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Garry Kasparov versus Anatoly Karpov 1987

Kasparov – Karpov 1987 in Seville/Spain
Results: 12–12

Karpov qualified by winning the candidates match and was 36 years old when playing against Kasparov (24 years) again. The match was limited to 24 games and held in Spain.

Anatoly Karpov was leading for one point and Kasparov needed a win in the last game to draw the match and retain the title. He played the Reti opening as White and finally managed to win the endgame and the match was drawn.

The result was a tie 12:12, so Garry Kasparov retained the title for another three years.

Garry Kasparov’s Most Memorable Moments – Final Game Against Karpov | 1987

Kasparov blunders, Seville 1987, 23rd WC game

Kasparov tries to win the 23rd Sevilla game by force but gets caught by Karpovs Bh6 which was totally overlooked. In total disbelief and utterly disgusted Kasparov resigns ..


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