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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
"Too Klose for Komfort" (game of the day Dec-08-16)
Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1990)  ·  Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Flohr System (C92)  ·  1-0
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Nov-11-13
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  Zhbugnoimt: 34.Nf7+! Qxf7 35.Qxh6+ Bh7 36.Rxa8 and mate in 3.
Dec-21-14  mickek977: Kasparov says himself in that linked YouTube-video that take with the rook instead on move 37 and then just move it back again is mate. I couldn't see that line in the comments yet.
Jan-20-15  newzild: Levon Aronian cited this game as being one of his "favourites of all time", and stated that it was the inspiration for the following game against Jobava at Tata Steel, 2015: Aronian vs Jobava, 2015
Jan-26-15  Fanques Fair: Does 25..., Qh4 ! defend ?
Jan-26-15  anandrulez: Kasparov was lucky here in some sense. After 25 ..Nd3 black is playing for the win.

Karpov-Kasparov is a good example of psychology dominating the game when skills are nearly equal. I haven't analysed their games in depth but it appears Karpov in his prime was never really weak than Kasparov however they had a different approach.

Mar-25-15
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  AylerKupp: <<Zhbugnoimt> Good point. Fischer was better.>

In what way?

Mar-25-15
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  keypusher: <Zhbugnoimt: <thegoodanarchist>: good point. Fischer was better.>

He meant Lasker.

Mar-25-15
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  offramp: If only Karpov had heard of the Berlin!
Mar-26-15  carpovius: <Zhbugnoimt: <thegoodanarchist>: good point. Fischer was better.>

He meant Karpov.

Jul-22-15  Albion 1959: This is similar to something that Morphy used to do against the weak opposition that he played all too often. But here, this is not some no-mark minor master. And it is worth remembering that Kasparov is doing this to a former world champion who was one the greatest tournament and match players who ever played the game !!
Sep-25-15  kamagong24: yes! what is Karpov played the Berlin?!
Nov-01-15  apexin: This is interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMe...
Jan-11-16  Joker2048: Kasparov is the last holy prophet of the chess board... This is beautiful..
I think he is genius just like the fischer..
Jan-11-16  Joker2048: Kasparov is unbelieveble...
Nov-20-16  Grbasowski: Very, very nice!
Dec-08-16
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  RookFile: Karpov was a great player, but this system with the bishop on b7 wasn't the way for him to go, even though he did win a nice game with against Kasparov at a different point.
Dec-08-16  Kamagong42: ''if''
Dec-08-16
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  RookFile: Not like the Petrov was a joke opening - Karpov did fine with it.
Dec-08-16  Ironmanth: I am speechless at this masterpiece. I immediately recall what Fischer said of Alekhine and his "gigantic conceptions". This game to me is a huge, classic, and deep fight for supremacy. Bravo.
Dec-08-16
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  kevin86: Black must give up the queen-elect at the last minute!
Dec-08-16  Howard: Most sources seem to believe that 25...Qe8 was the losing move, though that's hard to see at first glance (or at second glance, for that matter).
Dec-08-16
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  Once: It's another example of Kasparov doing his rook thing.

What's Kasparov's rook thing? I'm glad you asked. It's simply this - in nearly every game Kasparov tries to get his rooks working before his opponent. He castles quickly, puts one rook on an open file, gets his pieces off the back rank so that the rooks can talk to each other, doubles his rooks, infiltrates along the open or half open file.

All basic stuff. His opponents know all this stuff too, but somehow Kasparov seems to get there just that little bit quicker. Here's the position after 16...Nd7. It's white to play and be Kasparov:


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17. Ra3! f5 18. Rae3!


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Never mind the queenside. Don't worry about 18...f4. Kasparov is Kasparov and that means getting the rooks working before the other guy.

Sure, he does other stuff too. But nearly always there are those rook moves.

Paul Morphy was probably the world's best ever player of Nc3 (as white). Kasparov was the best player of Re1 or Rd1.

I know, I know, that sounds silly. But play through their games and you'll see what I mean.

Dec-08-16
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  Diocletian: I am often impatient with puns on players' names, but this one has Klass.
Dec-08-16
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  RookFile: It's so old it's sometimes forgotten, but a basic defensive idea is to exchange pieces to lessen white's attacking chances. Look at the position after 20. b3 and try not to get a migraine figuring out all the bad things white can do to black. The whole thing is too complex unless you've got reams of computer analysis squirreled away in your head.
Dec-09-16  vsiva1: The main point here is finally 41. Bd5 taking Karpov's Knight ending up also with Check; may be Karpov is unlucky here with this check or Kasparov's positional skill? otherwise Karpov could have taken his Queen in b1.
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