The second match for the title of world chess champion took place in Moscow, in the autumn of 1985, between two outstanding Grandmasters, Anatoly Karpov and Garri Kasparov. It was the unanimous opinion of everyone connected with the
match—chess players and commentators alike—that the match was an exceptionally tense sporting battle, distinguished by the remarkable creative achievements of the two contestants. This book sets out all the games played, together with commentaries by two leading chess theorists, the Grandmasters Yuri Averbakh
and Mark Taimanov.
The book includes a variety of other material which will be of interest to the reader: background information about the two players and interviews with them, extracts from the match rules, reviews of various aspects of the match, photographs, notes of the time spent on the more carefully considered moves, and an index of game openings.
The games of the first match between these two players, which took place in Moscow between September 1984 and February 1985, are also to be found here, together with commentaries by leading chess masters and Grandmasters.ISBN:5-05-000553-1