Karpov vs Kasparov
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[Event "World Championship"] [Site "?"] [Round "47"] [White "Karpov"] [Black "Kasparov"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A05"] [Opening "Reti: 1...Nf6"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. d4 d5 {Karpov's first move was with a knight, but we have arrived in a Queen's Gambit Declined by transposition.} 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 Qa5 {This Queen move introduces the Cambridge Springs Variation. The idea is to pin the knight at c3, weakening its grip on e4. As a result, Black may be able to take possession of that square.} 7. cxd5 {7.Nd2 would have kept the stress in the position. However, Karpov has seen enough stress in this match and is looking for ways to keep the positions simple.} 7... Nxd5 8. Qd2 N7b6 {8...Bb4 is a popular alternative.} 9. Nxd5 Qxd2+ 10. Nxd2 exd5 11. Bd3 a5 12. a4 {White has willingly given me a target on a4. 12.O-O is one alternative, while 12.Ke2 would keep the King centralized for the up coming endgame.} 12... Bb4 13. Ke2 {Black must break the pin.} 13... Bg4+ 14. f3 Bh5 15. h4 O-O 16. g4 Bg6 {White has driven the bishop back, but the pawns can become weak in the endgame .} 17. b3 Bxd3+ 18. Kxd3 Rfe8 19. Rac1 c5 { While White has been busying himself with Pawn moves, Black will attempt to exploit the semi-exposed White monarch.} 20. Bf4 Rac8 21. dxc5 Nd7 {Not only do es the Knight threaten to capture the C5-pawn with check, it will also attack the backward b3 pawn.} 22. c6 {Karpov closes the c-file in an effort to move his King to the queenside where it can be defended more easily, and also be used to defend the queenside pawns.} 22... bxc6 23. Rhd1 Nc5+ 24. Kc2 f6 25. Nf1 Ne6 26. Bg3 Red8 27. Bf2 {White places more pressure on the a7-g1 diagonal so that the d-pawn will not be able to advance.} 27... c5 28. Nd2 c4 29. bxc4 Nc5 30. e4 d4 31. Nb1 d3+ {The d-pawn races towards d1 in the way a soccer player charges at the opponent's goal.} 32. Kb2 d2 { White resigned, because the position quickly falls apart.} 33. Rc2 Nxa4+ 34. Ka2 Rd3 35. Nxd2 Ra3+ 36. Kb1 Nc3+ 0-1
0-1
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Players
WhiteKarpov
BlackKasparov
Game
Moves36
OpeningA05 — Reti: 1...Nf6
Result0-1
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Tournament
TournamentWorld Championship
Location?
Round47