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Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov
Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Rematch (1986), London ENG / Leningrad URS, rd 23, Oct-06
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queen's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jul-21-05  maoam: The most recent issue of Informant at, "Highlights from the Anthology of Chess Combinations" (archived at, describes a beautiful queen sacrifice that could've arisen in the game. The diagram given indicates it must occur in the variation 13.Rd3 a6 14.Rad1 Ne4 15.Ng5 Nxc3 16.Nxf7 Kxf7 17.Bxb7 Nxd1. Zaitsev's analysis continues with

1. Qe6!! Ke6 [1... Kf8 2. Bd5 and White is winning; I. Zaitsev] 2. Bd5 Kf5 3. Rf3 Kg4 [3... Kg5 4. Bc1 Kh5 5. Rf4 Bf6 (5... g5 6. Bf7 Kh6 7. Rh4 mate) 6. Rh4 Bh4 7. Bf3 mate; I. Zaitsev] 4. Rf4 Kg5 [4... Kh5 5. Rh4 Kg5 6. f4 Kf5 7. e4 mate; I. Zaitsev] 5. Bg7 [with the idea 6. h4 Kh5 7. Bf3 mate; 5. Bc1?? Bb2 and Black is winning] Ne5 6. Rh4 [with the idea 7. Bh6 Kf6 8. Rf4 mate, 7. f4 Kf5 8. e4 mate] Ne3! 7. Be6 Rf8 8. Rh7 [with the idea h4 mate] Chess is a magical game and this was confirmed when I found a unique defense for Black: 8…Ng2!! [8... Nf5 9. f4 Kg4 10. Rh4 mate; 8... Rf4 9. h4 Rh4 10. Rh4 Qf8 11. f4 Qf4 12. gf4 Kh4 13. Bc8 and White is superior; I. Zaitsev] 9. Kg2 Rf2! 10. Kf2 Ng4 11. Kg1 Nh2 12. Kh2 Black’s great sacrifice of material has destroyed White’s dangerous f- and h-pawns, and now White has to find out how to hold a draw. The idea is 13.Rh4 as Black cannot stop Rg4-h4 with perpetual check. 12... Rc5 13. Rh4 Rf5 Black covered the h3-c8 diagonal, but after 14. Kh3 perpetual check is unavoidable. [Z. Krnic]

Apr-23-06  Guiarados: Why didn't white played 14.Ne1-Bxg215.Nxg2-Nc516.Qd2-Rb817.Re1-b518.cxb5-axb51- 9.f3-Db620.Kh1-Rec821.e4?
Jun-29-09  Knight13: <12. Qe3> Why? Why not Qd3 and leave the possibility of e4 open?
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  Chessdreamer: Score error. It should read: ...32.Bxg7 1/2-1/2.
Nov-12-10  Knight13: <Knight13: <12. Qe3> Why? Why not Qd3 and leave the possibility of e4 open?>


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