jul-24-05|| ||offramp: A crucial point about this game is that after 15...0-0 Kasparov offered a draw which Karpov declined.|
|Oct-09-05|| ||stinky2: I would prefer 17. Bxg6.|
|Feb-12-06|| ||dalin: stinky2: Wouldn't 17. ...fxg6 pose a problem further down the line? I guess White's king could eventually move to safety, but how do you prevent 18. ... Bxd2 19. Kxd2 Rxf3. I guess 18. Bf4 would do it. But then 18. ... Ra-e8 poses more problems.|
|Feb-12-06|| ||RookFile: I think it's important also that bishop on d3 discourages ....Nc4.|
|Apr-07-07|| ||Fisheremon: Quite kidding game with careless pawn moves in the opening, e.g. a4, h4, g4. 22.c6? giving Black a solid advantage (22.Bd6!?). 26...Red8?! leading to equality (26...Ba3!?) 27...Bf2?! giving Black some advantage (27...Be1!?). Suddenly 31.Nb1?? a blunder in a simple position could be explained just by a physical exhaustion, or from a <2200 player.|
|Apr-07-07|| ||Kangaroo: One of the two last games from their *unlimited* match that has show the total devastation of Karpov. That is why the match was interrupted after the next victory by Kasparov and the new match of 24 games was set up. Kasparov won it in November of 1985.|
|Apr-11-08|| ||Knight13: <offramp: A crucial point about this game is that after 15...0-0 Kasparov offered a draw which Karpov declined.> Who wouldn't like White's position by that point?|
22. c6?? is THE losing blunder. He must've saw something coming at him in the open file with that rook. But I don't see it because I'm not 2700.
|Oct-22-08|| ||Brown: <Kangaroo> This seems to be a game from the 85 match.|
|Oct-22-08|| ||slomarko: <Brown> you are wrong. this is clearly the 47th game of the 1984/85 match. i recognise it.|
|Oct-22-08|| ||Brown: <slomarko> I may be mistaken, but only because I've taken <chessgame's> lead by following the title of the event above. Doesn't say 84-85; merely 85. Perhaps they will change it.|
|Jan-29-09|| ||ahmadov: I like to play these kinds of tricky games through Guess the Move... It teachs a lot...|
|Feb-22-09|| ||Count Isouard III: I think 17. Bxg6 would give black a lot of chances on the open e & f files pointing to whites king.|
|May-17-10|| ||arnab: 31. Nb1?? is the culprit. Now after the pawn is pushed, a Knight fork is unavoidable. He must have been under huge pressure to have played that.|
|Sep-07-11|| ||indoknight: great pawn sacrifice from kasparov...|
|Oct-08-11|| ||serenpidity.ejd: This game is entitled: OVER EXHAUSTION KNOWS NO CHESS.
There is no doubt that the then World Champion Karpov was the stronger player during their first and aborted match with Kasparov. It was shown how easily he defeated Kasparov in the first half of the match.
And then Kasparov changed strategy by just prolonging the match by drawing games.
And the strategy worked.
This game is a convincing proof of how exhausted Karpov was. A very simple and uncomplicated game(as seen by an unrated and ordinary lover of the game like me) and yet Karpov lost!
For me KARPOV was the winner of the match.
It was very very unfortunate for the Champ Anatoly that the previous 24 games limit was not retained.WHEW!!!
|Oct-08-11|| ||I play the Fred: <And then Kasparov changed strategy by just prolonging the match by drawing games.>|
You do know that Karpov had the option to not agree to those draws, right? He also had a chance to end the match in game 41, though of course the win would not have been easy - or even certain.
<There is no doubt that the then World Champion Karpov was the stronger player during their first and aborted match with Kasparov. It was shown how easily he defeated Kasparov in the first half of the match.>
Why does the second half of the match not matter? Karpov was +5=22 in the first 27 games, Kasparov was +3=18 in the last 21 games. Not as good as Karpov's half, but not far below it.
<This game is a convincing proof of how exhausted Karpov was.>
No one ever discusses the possibility that Kasparov was also very tired. Yes, Kasparov is younger, but Karpov was 33 then - not exactly ancient.
<It was very very unfortunate for the Champ Anatoly that the previous 24 games limit was not retained.>
Not at all - in fact, quite the opposite. Had the 24-game limit been in effect, Karpov wins the 1984 match 12.5-8.5 after 21 games (+4=17).
|Jun-01-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF KASPAROV.
Your score: 56 (par = 53)
|Dec-15-12|| ||morfishine: This game was the point that Karpov began to collapse physically|
|Feb-13-13|| ||duplex: Great game from KASPAROV,not everyone can dominate KARPOV like that, from from beginning to end|
|Feb-13-13|| ||RookFile: Capa used to throw in an early Bxf6 in these lines. Games like this make you see why, that dark squared bishop of white's was an innocent bystander for much of this game.|