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Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov
Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Rematch (1986), London ENG / Leningrad URS, rd 11, Aug-25
Gruenfeld Defense: Brinckmann Attack (D82)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Nov-19-03  Shadout Mapes: This game won a brilliancy prize in 10,000 pounds sterling, shared by both players. They say a perfectly played game by both sides leads to a draw, and this game is what comes to mind when I think of that. Swimming in complications.
Jan-26-06  whatthefat: A fantastically complex battle. There are so many subtle tactical points in this game, it's just beautiful.
Sep-22-06  positionalgenius: An incredible game,with both players playing the tactics well.Karpov's sac was met with an equally ingenious response.
Jul-13-07  Hesam7: I do not think this game as perfect as people say. An improvement for White would be: 24. Nxg6 and this is forced: 24. ... Kg8 25. Ne7 Kh8 26. Qg6

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White will end up a pawn up. Possible continuation 26. ... Rf5 27. gxh3 fxe3 28. Qxh5 Rxh5 29. Ng6 Kg8 30. fxe3 Bxb2 31. Rg1 b6 32. h4 Rc5 33. Nf4 Kh8 34. Re7 Bf6 35. Rxe6.

Jul-29-08  ToTheDeath: I agree with you <Hesam7>. it looks like Karpov missed a win with 24.Nxg6+
Jun-29-09  Knight13: <This game won a brilliancy prize in 10,000 pounds sterling, shared by both players.> Yeah, a very amazing game for a d4 opening.
Dec-27-09  Hesam7: Kasparov thinks that the best way to respond to Karpov's novelty was 15. ... bxc6 16. Ne7+ Kh8 17. Nxc6 Qb6 18. Ncxe5 Be6:

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here he looks at 4 different continuations for White and concludes with:

<Everywhere White has sufficient compensation for the exchange, but also Black, whose pieces are active, has no reason for complaint - his rooks may be able to display their strength.>

Jun-23-13  csmath: 15. ... bxc6 is now a standard theory.

<Possible continuation 26. ... Rf5 27. gxh3 fxe3 28. Qxh5 Rxh5 29. Ng6 Kg8 30. fxe3 Bxb2 31. Rg1 b6 32. h4 Rc5 33. Nf4 Kh8 34. Re7 Bf6 35. Rxe6.>

30. ... Rg5 and white is still a long way from winning although with a pawn up I would place a bet on Karpov. :-)

Apr-04-16  Howard: Did Karpov miss a win ?

What does Kasparov say about this game in his book on K-K III and K-K IV ?

Dec-27-20  fisayo123: What a remarkably exciting game from these two great geniuses.

Apparently Karpov could have seized a decisive advantage with the inhuman computer-esque 23.Nhxg6!!+ hxg6 24.Qxg6 Rf5 25.Qxh5+ Rxh5 26.gxh3 fxe3 27.Ng6!+ , but its kind of hard to allow your king to be indirectly exposed in such a way.

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