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.
|Garry Kasparov||Anatoly Karpov|
|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 →|
The match was played as the best of 24 games. If it ended 12-12, Kasparov would retain his title.
|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|
- 1986 World Chess Championship at the Internet Archive record of Graeme Cree's Chess Pages