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Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov
Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Rematch (1986), London ENG / Leningrad URS, rd 15, Sep-12
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Smyslov Variation (D98)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jun-29-09  Knight13: 5. dxc4?! What the heck? Black pretty much just gave up the center.
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  GrahamClayton: This game began 5-6 minutes late due to a presentation by FIDE Vice-President Tudela, in which both players were presented with commemorative badges fron the Venezualan Chess Federation.
Oct-12-11  Psihadal: <Knight13: 5. dxc4?! What the heck? Black pretty much just gave up the center.> It's the main line of the russian variation of the gruenfeld.

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Oct-13-11  AnalyzeThis: Yes, it is the main line. It does involve temporarily giving up the center, but the c8 bishop comes right out to an effective post. It puts pressure on e5 and d4 because of the threat to chop the f3 knight.
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