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Anatoly Karpov vs Eldis Cobo Arteaga
Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 1 (1972), Skopje MKD, rd 3, Sep-21
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation Paulsen Variation (B85)  ·  1-0
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Nov-30-05  drmariogodrob: In "How Karpov Wins," Edmar Mednis publishes this annotation after 23. ... hxg6 (translated to algebraic notation by me):

<This makes the rest child's play for Karpov. More challenging would have been 23. ... fxg6 24. Qh3! Bd7 (now Black's king is denied this square) 25. Rf7!! Kxf7 26. Qxh7+ Ke8 27. Qg8+ Bf8 28. Rf1 Kd8 29. Qxf8+ Be8 30. Bb6+ Kd7 31. Rf7+ Bxf7 32. Qxf7+ Kc6 33. Nd4++, as given by Karpov. There is no better proof than this game and his annotations that Karpov can see tactics as deeply as anyone else.>

You should play through that. It's fun.

Nov-30-05  russep: Karpov just hurt didn't bother about the queenside since black had no attack. He just went for the king.
Sep-14-06  yyacb: This game is covered in Roman's Lab, Volume 7, Think and Play Like a Grandmaster. http://yyacb.blogspot.com/2006/09/r...
Feb-08-09  ToTheDeath: Neat game- people forget Karpov was an attacking beast when the opportunity arose.
Aug-03-11  DrMAL: Karpov played 1st Reserve (5th) Board for the Soviet Union in 1972. Spassky had recently lost the WC to Fischer and was not present, so the boards were: Petrosian (1), Korchnoi (2), Smyslov (3) Tal (4), Karpov (1R) and Savon (2R) first ever IM on the Soviet Olympic team.

Petrosian lost his first ever Olympic game (to Hübner on time, it was thought the clocks were maladjusted). Tal scored top result (+12=4-0) with 2748 ELO and both Karpov (+12=2-1) and Korchnoi (+8=6-1) won the other two of three individual golds to clinch the 11th consecutive Soviet team gold.

This game was considered Karpov's notable one. With black's 15...d5 aimed to advance on the Q-side, Karpov plays e5 to close the center while kicking the knight from f6 away from black's king. 17.Bd4 white retreats the bishop to reinforce e5 while black continues with 17...b5. Instead of taking axb6 Karpov plays 18.Bg4 to get off the e-file for white's heavy pieces to shift over and prepare the break f5.

18...g6 attempts to parry f5 but this was a mistake. The most stubborn defense, difficult to find OTB, involved Kh8 and Bb7 (either order) then Nc6 back (e.g., 18...Bb7 19.Rae1 Kh8 20.f5 Nc6 21.f6 gxf6 22.exf6 Bd6 23.Rxe6! Nxd4! 24.Re7 Bxe7 25.fxe7 Nxb3 26.exf8Q+ Qxf8 27.cxb3 Ne5 28.Bf5 Qe7 with a likely draw).

After 19.Rae1 black played 19...Rc8?! (19...Qd8 was best) and Karpov won faster in brilliant style.

Oct-23-15  maseras: 14...Qc8 after d5,Nd7 and b6 was the right way for Black.
Jul-02-16
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  Fusilli: The e6-d5 pawn structure in the Sicilian with a white pawn on e5 can be deadly for Black, who gets too passive.

By the time he plays 20.f5, Karpov is chairman of the board. Every single piece of his is in a meaningful location, and Black is in passive disarray.

In an ICC lecture, Larry Christiansen calls 20.f5 a "no brainer" and says you don't even need to waste much time calculating variations, since in a hugely lopsided position like that, and with the Black king virtually isolated, the attack plays itself.

Apr-19-17  clement41: To my knowledge, the main purpose of 11 Nb3 is to retain the center: black, having a slightly cramped position, would like to trade on d4 then go ...Bc6 to put pressure on e4.Hence Nb3, preventing the knights trade and forcing black to deal with this awkward setup.
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