(22) Karpov,Anatoly (2720) - Kasparov,Garry (2700) [D55]
World Championship 32th-KK2 Moscow (4), 12.09.1985
[Llewellyn, Alan]

Garry Kasparov was to win the second Match between himself and Anatoly Karpov , and as the first Match was declared void this meant that Garry became the World Champion but this game was one of Garrys hiccups on the way. It was nicknamed 'The White Symphony' by Taimanov, who was also a concert pianist, as Anatoly plays a large number of White square moves in a row. This was after attaining opposite coloured Bishops with Anatolys advantage being the White squared Bishop.

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.e3 0-0 8.Qc2
This is a Queens Gambit Declined- note it transposes into the Tarrasch Defence with the later move c5 but not any main lines.

8...Na6 9.Rd1 c5 10.dxc5 Qa5!
a very dynamic opening [10...Nxc5 11.cxd5 exd5? 12.Nxd5+/- (12.Rxd5?? Bxc3+! 13.Qxc3 Qxd5-+ ) ]

11.cxd5 Nxc5 12.Qd2
Aggressive play by White can get him into much trouble here. [12.d6?! Na4 13.d7? Nxb2 14.dxc8Q?? Raxc8 15.Be2 Rxc3 16.Qxb2?? Rc2+ 17.Kf1 Rxb2 ; 12.dxe6 Bxe6 13.Nd4 Rac8 14.Rd2 Rfd8 15.Be2 Bxa2?! I cannot decide whether this move is a mistake, a dubious move or a good one. It is a piece sacrifice for an advantage and Black certainly gets compensation but the question is whether it is worth the sacrifice? 16.b4! Qxb4 17.Nxa2 Qa5 18.Qc3 Qxc3 19.Nxc3 Nb3 20.Rd3 Nxd4 21.exd4 Bxd4 22.Ne4 Rc2 ]

12...Rd8 13.Nd4 exd5 14.Be2 Qb6 15.0-0 Ne4 16.Qc2 Nxc3 17.Qxc3 Be6 18.Qc2 Rac8 19.Qb1 Rc7 20.Rd2 Rdc8 21.Nxe6 fxe6 22.Bg4 Rc4 23.h3
[23.Qg6 Kh8 24.Be2 R4c6 25.Bd3 Kg8 26.e4 dxe4 27.Bxe4 Rc1+/= ]

23...Qc6 24.Qd3 Kh8 25.Rfd1 a5 26.b3 Rc3 27.Qe2 Rf8 28.Bh5 b5 29.Bg6 Bd8
[29...Qb6 30.Bb1 b4 31.g3 Rfc8 32.e4? (32.Qg4 Kg8 33.Qg6 Kf8 34.Qh7~~ ) 32...Rxg3+=/+ ]

30.Bd3 b4 31.Qg4 Qe8 32.e4 Bg5 33.Rc2 Rxc2 34.Bxc2 Qc6 35.Qe2 Qc5 36.Rf1 Qc3 37.exd5 exd5 38.Bb1 Qd2 39.Qe5 Rd8?+/-
[39...Bf6 40.Qf5 Kg8 41.g3+/= ]

40.Qf5 Kg8
[40...Bh4?? 41.Qh7# ]

41.Qe6+ Kh8 42.Qg6 Kg8 43.Qe6+ Kh8 44.Bf5! Qc3 45.Qg6 Kg8 46.Be6+ Kh8 47.Bf5 Kg8 48.g3! Kf8 49.Kg2 Qf6 50.Qh7 Qf7 51.h4 Bd2 52.Rd1
now the rook is heading for the f3 square and thus into the attack on the King which the Bishop and Queen alone are not able to mate.

52...Bc3 53.Rd3 Rd6 54.Rf3 Ke7
[54...Rf6 55.Bg6 Rxf3 56.Bxf7 Rxf7 57.Qh8+ Ke7 58.Qa8 d4 59.Qxa5 d3 60.Qa7+ Kf8 (60...Kd8? 61.Qxf7 d2 62.Qd5+ Kc7+- ) 61.Qa8+ Ke7 62.Qe4+ Kd8 63.Qxd3+ Rd7 64.Qc4 Rc7 65.Qd5+ Ke7 66.f4 Ba1 67.Kf3+- And White is going to break through eventually.; 54...Bf6 55.g4+- (55.Re3 g6 56.Qxh6+ Bg7 57.Qf4 Rd8 58.Qg5 Rd6 59.Bd3+- ) ]

55.Qh8 d4 56.Qc8 Rf6 57.Qc5+
out in the open Garrys King has few prospects of survival.

57...Ke8 58.Rf4 Qb7+ 59.Re4+ Kf7 60.Qc4+ Kf8 61.Bh7 Rf7 62.Qe6 Qd7 63.Qe5
the threat is 63...Qb8+ which wins immediately unless Garry plays something like 63...Qb5 or 63...Qd8 and as both lead to mate, Garry resigned having had enough of the mental torture. 1-0