1985 World Chess Championship
Garry Kasparov (USSR) vs. Anatoly Karpov (USSR)
Moscow, USSR
September 3 - November 9, 1985

Conditions:  Best of 24 Games.  In the event of 
a 12-12 tie, Karpov retains the title.



USSR, 1985 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Score
Kasparov 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 13
Karpov 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 11
Result:  Garry Kasparov becomes the 13th World Champion.

See the Games of the Match!

  • Karpov's FIDE rating going in was 2700. Kasparov's was 2720.

  • Match Breakdown
     #    White - Black      Locale  Date        ECO  Result
     1    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  09-03-1985  E20  1-0 
     2    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  09-05-1985  B85  - 
     3    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  09-10-1985  D55  - 
     4    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  09-12-1985  D55  1-0 
     5    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  09-14-1985  C92  0-1 
     6    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  09-19-1985  D55  - 
     7    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  09-21-1985  E32  - 
     8    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  09-24-1985  D58  - 
     9    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  09-26-1985  C92  - 
    10    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  09-28-1985  B85  - 
    11    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  10-01-1985  E21  1-0 
    12    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  10-03-1985  B44  - 
    13    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  10-08-1985  E20  - 
    14    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  10-10-1985  B54  - 
    15    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  10-12-1985  C42  - 
    16    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  10-15-1985  B44  0-1 
    17    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  10-17-1985  E20  - 
    18    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  10-22-1985  B85  - 
    19    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  10-24-1985  E21  1-0 
    20    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  10-26-1985  D35  - 
    21    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  10-31-1985  D31  - 
    22    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  11-05-1985  D35  1-0 
    23    Kasparov - Karpov  Moscow  11-07-1985  D55  - 
    24    Karpov - Kasparov  Moscow  11-09-1985  B85  0-1 
    


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