Karpov – Kasparov, 1985.
In today’s post, we are going to examine three positions from the 2nd game from the 2nd match between Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov.
In this sharp Sicilian encounter, Kasparov, playing the Black pieces, suffered a bit after a mistake opening, but then Karpov returned the favour and made a passive move which allowed Kasparov to grab the initiative in his typical manner.
In the end, Kasparov didn’t convert his advantage though, but his play in the middlegame was extremely strong and impressive.
The variations are taken from the book Kasparov vs Karpov, 1975-1985.
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Kasparov – Seirawan, Skelleftea, 1989
The following encounter in the Modern Benoni between the 13th World Champion and American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan presents a great training material. The game is reach in tactical possibilities and is excellent for calculation exercise.
We have singled out three particular positions from the game for the readers to solve. Take some time in every position and try to determine the best move for Black, but also try to take White’s resources into account.
The variations are approved by Kasparov himself, as they are taken from his book, “Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, 1985- 1993”.
Hope you will enjoy it!
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