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Hampyuk vs Anatoly Karpov
Tula (1965)
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. General (C92)  ·  0-1


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  Marius: it seems that all the moves since 19.Qc2 are forced or that they all have strong threats. of course 10.a4 does not seem to be good because it allows black to gain time with 11...Be6

Aug-26-06  Helios727: What happens after 29. Kg1 ?
Aug-26-06  flamboyant: Rg3 taking advantage of the pinned f2 pawn
Jan-11-07  notyetagm: A nice <DISCOVERED PIN> by Karpov ends the game, 28 ... ♖f3xh3+!.

<DISCOVERED PIN>: Use the masking piece (Black f3-rook) to exploit the <PIN> created by the unmasking of the rear piece (Black a8-queen) to take what the newly <PINNED> piece (White g2-queen) no longer <DEFENDS> (White h3-pawn, h3-checking focal point).

White resigns in the final position since 29 ♔g1 ♖g3! exploits yet another <PIN> to <PIN> the White g2-queen to the White g1-king.

So Karpov first exploits a <PIN> along the light-squared a8-h1 diagonal (28 ... ♖xh3+!) and then he exploits a second <PIN> along the dark-squared a7-g1 diagonal (29 ... ♖g3!) to create a third <PIN> down the g-file, all absolute <PINS> to the White king.

First pinning chain: Black a8-queen, White g2-queen, White h1-king

Second pinning chain: Black d4-bishop, White f2-pawn, White g1-king

Third pinning chain: Black g3-rook, White g2-queen, White g1-king

Very aesthetic.

Jan-11-07  notyetagm: This is really a wonderful game by Karpov. From move 18 until the final move 28, Karpov plays a whole series of nice little tactical shots.

Typical is 26 ... h5!, advancing the h-pawn to attack the White king with <GAIN OF TEMPO> on the White queen. This pawn is taboo since the White g4-queen must keep the Black f3-rook from checking on g3 due to the White f2-pawn being <PINNED> to the a7-g1 diagonal. That is, 26 ... h5! 27 ♕xh5?? <deflection from g3> ♖g3+! 28 ♔h1 ♕g2#.

Feb-19-09  blacksburg: wow, really pretty. i wish i could play like this.
Apr-26-10  A Karpov Fan: wow :-)
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  whiteshark: <AKF> wow = Wise Older Women?
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