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Anatoly Karpov vs Boris Gulko
"The Jewel of Oropesa" (game of the day Sep-24-2008)
Ch Spain (team) (final) (1996), Oropesa del Mar ESP, rd 4
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27)  ·  1-0
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Sep-24-08  HannibalSchlecter: He looks more like Kasparov in this game.
Sep-24-08
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  patzer2: White's 27. Kf1 teases Black into playing 27...Bxe3?!, when 28. Rxd5! deflects and removes the guard for a winning position.

Instead, 27...Nf6 28. Bc3 Rc7 29. Nxb6 Rxd1+ 30. Bxd1 Kxb6 gives Black better survival chances.

Dec-29-08  blacksburg: <When I see combinations like this, I realise very clearly why I will never be a GM.>

though i will also never be a GM, combinations like this show very clearly that most GM's are no Karpov. this is scary good.

Aug-18-09  humangraymatter: Such games make me say " glad to be interested in chess".Really nice one and I did not know this before .Thanks for loading it.
Dec-09-10  hannahbelle: so lovely is the game
Jul-03-11  positionalgenius: such a beautiful game.
Aug-27-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Psihadal: This game deserves more recognition.

An absolute masterpiece!

Aug-31-11  kasparvez: What a beauty! This is vintage Karpov, and it bears the stamp of his feel for harmony in piece coordination. Pieces move, support each other, and create ever new patterns of attack and defence. Only in music one may come across such orchestration, not in chess.
Aug-31-11  Mr. Bojangles: Sheer brilliance.

Karpov was conducting an orchestra - great music.

Dec-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: Awesome game.
May-23-13  vajeer: Why not 24...Nxe3
May-23-13  suenteus po 147: <vajeer> How would you answer 25.Rd7+?
Jul-08-13  Mudphudder: This is the most beautiful game I've seen from Karpov!
Nov-19-13  Billy Pilgrim: <suenteus po 147> 25...Rc8
Nov-19-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sastre: <vajeer: Why not 24...Nxe3>

If 24...Nxe3, 25.Rd7+ Rc7 26.Rxc7+ Bxc7 27.Nd7 Rc8 28.fxe3 Bxh2+ 29.Kxh2 Rxc6 30.Bc3 .

Apr-06-14  tranquilsimplicity: Ain't it grand to see Karpov play in this fascinating fashion? I would have loved to see more such games from Karpov.#
Apr-06-14  AsosLight: Stunning game. Bring us more of this!
Jun-13-14  Everett: < AsosLight: Stunning game. Bring us more of this!>

Just 25 years worth from '71-'96 to look through!

Aug-21-14  Shams: Vintage Karpov. Who plays Bc1-d2-e1 and then uncorks a combination like this?
Aug-21-14
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  HeMateMe: Not too bad for a guy perhaps ten years past his prime. Remove Kasparov from the picture, and Karpov has a reign like Lasker's, but with many more title matches won.
Aug-25-14
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  visayanbraindoctor: Near the end of his illustrious career, Karpov produces an immortal masterpiece. Fittingly enough a positional immortal.
Sep-16-14  SpiritedReposte: 30. b4! 31. Bc3! and black is asking where his counter play went.
Mar-15-15  carpovius: this is the chess understanding!!!
Mar-24-16  Hunter16: Karpov resembles Petrosian a lot
May-25-16  kamagong24: its scarier if Karpov sacrifices a piece on you
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