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1985 World Championship Match

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 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 13
Karpov 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 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.