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Karpov-Kasparov:the Titanic match
Compiled by kevin86
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These are the games of the (in)famous Karpov-Kasparov match. Karpov dominated early-but Kasparov rallied back to within two games,only to have the final curtain come down on his chances.

the boxers feel each other out
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

dynamic middle game fizzles to a draw
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov's first win-off to a quick start
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(B44) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

opposite bishops forbid Kasparov's penetration
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

both players mark time in GM draw
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(B83) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov wins second as Kasparov is endplayed-Lucena!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 70 moves, 0-1

Karpov halfway home-after only SEVEN games
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

the calm in the eye of the storm
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov thrashes young challenger-could it be this easy?
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

short grandmaster draw
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

fiancettos galore!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

another short draw with Kasparov as white
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

not much here-just another draw
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

16 moves-and what do you get-nothing
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

ninety-three moves,but no place to go
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov attacks-but cannot force a win bf opponent draws
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

this quick draw occurred with Karpov on white
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

more fighting-and more drawing
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

a good,fighting draw Kaspy holds despite 2 pawns down
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

not your father's grandmaster draw
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(A15) English, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

another drawn rook ending----12th draw in a row
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

unusual queen exchange-not much more
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

the draw streak hits fourteen
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 24-not nearly as exciting as the tv show of same name
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

yet,another draw-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

seventeenth straight draw!!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov just one win away from keeping title-legitimately!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1-0

desperate Kaspy opens with the unusual move : 1 e4!!!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

a thirteen move draw-could we call this a tempo game?
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Can another set of draws be in the offing?
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov missed win-now the momentum will be changed
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov's first win over Karpov!! More 2 come!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

the calm after the storm
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

another cookie-cutter draw
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

1984 ends with Karpov as champ-but still unable to clinch match
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

I smell garlic!! First 1 e4 start and Sicilian Defense
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

another run of draws continues
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

a good fighting draw-but still a draw
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

a seventy-one move draw.Kaspy a pawn up but...
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

71 moves again! this time Karpov can't make progressan
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

sicilian draw
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

twelfth straight draw
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

garden variety of rook and pawn ending
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B83) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov misses brilliant win-but is it Karpov who is breaking?
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kaspy wins second-with pawn storm
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Kasparov wins again!! but alas,the match is stopped
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

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