1986 World Chess Championship
Garry Kasparov (USSR) vs. Anatoly Karpov (USSR)
London, England / Leningrad, USSR
July 28 - October 8, 1986

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



UK/USSR, 1986 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 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 12
Karpov 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 11
Result:  Garry Kasparov retains the World Title.

See the Games of the Match!

  • Kasparov's FIDE rating going in was 2740. Karpov's was 2705.

  • Match Breakdown
     #    White - Black      Locale     Date        ECO  Result
     1    Karpov - Kasparov  London     07-28-1986  D92  - 
     2    Kasparov - Karpov  London     07-30-1986  E20  - 
     3    Karpov - Kasparov  London     08-01-1986  D79  - 
     4    Kasparov - Karpov  London     08-04-1986  E20  1-0 
     5    Karpov - Kasparov  London     08-06-1986  D82  1-0 
     6    Kasparov - Karpov  London     08-11-1986  C42  - 
     7    Karpov - Kasparov  London     08-13-1986  D31  - 
     8    Kasparov - Karpov  London     08-15-1986  D35  1-0 
     9    Karpov - Kasparov  London     08-20-1986  D93  - 
    10    Kasparov - Karpov  London     08-22-1986  D55  - 
    11    Karpov - Kasparov  London     08-25-1986  D93  - 
    12    Kasparov - Karpov  London     08-27-1986  D55  - 
    13    Karpov - Kasparov  Leningrad  09-05-1986  D79  - 
    14    Kasparov - Karpov  Leningrad  09-08-1986  C92  1-0 
    15    Karpov - Kasparov  Leningrad  09-12-1986  D98  - 
    16    Kasparov - Karpov  Leningrad  09-15-1986  C92  1-0 
    17    Karpov - Kasparov  Leningrad  09-17-1986  D98  1-0 
    18    Kasparov - Karpov  Leningrad  09-19-1986  E13  0-1 
    19    Karpov - Kasparov  Leningrad  09-24-1986  D97  1-0 
    20    Kasparov - Karpov  Leningrad  09-29-1986  E05  - 
    21    Karpov - Kasparov  Leningrad  10-01-1986  E15  - 
    22    Kasparov - Karpov  Leningrad  10-03-1986  D55  1-0 
    23    Karpov - Kasparov  Leningrad  10-06-1986  A30  - 
    24    Kasparov - Karpov  Leningrad  10-08-1986  E16  - 
    


    Return to the Chesschamps Main Page
    Return to the World Championship Main Page