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Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov
Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Rematch (1986), London ENG / Leningrad URS, rd 7, Aug-13
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Dec-02-08  ughaibu: If you spotted the position at move 20 being played in a pub, how strong would you guess the players to be?
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  hedgeh0g: uga buga
Jun-29-09  Knight13: 12...Nc4 would be too early. 13. Bxc4 dxc4 14. Rd1 and Black is a move behind in defending with ...Qd7-Rd8.

<19. Nh3 Bxh3+> !? Let Black trade off his bad bishop for White's good one? The "bad but active" bishop rule doesn't even apply! That Bishop isn't even doing anything!

<25. b4> I prefer 25. h3 and start a king side attack. Or at least set up for it as a counter measure.

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  offramp: A very high-tension game.
Apr-04-16  Howard: NIC magazine claimed that Karpov had an almost winning position, but I don't recall exactly where.
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  dernier loup de T: Howard, if I remember well, it was after move 24; Karpov should then go on with his attack on the king side; instead of that, he suddenly began to play on the other wing (25.b4?) and so lost time, and Kasparov could then organize his defense...
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  offramp: <Howard: NIC magazine claimed that Karpov had an almost winning position, but I don't recall exactly where.>

Timman also thought that, instead of 36.fxg5, White should have played 36.Kg1.

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37. fxg5 fxe4

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Or <37... d3 38. Nf6 Qd4+ 39. Kf1 fxe4 40. Rh7+ Kf8.

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41. Qa2?

<<41. Nd7+ Ke8 42. Nxc5 Qxc5 43. Rxb7 Qxe5=>>

41... Rc1+-+>

38.Nf6 e3
39.Rh7+ Kf8

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