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Anatoly Karpov vs Ulf Andersson
Madrid (1973), Madrid ESP, rd 3, Nov-28
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. General (E15)  ·  1-0
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Nov-24-05  AdrianP: 20. Ba6! ... 21 Qb3! ... 22 Qa5! ... 23 Qb5!

Kotov highlights this characteristic Karpov plan in TLGM. Karpov fixes Black's queenside to the extent that Black can hardly resist the creation of a White passed pawn due to White queenside majority. Karpov's judgment that Black's counterplay against White's king is nugatory proves spot on.

Dec-05-13  DWINS: This is a fine demonstration of Karpov’s effective positional style.

Andersson’s 7…c5, committing himself to parting with bishop for knight after 8.a3, is inferior to 7…d5, which maintains a strongpoint in the center against which the white knight would be less effectively placed at d2 than at c3.

Karpov’s 17.Qd3! threatened to win a piece with 18.Ng5 which is why Andersson parted with his bishop. He couldn’t have freed himself with 17...d5? because he would lose a pawn after 18.Ng5 g6 19.e4 Ne8 20.exd5 exd5 21.Bxd5 Bxd5 22.Qxd5 Qxd5 23.Rxd5.

Karpov’s maneuver 19.Bb7! and 20.Ba6!, used successfully by Reshevsky against Kaufman in the 1972 US Championship Reshevsky vs Kaufman, 1972, prevented Andersson from playing 20…d6 because this allows 21.Bb5! and the fall of the d-pawn. Andersson finally achieved 24…d5 but at the expense of allowing Karpov a powerful passed pawn with 25.c5.

Since Andersson would have been helpless against the passed a-pawn after 29...bxa5 30.Qxb8 Rxb8 31.bxa5, he tried to scare up an attack against the white king with 29…Qe5. However, he could not have carried through with 33...e4, because his position would have been helpless after 34.fxe4 Nxe4 35.Qc7 f6 36.Qc6.

Andersson resigned because 38…fxg6 39.a8=Q Rxa8 40.Qb7+ is decisive.

Oct-17-14  lioric: @Adrian P

I don't think

Bb7-Ba6 and Qb3-a5-b5 is a characteristic plan at all.

It is highly original and typical of Karpov's original play.

Oct-17-14  SpiritedReposte: I think that's what he meant.
Oct-17-14  DWINS: <lioric: @Adrian P
I don't think

Bb7-Ba6 and Qb3-a5-b5 is a characteristic plan at all.

It is highly original and typical of Karpov's original play.>

It's not "highly original" as I point out in my above post, since the top players in the world would have surely seen the games from the 1972 US Championship. However, that in no way diminishes this fine performance by Karpov.

May-02-15
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  Scuvy: I would echo <DWINS> here that this is a fine performance by Karpov. I had not seen the previous Reshevsky game when I first saw this one, so I was not aware of the similarity in the plans for the light-squared Bishops. However, I was very impressed at the time by Karpov's idea of Qd3-b3-a4-b5 to help put a bind on Black's Queenside. I studied this game when I was young, and had the opportunity to use the idea about a year later to win a game. I'll circle back and post the game when I have a chance.
Nov-17-17  Dave12: He just got chocked by a giant anakonda.
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