(Not actual picture from match- just for dramatic effect!)
(754) Karpov,A - Kasparov Garry [B44/11]
GM Karpov (White) vs GM Kasparov Garry (Black)
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nb5 d6 6.c4 Nf6 7.N1c3 a6 8.Na3 d5
The "Kasparov gambit". Apparently according to BCO, there was a roar and a crash of a fist to be heard emanating from the analysis room as this move was repeated by Kasparov. Many grandmasters thought this was unsound!
9.cxd5 Nb4 10.Be2 exd5 11.exd5 Bc5 12.0-0 0-0 13.Bf3 Bf5 14.Bg5 Re8 15.Qd2 b5 16.Rad1 Nd3
The knight is described by Raymond Keene in Batsford Chess Openings as an "Octopus", and so it is- it's effect brings karpov's pieces to almost total paralysis!
17.Nab1 h6 18.Bh4 b4 19.Na4
The White knights stumble around and become mere spectators to the mass centralisation which now follows!
19...Bd6 20.Bg3 Rc8 21.b3 g5 22.Bxd6 Qxd6 23.g3 Nd7 24.Bg2 Qf6 25.a3 a5
Keeping the bind on the queen side! Karpov has rarely been reduced to such poor counterplay!
26.axb4 axb4 27.Qa2 Bg6 28.d6 g4 29.Qd2 Kg7 30.f3
An attempt to "unbind" which black responds to by mass centralisation!
30...Qxd6 31.fxg4 Qd4+ 32.Kh1 Nf6 33.Rf4 Ne4
Black's centralised agressive knights form a sharp contrast to White's drunken hapless knights on the side of the board!
Karpov was in desperate time trouble now!......
34.Qxd3 Nf2+ 35.Rxf2 Bxd3 36.Rfd2 Qe3 37.Rxd3 Rc1
A neat tactic emphasising the clumbsiness of the white pieces!
If now 38. Rxe3 then Rxd1+ 39 Bf1 Rxe3 when White will lose further material.
38.Nb2 Qf2 39.Nd2 Rxd1+ 40.Nxd1 Re1+
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