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Igor Vasilievich Ivanov vs Anatoly Karpov
USSR 28/341 (1979)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Kan Variation. Wing Attack (B43)  ·  1-0
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Aug-23-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  tud: Duplicated
Jun-24-04  biglo: Yes tud it is a duplicate of the only other Ivanov/Karpov game on this site.
Nov-18-05  notsodeepthought: As has been noted on his main page on this site, Ivanov died yesterday. He is perhaps not that well-known among younger players, but in his best days he was capable of gems like the above, winning in style (an exchange sacrifice, and a second one offered) against top-notch opposition.
Nov-25-05  THE pawn: This game is a tornado of forks.
Jan-09-06
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  LIFE Master AJ: I saw the dupe a while back ... I think they have combined the two now.

This game is nicely annotated by IM John Donaldson in 'Chess Life.' (January, 2006; page # 09.)

Jan-09-06  Koster: Looks like another case where giving check is natural, and wrong. Black could have played 38... h4 with the idea of Ra1+ Kh2 Qg3+. White might have to play Rd1, allowing exchanges and easing black's position.
Apr-24-06
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Is this the game where Ivanov pretended to be drunk to psychologically upset Karpov? You don't need to pretend to be drunk to win a chess game. I showed up drunk at a total of three tournament games and won them all. One of them would have been a candidate for a brilliancy prize, if one had been offered.
Jul-13-06
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  Landman: Of course, <A. Englishman> was a bit too tipsy to notice that it was scholastic event. =P
Jun-12-07
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  Peligroso Patzer: Here is some analysis of the final position to illustrate why Karpov resigned: 43.Qa6+ Kd8 [43...Rb7 44.Qxb7+ Kd8 45.Rxd7+ Ke8 46.Qc8#; 43...Kb8 44.Qa8#] 44.Qa8+ Ke7 [44...Rc8 45.Qa5+ Rc7 46.Rxd7+ Qxd7 47.Bxd7 Rg6 (47...Kxd7 48.Qd5+ Ke7 49.Qxg8 ) 48.Qxf5 Rd6 (48...Ra6 49.Bb5 ; 48...Rg8 49.Be6 Re8 50.Qf6+ Rce7 51.Qd4+ Kc7 52.Qa7+ Kc6 53.b5+ Kd6 54.Qb6#) 49.c5 Rd2 50.Be6 ] 45.Re3+ Kf6 46.Qa1+ Kg6 47.Rg3+ Kh6 48.Rxg7 Rxg7 49.Qf6+ Kh7 50.Qxf5+ Rg6 51.Be4

Nov-11-07
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  sallom89: nice game o.0
Feb-29-12
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  offramp: 38...h4 draws, as <Koster> said - so when black threatened mate with 35...Qg7, perhaps 36.Rxe6+ would have been better.

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