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Shusharin vs Anatoly Karpov
Cheliabinsk (1961)
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Tarrasch Variation (C77)  ·  0-1
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Apr-25-05  The beginner: 18 Qb3 ouchh. This is a really bad move to make against Karpov hehe.
Apr-25-05  Marvol: LOL not just against Karpov, but it would have been fatal against ME as well haha.

White refuses to give up for quite awhile after giving away his bishop, stretching the game to a point where it looks like it could have been a normal game - it wasn't :-).

Dec-25-05  Chopin: 18) ♕b3 is a huge blunder. After that, the white bishop is pinned, and lights out.
Dec-25-05  aw1988: It's not pinned, it's trapped.
Dec-25-05  Chopin: <aw1988> <It's not pinned, it's trapped> You're right; I stand corrected- must still have a hangover from last night :)
Feb-18-06
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  wwall: This is Karpov's earliest recorded game, played on January 6, 1961 at the age of 9 years, 8 months.
Jan-11-07
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  notyetagm: <The beginner: 18 Qb3 ouchh. This is a really bad move to make against Karpov hehe.>

Well at least my d5-bishop is in an outpost. What do you mean it's not? 18 ... c6! traps my bishop? D'oh!

Jan-11-07
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  notyetagm: <wwall: This is Karpov's earliest recorded game, played on January 6, 1961 at the age of 9 years, 8 months.>

Damn, 9-year old Karpov plays better than I do.

Jun-14-08  xcrispimx: [Event "Unzicker's 80th Birthday"]
[Site "Mainz GER"]
[Date "2005.08.09"]
[EventDate "2005.08.09"]
[Round "3"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[White "Boris Spassky"]
[Black "Anatoli Karpov"]
[ECO "B17"]
[WhiteElo "2548"]
[BlackElo "2672"]
[PlyCount "49"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. h3 Bf5 8. Bd3 Bxd3 9. Qxd3 e6 10. O-O Be7 11. c4 O-O 12. b3 c5 13. Bb2 cxd4 14. Bxd4 Bc5 15. Rfd1 Bxd4 16. Qxd4 Qe7 17. Qd6 Qxd6 18. Rxd6 Rfd8 19. Rad1 Rxd6 20. Rxd6 Kf8 21. Kf1 Ke7 22. Rd4 Rc8 23. Ke2 Nd7 24. Ke3 Nf6 25. Ne5 1/2-1/2

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