The Brisbane Bombshell

ANATOLY KARPOV vs GARRY KASPAROV – World Championship Match (Round 16), 1985 Karpov at his prime was a beast, especially with the white pieces and the matches against Kasparov for the World Championship cycle (1984-1990) were no exception. The greatest match played by the two GOATs is round 16 played at Moscow in 1985 whereContinue reading “The Brisbane Bombshell”

Kasparov’s Immortal!

GARRY KASPAROV vs VESELIN TOPALOV – Wijk aan Zee 1999  One of the best chess games ever played is the match between Kasparov and Topalov played at the 61st Annual Hoogovens Chess Tournament in 1999. This game features the Pirc defense but the games followed an unexpected path. Kasparov sacrificed a rook to gain the advantageContinue reading “Kasparov’s Immortal!”