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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
"Marathon Man" (game of the day Jun-06-2005)
Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1990), Lyon FRA, rd 16, Dec-01
Scotch Game: Mieses Variation (C45)  ·  1-0

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Sep-11-08  Woody Wood Pusher: 8...Nb6 was a novelty prepared by Karpov's seconds in the match. Unfortunately for Karpov, he did not check the analysis throughly himself and the position, instead of being slightly favourable for black was heavily in white's favour.

Kasparov had analysed this line correctly at home.

Both players think 11...Bb4 was the decisive mistake, where 11...a4 may have held out in a tough position for black.

14...cxd5 was also a bad move, with Queen or knight captures both being better.

Sep-18-08  SetNoEscapeOn: It's really interesting that during this game, there was a great controversy over whether or not Kasparov analyzed the adjourned position with a computer. For myself, I don't see the difference between looking at an adjourned position with a computer or with seconds (other strong grandmasters).

Some people have lamented the end of adjournments but I prefer chess as a competition between two players.

Sep-30-08
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  Jimfromprovidence: The antidote to 59 f4 was 59…Ke6, keeping white from winning a second pawn.


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Now, if 60 fxe5, 60...Nc4 attacks the bishop and wins back the pawn.

Nov-07-08
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  Eyal: <SetNoEscapeOn: For myself, I don't see the difference between looking at an adjourned position with a computer or with seconds (other strong grandmasters).

Some people have lamented the end of adjournments but I prefer chess as a competition between two players.>

This was pretty much the view expressed by Karpov following the match, when he said that he had the impression Kasparov was determined to adjourn the game a second time (on move 89) because he couldn't find the winning plan by himself over the board, and needed the help of his seconds (http://video.google.com/videoplay?d... at 45:40). Recently, however, Karpov has been lamenting in an interview the loss of adjournments as hurting the quality of the game...

Apr-17-09  WhiteRook48: this must be the longest Kasparov-Karpov game
Jul-01-09  Knight13: <WhiteRook48: this must be the longest Kasparov-Karpov game> They basically played cat-and-mouse for over 40 moves.
Oct-16-09  vulcan20: <Whitehat1963: Longest game between these two giants. Also, Kasparov's longest victory.> Actually, Short vs Kasparov, 1989 is Kasparov's longest victory.
Nov-05-09  WhenHarryMetSally: 63....nd3+????

whynot just push the pawn???

63....Pd3?

Jan-24-10  outsider: PARACONT1> you are definitely wrong here. after the game, the operators of Deep Thought, the best computer at that time, officially declared that the computer only saw the win from move 96 onwards. please do not present this as a statement
May-19-10  laskereshevsky: <WhenHarryMetSally: 63....nd3+???? why not just push the pawn???
63....Pd3?>

for instance: 64.♖a7+ ♔e8 65.♔e6

and black is lost.......

May-19-10  Jim Bartle: Did this game have one, or two, adjournments?
May-19-10  laskereshevsky: Two.

The First at the 40th move, the second at the 88th move...

both time Gazza ( as white ) sealed the followings 41th and 89th move...

May-19-10  Jim Bartle: Thanks, laskereshevsky.
Jun-09-11  Everett: An opinion for the kibitzers: does Kasparov win this game without adjournments?
Jun-13-11  Robyn Hode: Poor Karpov, what torture!
Aug-03-11  kelsoh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQmZ... About half way through you can find commentary on this game. The use of the Scotch game against Karpov by Kasparov was brilliant!
Sep-19-11  Rook e2: When I play this opening in Fritz 12, until move 11 there is just one game with white elo 2800 and black elo 2730. That's probably this game right?
Apr-07-12
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  wordfunph: Kasparov - Karpov

after 28...Nf8


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"In doing so he (Kasparov) misses the essence of the position. In fact, he has one badly misplaced piece - his King!"

- GM Tony Miles

Dec-24-12  Tudor1972: Why Karpov didn't play 62. ... Nc4+ 63. Kxd4 Nxa5 64. Rxa5 Bd1 65. g5 Bc2 ? The advantage of white seems incsufficeient.
Dec-24-12  Refused: <Tudor1972: Why Karpov didn't play 62. ... Nc4+ 63. Kxd4 Nxa5 64. Rxa5 Bd1 65. g5 Bc2 ? The advantage of white seems incsufficeient.>

It's dead lost.

66.Ke5 with Ra7+ and Kf6 to follow

e.g. 66.Ke5 Bd3 67. Ra7+ Kg8 68.Kf6 Be4 69. Rg7+ Kf8 (or h8, doesn't really matter) 70.Rxg6 Bxg6 (anything else is equally lost) 71.Kxg6 Kg8 (opposition, but), 72.Kf6 Kf8 73.g6 Kg8 74.g7 Kh7 75.Kf7 etc.

Dec-25-12  Tudor1972: True! I thougt he could have the possibility of opposition.
Dec-03-15  MariusDaniel: This is a Great Game of Chess,amazing chess skills!!
Jan-13-16  Joker2048: Amazing game...
I'm wondering that how their brains working in 6 hours. They must be absolutely giants and of course they are.. Fantastic abilities and beautiful minds.
I believe that they are going to heaven ♥♥♡♥♥
Jun-09-19  QueensideCastler: After all these years and extensive investigations, Black can draw with best play from this position. That is the consensus with present engines and 6-men syzygy. I don't know if 7-piece syzygy give any extra help.


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Jul-29-19  gambitfan: 1) +0.40 (27 ply) 13.♕xd2 O-O 14.♕c2 ♗a6 15.♖c1 d5 16.♗d3 dxc4 17.bxc4 ♖fd8 18.♗xh7+ ♔h8 19.♗f5 ♕xc4 20.♕xc4 ♗xc4 21.♗e4 ♖ab8 22.♗a1 ♗d5 23.♗xd5 cxd5 24.♖xc7 ♖bc8 25.♖xc8 ♖xc8 26.O-O ♘c4 27.♗c3 ♖d8 28.♖d1 a4
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