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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1990), New York, NY USA, rd 6, Oct-24
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Keres Defense (C92)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jun-30-09  Knight13: This is a super typical Ruy Lopez draw. All their preparations get stalemated and had to go into a drawn endgame.
Mar-08-12  talisman: <Knight13> novelties come early in this exciting draw. novelties for the time come from Karpov. 14...Na5! before this game this move had a ?... 15...Nc4! and 16...Ba6! culminates with 18...c6! karpov probably lost the win with move 24.
Mar-12-12  Paraconti: Kasparov missed a win with 41.Qc8! which leads to mate or loss of material for black.
Dec-05-13  jrofrano: <Talisman> 14. ... Na5 had been played before in: Tal vs Keres, 1964, and Tal vs Stein, 1965. In these games Tal's opponents follow up was poor.
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  beatgiant: <Paraconti>
<41. Qc8! which leads to mate or loss of material for black>

I don't see it. What happens after 41. Qc8 <Rd7>, for example?

Jun-22-14  TomScott: Why'd Karpov play on his twenty ninth move h6 instead of something like Rook a1 ?????? He could have picked up a rook at least, but I might be missing something.
Jun-22-14  FSR: <TomScott> 29...Ra1?? would hang the rook to 30.Qxa1.
Jun-22-14  TomScott: <FSR> the rook is not hanging because there is the black queen on c3 ......... Therefore the white Queen would have to move and if 30. Qe2 for example white loses a rook. So I think 29...Ra1 is better than 29...h6
Jun-22-14  FSR: <TomScott> 29...Ra1?? 30.Qxa1 Qxa1 31.Rxa1 and White is a rook up.
Jun-22-14  TomScott: Cheers :s you are too right.
Jun-23-14  Granny O Doul: Larry Christiansen, in one of the commentary rooms, reacted to 29...h6 with something like "that looks really dumb". He then correctly predicted every move Kasparov played for the rest of the game, including the (apparently?) inaccurate 38. Rc3, where Yasser Seirawan, for one, felt 38. g4 would have won.
Jul-31-15  Everett: Karpov kept a tight K-side in this RL from 1990, unlike his other games that left his king breezy.

<beatgiant: <Paraconti> <41. Qc8! which leads to mate or loss of material for black>

I don't see it. What happens after 41. Qc8 <Rd7>, for example?>

After <41.Qc8 Rd7 42.Bc6 and then Be8> looks uncomfortable for Black. Perhaps just bringing the Black K back with 41..Kh6 is best.

Jul-31-15  Everett: <Talisman> was 24..d5 the suggestion for Black? That indeed looks good for him then, getting rid of that backward pawn, gaining time on the Na3 and eventually playing ..f6 and bringing the LSB to b7 or c8-e6.
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