World Chess Championship 1986

The 1986 World Chess Championship was played between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov in London and Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) from July 28 to October 8, 1986. Kasparov won. Anatoly Karpov was already assured of this rematch during his previous year's match, which was won by Garry Kasparov.

Defending champion Challenger
Garry Kasparov
Anatoly Karpov
Soviet Union Garry Kasparov Soviet Union Anatoly Karpov
12½ 11½
Born 13 April 1963
23 years old
Born 23 May 1951
35 years old
Winner of the 1985 World Chess Championship Granted rematch per terms of the 1985 World Chess Championship
Rating: 2740 (World No. 1) Rating: 2705 (World No. 2)
1985 1987

ResultsEdit

The match was played as the best of 24 games. If it ended 12-12, Kasparov would retain his title.

World Chess Championship Match 1986
Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Points
  Garry Kasparov (Soviet Union) 2740 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 12½
  Anatoly Karpov (Soviet Union) 2705 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 11½

Kasparov won.

ReferencesEdit

  • Kasparov, Garry (2009), Modern Chess: Part 3, Kasparov vs Karpov 1986-1987, Everyman Chess, ISBN 978-1-85744-625-8

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