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Alexander Ivanov vs Anatoly Karpov
It (active chess) (1992), Moskva, rd 10
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov. Smyslov Variation (B17)  ·  0-1
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Apr-23-05  Karpova: i still don't know why you call the petrosian-smyslov-system "steinitz variation".

13...bd7!? a novelty

16.g5?! an inaccuracy. 16.kb1 is correct

17...bb5!

18.bf4? best try was 18.ba5 and white could get a draw

19.rd3:? the losing move. (19.nd3: qc4 20.kb1 nfd5 21.qh5 qc2:+ 22.ka1 bg5: 23.bg5:)

a drastic punishment.

Apr-23-05  Rama: I think I would have played 14. ... Rac8 instead of the f-Rook but Karpov evidently wants to keep the a-Rook in reserve to support the advance of the a-pawn as a battering ram if necessary. Then comes the super-sly 15. ... Be7 which looks like it merely guards the area in front of his King (which it does), but which also opens up the strong attack on the open c-file. This sets up 17. ... Bb5 which attacks the guardian of c2. White fends off this immediate threat by moving the d2-Bishop and opening the Q's defense of that point, but then comes 19. ... Nfd5 which discombobulates the new constellation of white pieces.

Karpov plays economically and accurately. With deep but seemingly simple moves he demolishes a strong GM (2600+) in just 20 moves. There is a lot to admire in this game.

May-26-13
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  perfidious: <Karpova:.....18.bf4? best try was 18.ba5 and white could get a draw....>

Maybe more than that, if instead Ivanov had played 18.Rhe1, intending Kb1. Then the knight at e5 is guarded and I am not so sure whether Black's play in the c-file is enough to offset his opponent's central edge, not to mention a strong kingside attack to come.

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