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Anatoly Karpov vs Gaimaletdinov
Zlatoust (1961)
Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62)  ·  1-0


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Jan-20-05  lopium: Nice rook's capture! Nice win too.
Jan-20-05  amuralid: Awesome style. I really wonder how great players have the confidence to play moves/ manouvres like Nd2,Nb3,Na5,Nb7. I feel really under confident and bad during a game when I am forced to play moves like that.
Jan-18-06  shamekovich: Anatoly: "See?"

Botvinnik: "Hmmmm..."

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  Fusilli: <I feel really under confident and bad during a game when I am forced to play moves like that.> Well... Karpov was not forced to play them... they are just great moves. The key factor is that the position is closed, so he can maneouver at will. The knight's trip secured two things: defense of the c6 pawn and trapping the rook. Great strategic conception!

<This was a remarkable performance for a ten year old. He made the win a bit harder than it should have been, but overall he played the whole game impressively> Tibor Karolyi, "Karpov Strategic Wins 1: 1961-1985. The Making of a Champion".

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