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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
Amsterdam VSB (1991), Amsterdam NED, rd 6, May-09
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Flohr System (C92)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Nov-26-03  Benjamin Lau: Fascinating... Is this indeed a draw?
Nov-26-03
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  chessgames.com: This is probably a stub of Kasparov vs Karpov, 1991
Nov-26-03  Benjamin Lau: Interesting, the gamescores seem to diverge at the 24th move however. I'm inclined to believe the other one is the real deal, this game here cannot possibly be a draw. White is up an entire piece!
Aug-20-04
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  offramp: Where did Karpov go wrong?
Jul-29-05  djmercury: The best Kasparov can do is to enter in a R + K vs B + K final = draw. Here is the line: 62. Rc8 Kxg5 63. Rxg8+ Kf4 64. d8D Rxd8 65. Rxd8 Kxg4.

Karpov wrong moves according to him are(quote from his book "Winning with the Ruy Lopez (spanish)"): - 54. ... Rd2? ("after 54. ... Be6 55. Nh3 Rd2+ (or Bd2) 56. Ke1 Rxd7 57. Nxf4 g:f4 58. Ra4 Rf7 ") - 55. ... Rd5? (the winning move was "55. ... Be6! 56. Nh3 R:d7 57. N:f4 g:f4 (57. ... T:a7 58. C:e6+ and 58. N:g5) 58. Ra4 Rf7") - 56. ... Bd2+? ("Obviously 56... Be3! was better (allowing to reply at 57. Ra5 with Bd2+) 57. Rb7 Be6 58. Rb5 Ke7"). - 57. ... Kg7? ("R vs B and R final would have been sorted out after 57. ... Bc1 58. Rc7 Be6 59. R:c1 B:g4+ 60. Kf2 B:h3 61. Rc5 R:d7 62. R:g5")

Jul-29-05  VanWellov: Was Karpov already lost when they started playing the endgame?
Jul-29-05  djmercury: Lost?! Karpov missed the win and the game finished in a draw!
May-25-06  Shajmaty: <VanWellov: Was Karpov already lost when they started playing the endgame?> Are we all watching the same game!? Draw! No one wins, no one loses.
Nov-25-06  Everett: So sad that Karpov didn't win this game. I think he finally found the right set-up, after many failed attempts, to keep things under control in the Zaitsev.

The plan with 18..f5 makes sense in so many ways. It weakens d5, frees up f7 for the return of the Q-side bishop, and is easily eyed by the move Qd7. Karpov manages to shut white's light squared bishop out of the game as well. Look at all those pawns on light squares for white on move 27!

Jan-31-09
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  Jim Bartle: 55...Rd5 was Karpov's error, according to Ftacnik. Says he could have won with ...Be6.

These two played at least the first 18 moves of this game several times, and Karpov stuck with it despite at least one devastating loss.

Jun-17-19  Everett: 56..Be3 followed by ..Be6 still wins.
Jun-17-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Interesting tournament. Both Karpov and Kasparov played in it at a time when the two of them were dominating the world's scene, but neither of them won it.

There is no tournament page, but <suenteus po 147> put together the game collection. See Game Collection: Amsterdam VSB 1991.

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