1985: Garry Kasparov Becomes World Champion

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This is the game which made Garry Kasparov world champion over Anatoly Karpov in their world championship chess match in 1985.

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[White “Anatoly Karpov”]
[Black “Garry Kasparov”]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.O-O Be7 8.f4 O-O 9.Kh1 Qc7 10.a4 Nc6 11.Be3 Re8 12.Bf3 Rb8 13.Qd2 Bd7 14.Nb3 b6 15.g4 Bc8 16.g5 Nd7 17.Qf2 Bf8 18.Bg2 Bb7 19.Rad1 g6 20.Bc1 Rbc8 21.Rd3 Nb4 22.Rh3 Bg7 23.Be3 Re7 24.Kg1 Rce8 25.Rd1 f5 26.gxf6 Nxf6 27.Rg3 Rf7 28.Bxb6 Qb8 29.Be3 Nh5 30.Rg4 Nf6 31.Rh4 g5 32.fxg5 Ng4 33.Qd2 Nxe3 34.Qxe3 Nxc2 35.Qb6 Ba8 36.Rxd6 Rb7 37.Qxa6 Rxb3 38.Rxe6 Rxb2 39.Qc4 Kh8 40.e5 Qa7+ 41.Kh1 Bxg2+ 42.Kxg2 Nd4+ 0-1

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215 Comments

  1. i am trying to eat while watching this but bruh this is TOO funny (and very instructive )

  2. Well, The Sicilian is very flexible……I prefer The Kan variation. Don't have problems with the closed(2.Nc3) and not a problem at all with the Alapin (2.c3) I love The Sicilian. It's brutal. Chess at it's finest.

  3. Those translation blocking Garry's game couldn't watch it,😏

  4. Karpov had a huge edge in development and should have attacked with Q+R on the h-file, but instead attempted to slowly improve the position. Fatal error. Moral of this game: "He who hesitates is lost."

  5. 13:49 why don't black use bishop takes white bishop if black takes by his king then use knight to check king again and do a fork to queen

  6. NGL, I watched the Kasparov vs Karpov video and still didn't find the move when I watched this one!

  7. Come on Levy, you can't make a Kasparov game analysis without a Kasparov impression.

  8. So I pulled out my knights, and I started blastin. "Bang. Bang."

  9. Kasparov kinda looks like Eric rosen in the thumbnail

  10. before Qa7+ Garry could've just took the bishop right away because if Karpov would've taken back with the king there is Ke3+ and forking the queen……

  11. Retiring when you're still the #1 player in the world it's just asserting dominance. Goat

  12. At 13:46, perhaps even better than Kasparov's actual choice would be the preliminary 40. … Rxe6, and if 41. Qxe6, only then Kasparov's combination of 41. … Qa7+ 42. Kh1 Bxg2+ 43. Kxg2 Nd4+, which would win the Queen. (Obviously not 40. … Qa7+ 41. Kh1 Rxe6??? when 42. Qc8+ would make Karpov the winner and still champion!)

  13. 💙💜🤍💙💜🤍

  14. I can't believe I actually paused, thought about the position and found the solution. After only 2 weeks of playing moderately and watching your channel

  15. When Levy said "the game of chess" I automatically hear "is like a sword fight. You must think first, before you move".

  16. At 13.52 why don't u take the bishop King takes back and fork king and queen with knight

  17. 18/3/2022 , lovely game and its really like a sling shot

  18. Please, PLEASE someone tell me why can't you just trade the bishop on 13:47, so when the king captures you move the knight and make a fork to the queen or the rook, WHY can't you do that

  19. Hes not seting pieces for the next game lol

  20. For some weird reason en passant for me seems that has the same logic like off side in football (or soccer) its like a rule that says, ok now you re too late to push the pawn so far, i have already covered some distance with mine, you cant do that

  21. Levy: describes this is not a history class
    Also levy: describes the history literally better than my history teacher

  22. World Chess Championships' took place at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London, from 8 October to 4 November 2000 : Vladimir Kramnik won against Garry Kasparov and became the 14th World Chess Champion

  23. 03:11

    I was gonna take his word for it but when he said it was a dutch word i realized he was mispronouncing it so badly I didn’t recognize it and even then i had to double check it

    The correct pronunciation is as follows (not that it matters)

    Word: Scheveningen (a city name)

    Ch: like in rachmaninov
    First e is pronounced like ay
    Ve is pronounced like “le” in french but with a v instead of an L
    “Ningen” is pronounced like ning+ an extra “n” like you would say “the letter n” but with less emphasis

    Thank you for listening to my ted talk

  24. 14:20 I would have took the queen but then the chaos that follows next…I lose my bishop and the Eval goes M7 for white and my girlfriends breaking up with me and my manager is planning to fire me

  25. Queen at f2 he was suppose to move that over to h4 and attack the king like that

  26. 13:16 there was a win for karpov
    Pawn g6 then rook h7
    King has to move g then rook b6 wins aqueen

  27. If you don't play against Kasparov, you can't lose, and that's just as good.
    "It's science." -Ron Burgundy

  28. Najdorf – the J is not silent. It just sounds like a Y.

  29. This is exciting, I appreciate how you're giving this life.

  30. I would love a whole channel narrating historical games. Kasparov vs. Deep Blue might be kind of cool.

  31. The writing is in the way, so it's garbage!

  32. I met Garry Chess once. He showed up, exclaimed “it’s chessin’ time” and continued to chess everyone off the board.

    I wish I had more of the story but as they say, chess speaks for itself

  33. Currently watching this video jn September 2023 …. Thanks Levy ❤

  34. Yeah you made "some" of these Videos. I'm watching this in 2023

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