Kasparov-Karpov {7} 1990

Kasparov-Karpov  {7} 1990

The 1990 World Chess Championship  match between World Champion Garry Kasparov and {Challenger} [#12 WC] Anatoly Karpov was held October 8 to December 30. The match location was split, the first 12 games were played in New York, USA and the last 12 were played in Lyons, France.

GAME 7……

No surprise Karpov played d4 ..No surprise Kasparov played the King’s Indian Defense

Up to this point games 1, 3, and 5 were drawn playing this opening Karpov is down a full point .. [He lost Game 2] Game 7 was a big win  .. for the next full point in the match wouldn’t come until 9 games later Game 16 which lasted 102 moves going to Kasparov ,who eventually defends his title with a score of 12.5-11.5



Chess Board

               Karpov-Kasparov 1-0  


Game 7 Oct. 26 1990 New York USA [King’s Indian Defense]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3
Na6 8.O-O Ng4 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bc1 Kh8 11.h3 Nh6 12.dxe5 fxe5
13.Be3 Nf7 14.Qd2 Nc5 15.Ng5 Nxg5 16.Bxg5 Bf6 17.Be3 Ne6
18.Bg4 h5 19.Bxe6 Bxe6 20.Nd5 Bh4 21.Rac1 Kh7 22.Rc3 Rf7 23.b3
c6 24.Nb4 Rd7 25.Rcc1 Bf6 26.f4 exf4 27.Bxf4 Qa5 28.Nd5 Qc5+
29.Kh1 Bxd5 30.cxd5 Qd4 31.dxc6 bxc6 32.Rxc6 Re8 33.Rc4 Qxd2
34.Bxd2 Be5 35.Be3 Bg3 36.Rf3 h4 37.Bf2 Bxf2 38.Rxf2 Rde7
39.Rf4 g5 40.Rf6 Rxe4 41.Rxe4 Rxe4 42.Rxd6 Re7 43.Ra6 Kg7
44.Kg1 1-0




* Images from the book The Complete King’s Indian {Keene-Jacobs}



1990 K-K World Chess Championship Documentary




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One Comment

  1. Great article with a lot of fun and historic information! Fun fact that the game was played at two different location. I did not know that!

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