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Raymond Keene vs Anatoly Karpov
Hastings (1971/72), Hastings ENG, rd 7, Jan-05
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46)  ·  0-1


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Mar-06-02  bishop: Karpov gives a lesson on how to play versus the fearsome "Maroczy bind".He plays 19...b5 leaving only an isolated pawn and then he attacks and wins this pawn and with it the game.
Aug-21-06  alphastrike20: beautiful karpovian traps
Mar-25-10  fab4: 19.f4 by Keene looks to me the first real mistake. It's premature. the rook on a1 should've been moved to c1. 33 Ne6 was worth a shot but Karpov snuffed out white's dreams with 35..Qe2.
Apr-14-10  Valmy: Wasn't it a bit early to resign?
Apr-14-10  ounos: 33. ...fxe6 34. Bxg7! Nice.
Apr-14-10  ounos: (Hmm. I posted without seeing the continuation, Bxg7 also appears in the game)
Apr-22-10  Cibator: Saw a comment at the time to the effect that the real error might have been to transpose into a Sicilian on the 2nd move when not a regular e4 player.
May-03-15  SpiritedReposte: 35. ...Qe2! is indeed a great counter shot. The black queen was wreaking havoc all game.
Sep-07-15  ToTheDeath: Yes, 19.f4? is careless, allowing ...b5!

Keene played quite creatively to stay in the game with his kingside attack. Against a lesser player it might have worked. But not Karpov- 35...Qe2!

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