1984/5 World Chess Championship
Anatoly Karpov (USSR) vs. Garry Kasparov (USSR)
Moscow, USSR
September 10, 1984 - February 8, 1985

Conditions:  First to win 6 Games



USSR, 1984/5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 Score
Karpov 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 (w/40 draws)
Kasparov 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 (w/40 draws)
Result:  Anatoly Karpov retains the World Title.
See the Games of the Match!

  • This match was stopped prematurely by FIDE President, Florencio Campomanes, claiming that both Players were exhausted (both denied it), The match was aborted, making Karpov the de facto winner, but a new match in the old Best of 24 format was ordered for later in 1985.

  • Yes, this was a huge controversy, about which the screaming hasn't quite died down even today. Maybe we'll post some more on this later.

  • Karpov's FIDE rating going in was 2705. Kasparov's was 2715.

  • Match Breakdown
     #    White - Black      Locale  Date        ECO  Result
     1    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  09-10-1984  B81  - 
     2    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  09-12-1984  E17  - 
     3    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  09-17-1984  B44  1-0 
     4    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  09-21-1984  E15  - 
     5    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  09-24-1984  B85  - 
     6    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  09-26-1984  E15  0-1 
     7    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  09-28-1984  D34  1-0 
     8    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  10-03-1984  E05  - 
     9    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  10-05-1984  D34  1-0 
    10    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  10-08-1984  E12  - 
    11    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  10-10-1984  A30  - 
    12    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  10-12-1984  D58  - 
    13    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  10-15-1984  A30  - 
    14    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  10-17-1984  E15  - 
    15    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  10-19-1984  E15  - 
    16    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  10-22-1984  E15  - 
    17    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  10-24-1984  D58  - 
    18    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  10-26-1984  E15  - 
    19    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  10-29-1984  D55  - 
    20    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  10-31-1984  A30  - 
    21    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  11-02-1984  D53  - 
    22    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  11-05-1984  E05  - 
    23    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  11-12-1984  D53  - 
    24    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  11-16-1984  A33  - 
    25    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  11-19-1984  D58  - 
    26    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  11-21-1984  A33  - 
    27    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  11-23-1984  D55  1-0 
    28    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  11-28-1984  C42  - 
    29    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  12-03-1984  D47  - 
    30    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  12-05-1984  C42  - 
    31    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  12-07-1984  D58  - 
    32    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  12-12-1984  E12  1-0 
    33    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  12-17-1984  D45  - 
    34    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  12-19-1984  D58  - 
    35    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  12-26-1984  B64  - 
    36    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  12-28-1984  D58  - 
    37    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  01-02-1985  B63  - 
    38    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  01-04-1985  D58  - 
    39    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  01-07-1985  D58  - 
    40    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  01-09-1985  D58  - 
    41    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  01-14-1985  C42  - 
    42    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  01-16-1985  D58  - 
    43    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  01-18-1985  B84  - 
    44    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  01-21-1985  C92  - 
    45    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  01-23-1985  B85  - 
    46    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  01-28-1985  C92  - 
    47    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  01-30-1985  D52  0-1 
    48    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  02-08-1985  C42  1-0 
    


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