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Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov
Belfort World Cup (1988), Belfort FRA, rd 14, Jul-01
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Seville Variation (D87)  ·  1-0
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Oct-26-03  tud: 31...Nb2 32Nc5 + -
Oct-26-03  drukenknight: yes I am over my head, I need to sit down and really look at this
Oct-27-03  Open Defence: Yeah TYPO ALERT*** 32Nxc5 heheehehhe, I really haven't made a good first impression have I? haha :-D, protects d3 and threatens Ne6....
Oct-27-03  drukenknight: a better idea: 29...Nd2 w/idea of getting Qa2 with Q/R pressure on f2.
Oct-27-03  Open Defence: and how do you defend against the threat of Ne6+ after Nxc5?, the java is busted on this computer so I dont have the board in front of me, but from memory i think Ne6+ needs to be defended against doesn't it ?
Oct-27-03  drukenknight: you have a good memory. He wants to go Ne5 and then Nxh6+. at the moment blacks B is pinned. But I think black waits to move the K only when the N is about to take Nxh6. You are onto something good here, let me set this up...
Mar-31-04  Lawrence: eval +6.58 Junior 8
Mar-31-04  Paul123: Karpov really took it to Kasparov when he played the Grunfeld . Same in 1984 when Kasparov played the Tarrasch. Out of all the intense World Championship games they played between each other, only three games separate the winner from the loser. Chess defiantly misses that type of rivalry. Until we the fans get serious and demand a real championship cycle I don’t think we will see rivalries like this again.
Sep-17-05  agressivechess: I have to ask something to open defence who told that 32.Nxc5 is strong but I would like to clarify what would happen after 32...-Qxd4+
Sep-17-05  beatgiant: <aggressivechess>
Read the whole thread, what they were discussing was if Black varies first with 31...Nb2, only then 32. Nxc5 so white still has a pawn on c3 preventing 32...Qxd4+.
Sep-18-05  Open Defence: wow after nearly two years there are still references to my posts here :-D
Aug-08-06  positionalgenius: Kasparov loses another Grunfeld to Karpov-you'd think he would just give it up after falling to another karpov brilliancy like this one.
Aug-23-06  positionalgenius: This could be my favorite Karpov game of all time.A crushing victory.
Aug-23-06  positionalgenius: <syracrophy>LOOK AT THIS GAME.Its one of my favorite Karpov games.
Mar-21-07  TrueFiendish: To me 29.e6 looks pretty darn strong. It could be followed by Nh5 or Nf5 with the nasty threat of Qg6. Am I missing something?
Mar-21-07  Billy Ray Valentine: <positionalgenius: This could be my favorite Karpov game of all time.A crushing victory.>

That's quite a compliment for this game, given all the great games Karpov has played over the years.

My favorite Karpov games are:

Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984

and perhaps:

Karpov vs Nunn, 1982

Aug-20-08  ToTheDeath: Karpov played a very clear strategic game- control the center, and box in the bishop on g7.

<22. Qg5!> is a star move, provoking ...h6 and denying the g7 bishop an active post at h6. A sloppy move like 22.Qd3 Qd5! (threatening e5) 23. Qc2 Bh6 gives Black counterplay.

Kasparov was looking to win very badly here to prove he was the best after the drawn Seville match. Although he still won the tournament this loss was a heavy blow for him.

"After he congratulated me on the victory I saw tears in his eyes." -Karpov.

Sep-05-08  seeminor: As much as Kasparov scared the hell out of Karpov with the sicilian, Karpov returned the favour with the Grunfeld!
Mar-28-10  SRILANKANMASTER: lol..a pretty beasy victory for Karpov, I must say..and (sigh..) No, my dear black death, the move Qg5 is not really all that much of a brilliancy. It is in fact a trifle obvious..at least, to me, but then, I AM after all, a master of some skill! :) Ah, how the lack of ability at chessgames.com that seems to follow me wherever I go, irks me to the core..sigh...
Jul-17-10  Damianx: And i bet all the GM,s would say the same about you life is relative i can,t say it here but i bet i could about u in my field Math theory
Jun-02-11  Everett: <SRILANKANMASTER:> He said 22.Qg5 is a star move, not a brilliancy. Good thing your chess is supposedly better than your reading comprehension.

This is another excellent game from Karpov, built on the restriction of one piece to attain victory.

May-02-12  LoveThatJoker: GOTD: Gloryland

The song "Gloryland" was the theme song for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. It's fitting for this game as it was played in the 1988 FIDE World Cup in Belfort, France.

LTJ

PS. Here's more information on the song: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloryl...(anthem)

Jun-08-13  csmath: Karpov defended the variation he used to play.
18. ... Rf8 seems to be a positional imprecision and perhaps the crucial "error".

The quality of chess these guyd played is truly remarkable. One positional misdirection and the opponent was fried.

Aug-18-15
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  offramp: As white, Karpov beat Kasparov 7-2 with sixteen draws in all variations of the Grünfeld. Good going!
Apr-23-17  clement41: I read somewhere today that at the time this game was played, 17 Qa4 was a novelty (17 Qc2 was the then main move) and as the game took place in Belfort (France), 17 Qa4 was subsequently dubbed the "Belfort move".
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