Winner of the match would be the first player who wins six games. Karpov was
leading 4:0 after nine games, then 17 draws followed and Kasparov lost again. Now Karpov was leading 5:0 then another four draws followed and Kasparov won his first-ever game against Karpov. Then 14 draws followed and Kasparov won twice in a row, game 47 and game 48, result now 5:3.
The match was ended at this point without result by Florencio Campomanes, the president of FIDE, due to health reasons of the players who were playing the longest match in chess history lasting 5 months from September 10, 1984 to February 8, 1985.
Karpov’s Immortal Chess Endgame vs Garry Kasparov – Game 9, 1984
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