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1987 World Championship Match

1987 World Chess Championship
Garry Kasparov (USSR) vs. Anatoly Karpov (USSR)
Seville, Spain
October 12 - December 18, 1987

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



Spain, 1987 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 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 12
Karpov ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 12
Result:  Garry Kasparov retains the World Title.

See the Games of the Match!

  • Kasparov's FIDE rating going in was 2740. Karpov's was 2700.

  • Match Breakdown
     #    White - Black      Locale   Date        ECO  Result
     1    Karpov - Kasparov  Seville  10-12-1987  D79  ½-½ 
     2    Kasparov - Karpov  Seville  10-14-1987  A29  0-1 
     3    Karpov - Kasparov  Seville  10-16-1987  D79  ½-½ 
     4    Kasparov - Karpov  Seville  10-19-1987  A29  1-0 
     5    Karpov - Kasparov  Seville  10-23-1987  D87  1-0 
     6    Kasparov - Karpov  Seville  10-26-1987  A25  ½-½ 
     7    Karpov - Kasparov  Seville  10-30-1987  D87  ½-½ 
     8    Kasparov - Karpov  Seville  11-02-1987  A21  1-0 
     9    Karpov - Kasparov  Seville  11-04-1987  D88  ½-½ 
    10    Kasparov - Karpov  Seville  11-06-1987  B17  ½-½ 
    11    Karpov - Kasparov  Seville  11-09-1987  D87  0-1 
    12    Kasparov - Karpov  Seville  11-11-1987  D31  ½-½ 
    13    Karpov - Kasparov  Seville  11-13-1987  D85  ½-½ 
    14    Kasparov - Karpov  Seville  11-16-1987  B17  ½-½ 
    15    Karpov - Kasparov  Seville  11-20-1987  D97  ½-½ 
    16    Kasparov - Karpov  Seville  11-23-1987  A29  0-1 
    17    Karpov - Kasparov  Seville  11-25-1987  E97  ½-½ 
    18    Kasparov - Karpov  Seville  11-30-1987  D58  ½-½ 
    19    Karpov - Kasparov  Seville  12-02-1987  D58  ½-½ 
    20    Kasparov - Karpov  Seville  12-04-1987  D53  ½-½ 
    21    Karpov - Kasparov  Seville  12-07-1987  D97  ½-½ 
    22    Kasparov - Karpov  Seville  12-11-1987  D37  ½-½ 
    23    Karpov - Kasparov  Seville  12-16-1987  A34  1-0 
    24    Kasparov - Karpov  Seville  12-18-1987  A14  1-0 
    


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