Karpov-Kasparov World Championship 1985 (Game 6)

gokul009
Oct 2, 2008, 12:00 AM |
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The 1985 World Championship match had clearly taken a major turn in the last two games. After three games, challenger Garry Kasparov was leading 2-1 with a win and two draws but world champion Anatoly Karpov upped his game to win games 4 and 5 and now has a 3-2 lead. Clearly Kasparov has to up his game or hope Karpov's game will go down to stay in the championship, so there were a lot of expectations going into Game 6, with Karpov white:

Here is Game 6:          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a good game, with Kasparov declining the Queen's Gambit. Karpov was able to win a pawn and for a moment thought that he might get a third consecutive victory but Kasparov forced both Karpov's Rook and his King to defend the a and f-pawns respectively. This was enough compensation for for him ans so the players agreed to a draw.

So after game 6, Karpov leads by the score of 3-5-2.5.

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