Kasparov vs Karpov
[Event "World Championship"] [Site "?"] [Round "8"] [White "Kasparov"] [Black "Karpov"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A21"] [Opening "English: King's, 2.Nc3 d6 3.g3"] 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 c5 {A opening experiment. Karpov fixes his grip on d4 but there is a gaping hole at d5.} 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. a3 { It is worthwhile to take time out to contest the b4-square.} 5... g6 6. b4 Bg7 {6...cxb4 7.axb4 Nxb4 8.Qa4+ Nc6 9.Ba3 White would have excellent pressure for the sacrificed pawn.} 7. Rb1 Nge7 8. e3 { The idea is to make room for the knight at g1.} 8... O-O 9. d3 Rb8 10. Nge2 Be6 11. b5 Na5 {The Knight is not well placed on the edge of the board.} 12. Bd2 b6 13. O-O {Both sides have developed their forces, but I control considerably more space on the queenside.} 13... Nb7 14. e4 {I have a hole at d4, but Black will find it very difficult to place a knight there.} 14... Kh8 {A poor move. Karpov should have played 14...h6 in preparation for the advance of the f-pawn, keeping my bishop off of g5.} 15. Qc1 f5 16. Bg5 Qe8 {Black breaks the pin.} 17. Bxe7 {I like bishops, but in this case the exchange helps me, because now I can sink a knight at d5 without it being captured by Karpov's knight.} 17... Qxe7 18. exf5 Bxf5 {18...gxf5 19.f4 Black's center is beginning to crumble.} 19. Nd5 Qd7 20. Qd2 { Now I have an outpost at d5, in addition to my advantage in space.} 20... Na5 21. Nec3 Rbe8 22. Ne4 Nb7 23. a4 {Now it is time to expand on both flanks.} 23... Na5 24. h4 Nb7 25. Kh2 Rb8 26. Ra1 Na5 {Karpov threatens a fork at b3.} 27. Ra3 Rf7 28. Qc3 Rd8 {Black's rooks are pretty useless.} 29. Ra2 { This rook will transfer to the e-file.} 29... Bh6 30. Ng5 Rff8 { 30...Bxg5 31.hxg5 Qe8 32.f4 The pressure at e5 will build.} 31. Re2 Bg7 32. Qc2 {I will not allow 32...e4!} 32... Rde8 33. Ne3 Bh6 34. Bd5 {I have decided to use that outpost at d5 for the bishop, controlling even more territory.} 34... Bg7 35. Qd1 {I am almost ready to go king-hunting.} 35... h6 { Another weakness for me to attack!} 36. Ne4 Qd8 37. Ra2 {Now the knight cannot be redeployed because if it moves to b7 I can capture it and play a4-a5.} 37... Bc8 38. Nc3 h5 39. Be4 { The advance of the pawn from h7 makes the g-pawn vulnerable.} 39... Re6 40. Ncd5 Bh6 {40...Nb7 41.f4 exf4 42.Nxf4 the g-pawn falls.} 41. Ng2 Kg7 42. f4 { Finally! But now the game is all but over.} 42... exf4 43. Ngxf4 Re5 { 43...Qe8 44.Nxe6+ Bxe6 45.Qa1+} 44. Nxg6 Rxf1 45. Qxf1 Rxe4 46. dxe4 Kxg6 47. Rf2 {My attack is overwhelming.} 47... Qe8 { 47...Bg7 48.Rf7 Nb7 49.Ne7+ Kh6 50.Qf4+ Kh7 51.Qf6 Qh8 52.Qg6++} 48. e5 dxe5 49. Rf6+ Kg7 50. Rd6 { Karpov can do nothing about the threat of 51.Qf6+, so he resigned.} 1-0
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OpeningA21 — English: King's, 2.Nc3 d6 3.g3
TournamentWorld Championship