|Oct-30-05|| ||wwall: If 28...Qb6, then 29.Rcb1 Qa7 30.Bb4 Qb6 31.Ra6 Qc7 32.Rxc6 Qxc6 33.Qxd7 should win for White.|
Perhaps best is 32...Qxa1+ 33.Rxa1 f6.
If 33...h3, then 34.Bxg5 hxg2 35.Rda3.
After 36.Rxa4 Nxa4 37.Rxa4 Qc6 38.Rb4 and White is winning.
Since Kasparov only needed a draw to win the match, he took it, winning $1.7 million and a million dollar trophy. Karpov received $1.3 million for his effort.
|Jul-13-06|| ||lopezexchange: The final position is a clear as crystal win for white. EG: 36...Nxa4; 37.Rxa4,Rb3; 38.Bf1,Reb8; 39.Ra2,Rb1; 40.Qd2,Qxd2; 41.Bxd2, crushes black.|
|Dec-06-06|| ||lopium: Yes, it seems totally won by white. But wwall explained why Kasparov accepted a draw.|
|Dec-23-08|| ||Paraconti: Stop stuttering, man!|
|Apr-07-09|| ||WhiteRook48: why?! He could have done with a win, but maybe he didn't want to drag it out.|
|Apr-23-09|| ||WhiteRook48: why not 36. Bxc5 Qxc5 37. Rxa4|
|May-28-09|| ||Makiavel: Q*c5+!!! white have to move the king or protect with their queen and the bishop is safe on the next move|
|Jul-01-09|| ||Knight13: <Karpov received $1.3 million for his effort.> WHAT!?|
|Aug-29-09|| ||guoduke: kasparov offered the draw because he thought the match was already over|
|Sep-17-09|| ||Pacemace: What a game dude, Strong move & position by Kasparov. White should won this without a draw.|
|Sep-17-09|| ||goldenbear: I believed Black to be winning after 23.g4, as White has the stupidest and most awkwardly placed pieces I've seen. But then I looked and looked, and I'm just unable to see anything that doesn't give White the advantage. I concluded that 23.Qd6 (if 23.Qe6, which is what I was thinking, then doesn't Nxc5 work for White?) was the best move and that Black has to draw from a slightly inferior position.|
|Apr-18-10|| ||I play the Fred: A...person named AVRO38 claimed that Karpov missed 23...Nh7 wins in this game and he cited, without specific reference, top computer analysis which said 23...Nh7 was a winning move. Because I know AVRO38 will not give me any specific reference to this computer analysis, can anyone else here point me in that direction?|
If no one can, this confirms what I suspected: AVRO38 was making it all up.
|Apr-18-10|| ||Paraconti: THIS game was never played at the 1990 world championship match! Not unless it was just for fun.|
|Nov-27-10|| ||talisman: ohhhhhhh yea it was. for money not fun.|
|Apr-10-11|| ||williscreek: The players talk about this game and each other in these vids:
|Apr-22-13|| ||Everett: <23..Nh7> is likely better than what was played. As long as Karpov strongpoints e5, a knight on g5, potentially using e6 to eye d4 and f4, would greatly improve the scope of this piece.|
It is not a win afaik, lots can happen, but this rerouting is worthy of consideration. White's position certainly seems awkward.
|Apr-22-13|| ||RookFile: I think Kasparov played a dual plan of making the b7 bishop worthless and also for kingside attack. Karpov did the right thing in taking the draw - he was on course to lose by 13 to 11 rather than 12.5 to 11.5.|
|Apr-22-13|| ||Everett: <RookFile: I think Kasparov played a dual plan of making the b7 bishop worthless and also for kingside attack. Karpov did the right thing in taking the draw - he was on course to lose by 13 to 11 rather than 12.5 to 11.5.>|
Perhaps, but by move 23 Kasparov executed the dual plan of making his own g2 bishop worthless and created targets out of his backward pawns. Karpov's play after that gifted Kasparov a pawn and the game.
|Apr-22-13|| ||RookFile: I'm sure Kasparov was thinking about g5 and Bh3. The Nh7 move would be pertinent to address that possibility but its merits need a lot of analysis.|
|Apr-22-13|| ||Everett: < RookFile: I'm sure Kasparov was thinking about g5 and Bh3. The Nh7 move would be pertinent to address that possibility but its merits need a lot of analysis.>|
Yep, kind of like the merits of g5 and Bh3 would need to be analyzed.