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Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov
Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984/85), Moscow URS, rd 15, Oct-19
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-27-04  Whitehat1963: Why did they play on so long?
Nov-03-04  alexandrovm: from move 33 until move 89 there are no piece takings. Isn't that a draw? Because that's more than 40 moves without taking eachother pieces. Move 73 should have been the end of this game. Anyone help me on this please.
Nov-03-04  SBC: .

FIDE Laws of Chess http://www.fide.com/official/handbo...

9.3 The game is drawn, upon a correct claim by the player having the move, if

a) he writes on his scoresheet, and declares to the arbiter his intention to make a move which shall result in the last 50 moves having been made by each player without the movement of any pawn and without the capture of any piece,

or

b) the last 50 consecutive moves have been made by each player without the movement of any pawn and without the capture of any piece.

9.4 If the player makes a move without having claimed the draw he loses the right to claim, as in Article 9.2 or 9.3, on that move.

Nov-03-04  alexandrovm: thank you too <SBC>
Nov-03-04  alexandrovm: I got it now <clocked>, thanks! :)
Nov-24-06
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  kevin86: Actually,the move to start the 50 move count was white's 38th, a pawn move. Either player could have claimed a draw at move 89 or white,before he moved his pawn-after which,all discussion would be ended.

Either player may claim a draw if the fifty move criteria are met:namely,NO capture,pawn move,or changing of the castling status.

Mar-28-07  Fisheremon: Perhaps 34.e4!? could be more logical to White's plan, e.g. 34...Nd4 35.e5 g5 36.f4 with a huge advantage and all chances to win.
Mar-28-07  HannibalSchlecter: Karpov tried to bore Kasparov to death. Well it didn't work, however I fell asleep twice going over the game. Karpov's games are about as exciting as golf on the radio.
Apr-11-08  Knight13: Actually, they didn't need to play to the point of claiming a draw. It's already a book draw. Maybe just Kasparov messing around with Karpov's head.
Aug-23-12  Albion 1959: A war of attrition !! Maybe this game was the reason why they played so many short draws, with plenty of pieces on the board and plenty of play in the position?
Apr-08-14  TomScott: Why did Karpov at move 28 play 28. Rc7+Rd7. What's wrong with 28. Bxb7 ?
Apr-08-14
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  beatgiant: 78. Nxh6 Ng7 79. Nf5+ Nxf5 80. Bxf5. White is up two pawns, but there are opposite colored bishops. Doesn't White have even the slightest winning chances there?
Apr-09-14  Psihadal: <TomScott: Why did Karpov at move 28 play 28. Rc7+Rd7. What's wrong with 28. Bxb7 ?>

It fails to 28...Rb4.

If anything, then 28. Qxb7 but then simply 28...Qxb7 29. Bxb7 Rd1 30. Kf1 Nd2+ 31. Kg2 Rxf1 32. Rxd2.

Apr-09-14  TomScott: Yeah, I saw that. Just missed Rb4 Lordy lordy. I guess Karpov being only 1 pawn up and with opposite coloured bishops thought the above variation more drawish than his own.The game is just fascinating though. :)
Apr-09-14
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  perfidious: <Albion 1959: A war of attrition !! Maybe this game was the reason why they played so many short draws, with plenty of pieces on the board and plenty of play in the position?>

The underlying reasons for the numerous short draws were:

From Karpov's point of view, after he went up 4-0 in this match, needing six wins outright, he was content to play safe and await an opportunity, while not risking overmuch.

Kasparov, on the other hand, had to adapt to psychologically difficult circumstances--never before had he found himself on the receiving end of such a score, and found it necessary to regain his emotional balance, so short draws, even quite often as White, were a step in the right direction for him.

Apr-09-14  Olavi: <beatgiant: 78. Nxh6 Ng7 79. Nf5+ Nxf5 80. Bxf5. White is up two pawns, but there are opposite colored bishops. Doesn't White have even the slightest winning chances there?> With the h-pawn and wrong coloured bishop, black only needs to give his bishop and pawns for white's e-, f- and g-pawns.
Apr-12-14
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  beatgiant: <Olavi>
<h-pawn and wrong coloured bishop> If Black plays absolutely passively, White might eventually reach a position like the following:


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White threatens 1. Bxf7+, and some traps exist, such as 1...Be7+ 2. Kd5 f6 3. Ke6 fxe5 4. h6 Bf8 5. Bb5+ Kd8 6. g5, with the unstoppable threat of 7. Kf7.

Surely it can't be more drawish than the actual game line?

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