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Boris Gelfand vs Anatoly Karpov
FIDE Candidates Match (1995), Sanghi Nagar IND, rd 7, Feb-15
Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14)  ·  0-1


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May-04-05  Kingsider: 150 hours of analysis on end game by both TEAMS,was Karpov`s comment in Inside Chess?
May-06-05  Kingsider: March 20,1995 Inside Chess
May-06-05  RookFile: Somebody on this website was trying
to dispute the notion that Karpov
and Kasparov had teams working for
them. Wish they saw this.
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  Jim Bartle: Karpov wrote for pages on analyzing this ending, which was adjourned after move 60.
Oct-02-09  Ulhumbrus: Upon 55...Bxf5 the bishop and pawn endgame begins. Black has one pawn on a white square which White's B can attack,the d5 pawn, but White has two pawns on white squares which the black bishop can attack, the h5 and a2 pawn.

This suggests two things. Firstly, the move 42 h5?! is questionable because it creates a target for Black's bishop.

Secondly, armed with this knowledge we can go twenty-seven moves back to move 28 and see that the move 28..b4! fixes the Whire a2 pawn on a white square and so creates a potential target for the black bishop in the event that the Queens and Knights come off by exchanges, so as to produce a bishop and pawn ending.

Apr-05-12  Ulhumbrus: An alternative to 27 Qd1 is 27 Qe1 so that on 27...b5 White can prevent 28...b4 by 28 b4
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