Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Anatoly Karpov vs Jonathan Speelman
Phillips & Drew Kings (1982), London ENG, rd 3, Apr-17
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation. General (E13)  ·  1/2-1/2


explore this opening
find similar games 13 more Karpov/Speelman games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: After 23...e4 Karpov realised he was losing and played the rest of his moves more or less instantly.
May-04-05  acdc: he produced a draw from a losing position, wat a legend!
Feb-03-12  LawrenceBernstein: Legend, yes, but Speelman had Tolik by the short hairs and let him escape.

One moment was instead of ...40 Qc6, he could have gone for the jugular with ...40 Qd1.

Only check is 41 Qe7, (if 41. Qd7+ Ka6 and the checks are finito.)

And on 41. Qe7 Ka6 42. Qa3+ Kb7 43. Qe7+ runs into Rc7! when the black king is sheltered and both the Queen and Knight are under attack, while the threat of Rg7 is decisive.

Oct-23-16  Howard: Karpov also reportedly had a lost game against Timman in this same event, but like in this game, Karpov salvaged a draw.
Oct-23-16  cunctatorg: Too hard to defeat Karpov back then in such a complicated and adventurous position even for a Super-GM and a future SGM...

That was only Kasparov's "privilege" at the eighties... and after the first thirty games of the 1984 WCC match...

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Round 3
from Phillips & Drew Kings Chess Tournament 1982 by keypusher
Karpov Tournament Champion - I
by amadeus
extremepleasure2's favorite games
by extremepleasure2
Karpov Tournament Champion - I
by chessgain
my favourite endgames
by obrit

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC