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Rafael Vaganian vs Anatoly Karpov
04, Leningrad tt (1970), rd 4
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Main Line (E12)  ·  1-0


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Nov-25-02  morphynoman2: A serial of spectacular moves. Very nice game.
Mar-30-06  suenteus po 147: It seems unbelievable to me that after 23.Nb4 Karpov is in worse shape than Vaganian is. I don't understand positional games (and wins) at all sometimes.
Nov-22-07  Whitehat1963: Why not 26...Qc4 instead, taking advantage of white's weak back rank to take the rook on d5? What the heck am I missing?
Nov-22-07  Whitehat1963: Then again, I guess 26...Qc4? is met by 27. Nxf5.
Nov-26-07  Geronimo: Does anybody know the history of this (beautiful) game? Both players were to gain their GM titles within a year. It must of been crushing for the young Karpov....
Nov-26-07  Davolni: what a nice ending....:)
Jul-04-08  apexin: great game.looks like 20...Ndc5 might not be the best.
Jul-05-08  PizzatheHut: I am in the same boat as <suenteus po 147>, I couldn't imagine that after 23. Nb4 the game would end so quickly. The position doesn't seem nearly turbulent enough. Great game.
Aug-30-08  ToTheDeath: The position is difficult for Black after 23.Nb4. 23...Bb7 24. Qa2+ Kh8 25.Qa5 wins the knight on c5.

26...Qa4? was a blunder- 26...Qb2 could last a while longer.

Mar-24-11  Everett: 23..Bf7 24.Bd6 wins the knight for white, though I don't see a quick win.
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