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Anatoly Karpov vs Jan Smejkal
2nd Christmas Tournament (1966), Trinec CSR, rd 2, Dec-27
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: 18...Bh6 is not good, 19...f4 is blunder.
Sep-03-04  Knight13: <Honza Cervenka> Why it is not good and why 19...f4 is blunder?
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  Benzol: <knight 13> 18...♗h6 is not good because it removes cover from the f6 square. 19...f4 is a blunder because it allows the white knight to check at f6. Black's white squared bishop is threatened and black has to give the exchange to save losing a piece and the subsequent forking of black's queen and queen's rook.
Oct-16-04  stormbind: I think Bh6 is not great because e5 is left vulnerable, and has nothing to do with f6. However, the other bishop moves are even worse: Bh8 could be disaster (Rg1+ and Ng5+), and Bf6 (Nxf6+) is no good either. f4 goes with Bh6.

18.. Ng6 might have been better?

Oct-23-04  filipecea: <stormbind> Yes, 18...♗h6 left e5 vulnerable. This move was probably the key blunder of the game lost by black. The move ♘f6+ was invited in a very polite way. Also, I think that there isn't nothing wrong with 18...♗h8, once the g-file can be easily closed after ♘g6
Oct-23-04  sandyobrien: <Benzol> what about 19. ... Bxe3 20. Qxe3 and then f4? it might continue 21. Qg1 dxe5 22. Nxe5 it seems to eliminate the checking possibility that Smejkal got nailed with. After 22. ... Be8 puts an extremely solid attack on the knight on h5 (where Nxf4 seems like the only decent way out) and also gaurds against Nd7, i guess.
Oct-24-04  sandyobrien: i've done some analysis on 19. ... Bxe3 and

19. fxe5 Bxe3 20. Qxe3 f4 21. Qc1 dxe5 22. Nxe5 Be8 23. Nxf4 Qf6 24. c3 Qxf4 25. cxd4 cxd4 26. Qc4+ Bf7 27. Qxd4? Nf5 28. Qc5 Ng3+ 1/2-1/2

but, 27. Qc5 Rbc8 28. Qxe7 <28. Qxb4 is just a good of move> Rce8 29. Qxa7 Qxe5 30. Rf1 Re7 31. Qb6 Rb8 32. Qa6 Be6 33. Rf2 Rf7 34. Rxf7 Bxf7 35. Rf1 Be6 etc, seems playable, still a little in favor for white though

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  Benzol: <sandyobrien> Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier as I've been quite busy the last few days with only whistle stops here at <>.

Yes 19...♗xe3 looks interesting I was wondering if White could play 20.♕xe3 f5 21.♕f2?

I was originally just trying to answer <knight13>'s question about 19...f4.

Oct-26-04  sandyobrien: <benzol> I looked at 21. Qf2 dxe5 22. Nxe5 and then maybe 22. ... Bc4, probably would continue 23. Rdc1 Qd6 24. Nc4

basically, 21. Qc1 seems better for black to me.

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