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Anatoly Karpov vs Lubomir Ftacnik
Thessaloniki (ol) 46/38 (1988)  ·  English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Hedgehog Defense (A30)  ·  1-0
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Jul-03-05  pencuse: Karpov's positional play didn't let Ftacnik to play the game. Ftacnik has been patient until move 45. ... b5, when he got bored of Karpov's positional manoeuvres. Then he exchanged its rook with Karpov's knight, to make more aggressive play. But in the knight-rook endgame Karpov's "hi-tech" game style was decisive.
Jul-03-05  farrooj: I think this should be a draw? Can anyone confirm this?
Jul-03-05  pencuse: World Open, GM Kacheishvil - GM Nakamura game on ICC now. The same position with colors reversed. It seems to be draw.
Jul-03-05  810609: <farooj> there is no draw for black, white will play Rd5-a5 and knight is lost (Rxa7, if black moves his knight, Rxb5/Kxc6/Kxc8) and there is no way how to stop it for black, as king is too far and K+R vs K endgame is lost.
Aug-05-08
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  4tmac: 83. KxP is the only move to win, and after 83. ... N-c4


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. R-f3+!! K-g4 85. R-d3!! K-g5 86. K-d5 (or R-d5) and eventually wins the N (!! is only move)

Dec-26-08  M.D. Wilson: If black moves, white wins.
Jul-24-09  M.D. Wilson: How does one pronounce "Ftacnik"?
Jul-11-10  orio24: <M.D. Wilson: How does one pronounce "Ftacnik"?>

F-t-a(like a in bath)-c(like ch in chow)-n(like ni in Tania)-i-k. I believe it is hard to pronounce for English natives. :)

Apr-06-13  vinidivici: very solid positional play by karpov ends with good ending
Nov-17-13
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  wwall: It looks like 81...Nb6? is the losing move. Black draws after 81...Ne7! 82.Rxf7 Ng6+ 83.Kxe6 Kxh3 84.Rg7 Nf4+ 85.Kf5 Ne2.

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