World Chess Championship: Lyon 1990; Kasparov G. - Karpov A., 20th round

MSC157

In the split match for the World Championship in 1990, the scene changed from New York to Lyon, France. But the scene on the chessboard stayed much the same, with the contestants essaying the King's Indian Defence when Karpov was white, and the Ruy Lopez when Kasparov played the white pieces. Some variety occurred late in the match, but most of the time the chess world was treated to, or forced to endure, depending on your orientation, a seemingly endless series of similar lines. This is one of the games that Kasparov won brilliantly - and when this occurred, even the critics found time to wonder.

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Kinnmark

Kasparov always had much more attackers as Karpov defenders.
"6 vs 4", "5 vs 3", all of them eyeing in the h8 corner :)

snezna_sova

Good post

EternalChess

So like your plagiarized commentary and analysis is unnacceptable.. please credit the right people for their commentary and analysis.

MSC157
SerbianChessStar wrote:

So like your plagiarized commentary and analysis is unnacceptable.. please credit the right people for their commentary and analysis.

Added. For others idk

CapilanoBridger
Marchess28 wrote:

Kasparov always had much more attackers as Karpov defenders.
"6 vs 4", "5 vs 3", all of them eyeing in the h8 corner :)

And "7 vs 5" too.

chris1391

Could anyone explain why is it mate? I understand the alternative 37 move but somehow cant grasp this one.

pushypoppy

there was mate in 6 before Qxh6.Nf7 qxf7 Qh6 Bh7 Rxa8 nf6 rf8 qf8 qf8 and qf6#