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Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov
"The Brisbane Bombshell" (game of the day Nov-11-2016)
Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1985), Moscow URS, rd 16, Oct-15
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation. Gary Gambit (B44)  ·  0-1



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Oct-11-18  piroflip: A brilliant game by the second best player ever.
Oct-11-18  Howard: And who was first? Please don't say Bobby.
Oct-11-18  WorstPlayerEver: 17. d6=
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  Everybodychessnow: On move 28 after black has retreated his bishop to g6 white should've played bishop h3 to pin the knight to the rook then Kd3 to e5 29. Bxd7... kxd7 30. Qb2 is best continuation
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  Everybodychessnow: On move 39 instead of taking on d1 with rook black should've played rook e2 then 40. Rxc1...Qxg2 mate
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Aug-12-20  Playchess1vn: Here's my short analysic of the game:
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  Keyser Soze: Vietnamese?
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  beatgiant: Does this mean we have to redo the whole city nickname joke? Why not the Nha Trang Knight Hop?
Dec-13-20  fisayo123: This is one of the most humiliating defeats in World Championship match history. Karpov was a top 3 player of all time still relatively in his prime at the time this was played.

He gets tied and bound down not by just by positional domination but by tactical domination as well. He continues to make natural moves but by move 16 he is completely immobilized.

Such a thing has never been seen before or since in World Championship match history.

Dec-13-20  fisayo123: Kasparov holds 2 of the top 10 greatest chessgames ever played.

Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985

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  Plaskett: Kasparov pointed out to me that the notorious 12 Be3! refutation Karpov sprang on van der Wiel (a game in which John actually later had some winning chances!) could be countered by12...Bxe3 13 Qa4+ Bd7!? 14 Qxb4 Qb6 after which he is not convinced black is lost.
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  Messiah: Good job!
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  HeMateMe: Incredible game (the pun stinks, though).
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  kingscrusher: Isn't the opening technically the "Taimanov variation"

According to Wiki:

Taimanov Variation: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6

Maybe some opening theoretician can correct me here about this variation.

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  perfidious: <kingscrusher>, could well be, but this is one of those lines which is very slippery that way.
Feb-21-22  Olavi: Yes. Taimanov himself called this the Paulsen and only 5.Nc3 a6 and 6...Nge7 the Taimanov.
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  GrahamClayton: 24. Nb2 Qf6 25. Nxd3 Bxd3 26. Qxd3 Ne5 and Karpov's queen is trapped in the middle of the board.
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  technical draw: "Howard: And who was first? Please don't say Bobby."


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  fredthebear: Technically correct.
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  gezafan: Karpov used to play this Sicilian variation himself at one time.
Jun-22-23  cormier: depth=54 | Stockfish 15.1

0.00 17. d6 Qxd6 18. Bxf6 Qxf6 19. Bxa8 Rxa8 20. Nc2 Nxb2 21. Nd5 Qd6 22. Nce3 Nxd1 23. Nxf5 Qe5 24. Nh6+ gxh6 25. Rxd1 Re8 26. g3 Re6 27. Nf4 Rd6 28. Qc2 Rxd1+ 29. Qxd1 Bd6 30. Nd5 h5 31. Qf3 h4 32. Qg4+ Kf8 33. Qc8+ Kg7 34. Qg4+ Kf8

-0.12 17. b4 Bxb4 18. Nc2 Bxc3 19. Qxc3 Rc8 20. Bxf6 Rxc3 21. Bxd8 Rxc2 22. Bb6 Ne5 23. d6 Nxf3+ 24. gxf3 Bd7 25. Rc1 Rd2 26. Rfd1 Ree2 27. a3 Rxd1+ 28. Rxd1 Kf8 29. f4 Ke8 30. Rd3 Re1+ 31. Kg2 Bc6+ 32. f3 Kd7 33. Ba5 Re6 34. Bb4 a5 35. Bxa5 Rxd6 36. Rxd6+ Kxd6 37. Kf2 Kd5 38. Ke3 Bd7 39. Bb4 Kc4 40. Bf8 g6 41. Bb4 Be6 42. Ke4

-0.46 17. Be3 Bd6 18. Qc2 b4 19. Nc4 bxc3 20. b3 Nxf2 21. Qxf2 Rc8 22. Nxd6 Qxd6 23. Rd4 c2 24. Bc1 Bg6 25. Bb2 Rcd8 26. Rd2 Re7 27. Rd4 h5 28. h3 Red7 29. Bc1 Qc5 30. Be3 Re8 31. Rc1 Rde7 32. Bd2 Qb6 33. d6 Re6 34. Bf4 Nd7 35. Kh2 a5 36. Qd2

-0.57 17. Nc2 Nxb2 18. Nd4 Bxd4 19. Qxb2 Be5 20. Qb3 Rc8 21. Ne4 Bxe4 22. Bxe4 Bxh2+ 23. Kxh2 Qd6+ 24. Kg1 Nxe4 25. Bd2 Rc4 26. Qd3 Nxd2 27. Rxd2 g6 28. Rfd1 Rd8 29. Re2 Rc5 30. Red2 b4 31. Qe3 h5 32. Qd4 a5 33. Rd3 Rdc8 34. Re3 Rc2 35. Rde1 Rc1 36. Re8+ Rxe8 37. Rxc1 a4 38. Qa7 a3 39. Qd4 Rd8 40. Rc5 b3 41. axb3

-0.84 17. Nab1 b4 18. Na4 Ba7 19. b3 Rc8 20. Bh4 Qd7 21. Nb2 Ne5 22. Nc4 Nxf3+ 23. gxf3 Bh3 24. Rfe1 Rxe1+ 25. Rxe1 Nxd5 26. Rd1 Be6 27. Bg3 h6 28. Qe2 Qc6 29. Qd3 Qc5 30. Kh1 Qe7 31. Re1 Bc5 32. Ne3 Nxe3 33. fxe3 Qg5 34. Qe2 Rd8 35. Nd2 Qxe3 36. Ne4 Qxe2 37. Rxe2 Rd1+ 38. Kg2

Jun-23-23  ZonszeinP: The first being Capablanca (?)
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  fredthebear: Hey ZzP - here's that similar Capablanca game: Capablanca vs R Cintron, 1934
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