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Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov
Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1985), Moscow URS, rd 22, Nov-05
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  1-0



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Mar-22-04  Lawrence: Isn't this a mistake? In his book, Karpov ends at 42.Kg4 and says that the adjourned rook ending is easily won by Whites because of the mobility of the h pawn. But after 47.h6 (were these moves really played?) how is he going to crown that pawn?

Garry had time trouble and played 31...Ne4? when he should have played 31...Re1 or 31...Kg8, and 35...h5+ when he should have played 35...Kg8 or 35...Rfe8. (Tolya and Junior)

Premium Chessgames Member You're right, the moves after 42.Kg4 are junk, and we removed them. Thanks.
Apr-19-08  positionalgenius: A crystal-clear karpov win over his rival. One of my personal karpov favorites.
Apr-19-08  HungryGoldfish: Instead of 28. Ng3, why not Nf4 aiming for the supported e6?
Apr-19-08  HungryGoldfish: eh, nevermind. RxP. This is why my rating is so low.
Oct-06-08  Woody Wood Pusher: Apparently the advance of the h-pawn is easily decisive, but after 42..Rd5 what is the shortest way for white to win?

Could somebody offer some computer analysis?

Oct-06-08  utssb: 43.Rb7 is probably the fastest. But there are many ways to win this, 43.h5 wins too.
Oct-06-08  Woody Wood Pusher: <utssb>, yes I can see it is won, I was just curious what the fastest method was.
Oct-06-08  utssb: 42...Rd5 43.Rb7 c5 44.h5 Kg8 45.g6 Kf8 46.Rf7+ Kg8 47.Rf5 Rd4+ 48.Kg5 (3.87)
Oct-08-08  Woody Wood Pusher: <utssb> <42...Rd5 43.Rb7 c5 44.h5 Kg8 45.g6 Kf8 46.Rf7+ Kg8 47.Rf5 Rd4+ 48.Kg5>

But what about 44...Rd4+ ? The white king cannot leave the kingside pawns now e.g. 45.Kf5,Rd5+

Nov-01-08  utssb: Well the solution to that is quite easy:

44...Rd4+ 45.Kf5 Rd5+ 46.Kf4 Rd4+ 47.Ke5

Jun-28-09  Knight13: 35... Rfe8, in order to hold on to the e pawn for the prevention of rook on the seventh rank, is fatal.

36. Na5!, then Black is dead. 36...Rf8 37. f6.

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  GrahamClayton: Kasparov's comments in "Unlimited Challenge":

"Karpov took his last time-out before game twenty-two, knowing full well that to draw it would be tantamount to losing the match. He succeeded in narrowing the gap in points. In time trouble, I made two impulsive mistakes which cost me the game. I was virtually paralysed in this game by a powerful feeling of responsibility for every decision I had to make.

My blunder in the previous game (Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985), was preying on my mind. This made me over-cautious and led to the time trouble. But to give Karpov his due, he proved that he had nerves of steel at a critical moment in the match."

Mar-13-21  tbontb: A must-win game for Karpov, given the match situation. He advances on the K-side, building a space advantage and maximising the activity of his pieces. Kasparov seeks simplification in time pressure by 31....Ne4 (better ....h6) but loses his nerve and slips up badly, reaching a hopeless ending. Combining back-rank mating threats with more active pieces (40. Re7), Karpov soon wins material and forces resignation, setting up a cliff-hanger finish to the contest.

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