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Rafael Vaganian vs Anatoly Karpov
01, Leningrad jr (1969), rd 1
Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-25-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: This is an interesting collection - the endining is instructive - White cant approach the g pawn so Black queens his a pawn then comes back and then wins with the g pawn
Apr-05-07  argishti: isnt this a draw technically? i think he made a stupid bludner at the end.
Mar-13-08  soberknight: No, that's really cool actually. White takes on e5 (other moves also lose) and then Black plays g4-g3, and the pawn is off to the races. It turns out that even without White's pawn on e4, White's Bb3-d5 would simply leave the bishop overloaded trying to stop 2 pawns: but as it stands, there is literally nothing White can do to stop the g-pawn from promoting if he takes the bishop.
Jul-09-09  blacksburg: ouch.
Jul-14-09
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  Knight13: Yeah 53. Ke3?? sucks.

23. Nde5 sucks too. Nc1 was the best.

Mar-27-10
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  lost in space:


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This position can not be lost for white. What is after 53. Bd5 or even 53. Ba2? I see no way how Black could win this.

Jun-29-10  tarek1: <lost in space>
I may be missing something, but what do you do against Black bringing his king to b2, then play a2 ? The white king is tied to the protection of g3. So white has a choice between allowing the black king to b2 or losing the g3 pawn.
Oct-11-12  Everett: <tarek1> you are right. This is a won position for Black.
Jun-11-14  Ashperov1988: 21.d5 fizzles into something maybe? but seems ed5 Bd5 Nb4! intending Rxc2 kills that with the axb4 leading to maybe Rc2 Qc2 Bd5 with pressure!? so after d5 ed5 Rd5 then but nothing leading to any advantage. I have not thought it through but trying to get rid of this d5 weakness somehow should be a consideration
Jun-11-14  Ashperov1988: Two pawns down sucks but he had to be stubborn get a skeleton position of sorts then mess around with his light bishop. Rd6 gives black life

Well maybe black could have done better to keep rooks on because after 47 moves this should be a draw any day of the week. comes down to black fixing whites pawn on dark square g3. Now 48.g4 does the trick I think then getting your king to d3 to shield off the black king. Nope I have not calculated due to being at work so maybe Mr fritz proves me wrong.

But the forums are there to discuss the positions above so there we go. I simply love Karpovs 48...e4! when he has a sniff he finds it and bites!

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