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Anatoly Karpov vs Eugenio Torre
"Torre de Force" (game of the day Jun-19-12)
Manila (1976)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation (B67)  ·  0-1
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Nov-04-10
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  Travis Bickle: <AnalyzeThis: One of Fischer's friends slaps Karpov around.> One of Fischer's students smashed Karpov! ; P
Nov-04-10
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  Travis Bickle: Yeah Bobby was afraid of Karpov when his young friend spanked the Champ HAHAHAHA!!!
Jun-16-11
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  wordfunph: Karpov - Torre

after 48.Nc3


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game adjourned at this point and GM Torre sealed 48...Qf1+, Karpov resigned without resumption.

Dec-17-11  palagalaako: Wow great game..this is the first time i heard about that richter-rauzer line, which might as well tag me as a beginner, but i find it interesting.. is it more worthwhile to study and use it than the najdorf?
Dec-17-11  King Death: < palagalaako: Wow great game..this is the first time i heard about that richter-rauzer line, which might as well tag me as a beginner, but i find it interesting.. is it more worthwhile to study and use it than the najdorf? >

Why not try both? If you're just starting out, play around with a lot of different ideas, analyze grandmaster games and have fun! We all started out as beginners somewhere along.

Dec-17-11  palagalaako: Yeah im just having a good time playing the najdorf now and is currently experimenting playing with a Qb6 in Black..but somehow White's Bb5 (an early one, say 3.Bb5 ...) or 5.Bg5 ... 6.g4 demolishes my Kingside faster before i could have a good Queenside buildup..any suggestions for a better defense until my Queenside units are ready?
Jun-19-12  LoveThatJoker: GG

LTJ

Jun-19-12
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  offramp: This win by Torre is from right at the start of Karpov's tenure as World Champion. I believe Torre was also the last person to beat Karpov in a tournament while he was World Champion: E Torre vs Karpov, 1984
Jun-19-12  Six66timesGenius: <offramp><This win by Torre is from right at the start of Karpov's tenure as World Champion. I believe Torre was also the last
person to beat Karpov in a tournament while
he was World Champion: E Torre vs Karpov, 1984>
i agree!
Jun-19-12  weisyschwarz: Such ferocious persistence by Torre, who seemed to know the ins and outs of the opening, and the path of the middle game. Pun fits quite well.
Jun-19-12  Willber G: What does black do after 49.Nd1 ?
Jun-19-12
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  Sastre: If 49.Nd1, 49...Qf5 50.Qh4+ Ke6 51.Qh6+ (51.Qh1 Qc2) f6 52.Qc1 Qc2 53.Qb1 e4 .
Jun-19-12
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  Chessmensch: Torre! Torre! Torre!
Jun-19-12  Klopstix: Torre... boring opening, great player.
Jun-19-12
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  kevin86: Nice game for Torre! You mess with the bull and you get the horns!
Jun-19-12  PierreMontz: I agree with Travis, I guess what Bobby was really afraid of was his name, as Karpov himself said in the interview when he became World champion after the forfeit. Bobby could have beaten Karpov if not for his ego.
Jun-19-12  WhiteRook48: What happens if White plays 48 Qf3+?
Jun-20-12  bubuli55: 48...Kg5 runs out of check. the threat is Bxb2+

let's go save some lives

Nov-22-12
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  Cemoblanca: Torrero! ;)
Nov-22-12
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  Eggman: Nice game, but too bad that Torre missed 41...Bxb2+ 42.Kxb2 Qf2+ 43.Kc3 Qd4#!
Jan-12-13  instantlimosv1: Philippine Pride defeats a great world chess champion. this game is now defined in the Philippine History.
Aug-14-13  torrefan: This belongs here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqlH...

Aug-01-14  SpiritedReposte: 25. ...g4! The pawn is definitely worth the tempo.
Aug-01-14  WDenayer: I wish it would be possible to see a Karpov loss without invoking 'Bobby.' Fischer has nothing to do with this. It's just idle speculation. Concentrate on what we do know: it took a circus like never before for Fischer to play in 1972 and he never played again. Why? I don't know. You don't know. Personally, I think that he was a lunatic with no life whatsoever outside chess and the idea of losing paralysed him so much that he became even more crazy than he already was. That's my opinion. It can't prove it and you can't disprove it. That's why it's called idle speculation. It's not that interesting either. This is a game between Karpov and Torre.
Aug-01-14  andrewjsacks: <WDenayer> You are a voice of reason.
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