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Kasparov vs. Karpov
London 1986

White to play. Can you find the best move? Try to look a few moves ahead - does Black have any good answer?


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“The Power of a Quiet Move!”

Kasparov vs. Karpov, London 1986

In this episode, we will touch on what sometimes seems to be a “quiet move” – not a capture or heroic sacrifice, and yet, moves which are sometimes real game breakers.

Anatoly Karpov, born 1951 in Russia, became Grandmaster at the age of 19, and won more tournaments than any other chess player, so far.

Garry Kasparov, born 1963 in Azerbaijan as Garik Weinstein, became the youngest World Chess Champion at the age of 22. He took the crown from Karpov in 1985 after 10 years of Karpov leading the rankings, to start a long and emotional period of rivalry between the two.

It is now one year later, 1986 in London, and the two giants are standing in the ring again...
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