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Anatoly Karpov vs Wolfgang Unzicker
"Squeeze Play" (game of the day May-23-12)
Nice (1974)  ·  Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Chigorin Defense (C98)  ·  1-0
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May-24-12  King Death: < RookFile: <FSR: You wonder why no one tried the Berlin Defense to the Ruy Lopez (3...Nf6) against Karpov. > Probably the worst defense you could play against him. Plays right into his endgame strengths. Far better to mix it up.>

Playing the Berlin Wall probably wouldn't have worked out great I agree but Black isn't forced into that either, there's 3...Nf6 4.0-0 Ne4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bc6 bc 7.de Nb7 and you get a middlegame even though it's a little better for White.

May-26-12  SChesshevsky: By coincedence I used this game as an example for Karpov's book "Find the Right Plan" on my blog.

There's some related notes by Gligoric for anyone that's interested.

http://chessclues.blogspot.com/2012...

Nov-07-12  FlintEastwood: That game is the embodiment of Karpovian style! Pure torture, Karpov is a sadist.
Nov-22-12
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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qS_...

Aug-31-13  thegoodanarchist: All I can say about Karpov's play here is "Nice".
Dec-25-13
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  transpose: One of my favorite games ever. Played through it when I was 16 and now, 34 years later, it still makes as large as impression as it did then, even more so given I am a better player now and appreciate Karpov's technique even more.
Feb-23-14  Chessman1504: Oh my, what a semi-zugzwang.
Feb-23-14  Chessman1504: Karpov is a genius. If I were to be a super-GM, it would probably be him or Kramnik.
Feb-24-14
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  offramp: About as funny as a burning orphanage.
Mar-23-14  Conrad93: Who was the first player to play 13...Nd8?
Mar-23-14  N0B0DY: You may well ask!
Mar-30-14  Conrad93: I am asking.
Mar-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  john barleycorn: < Conrad93: I am asking.>

That is a new side. However, I would say Rubinstein in 1907 is the first example that I know of.

O Bernstein vs Rubinstein, 1907

Aug-24-14
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  Ivan7100: Impressive technique by Karpov
Oct-05-14  tranquilsimplicity: Trademark Karpov; serpentine, irresistible strangling!#
Oct-17-14  SpiritedReposte: Could Black have any less counter play dang Karpov was good.
Oct-26-14  tranquilsimplicity: <Spirited Riposte> No! Counterplay for Black was permanently inhibited. Dang..Karpov was good. Indeed my friend, indeed.#
Nov-06-14  copablanco: It's the same overall strategy used by Fischer playing white against Oscar Panno : Close the centre, control, and secure the queen side, attack the king flank. Done deal as white stands "reptilian like" better in these types of closed positions. Instructive, however is Karpov's gaining control of the open "a" file.
Nov-06-14
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  MarkFinan: This is why I could never really get into Karpov's games. Over 40 moves and still 30 pieces on the board! Maybe it's because it's beyond my level of comprehension, which it kinda is, but mainly because I find positional chess too boring. Thank god for Tal, Fischer and Kasparov... and all those late nineteenth century/ early twentieth century players.
Dec-21-14  JosepCmd: Karpov's signature!
Jan-25-15  Poisonpawns: Absolutely Incredible.
May-01-16
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  Dionysius1: Karpov's 24 Ba7 is so cheeky - so he can double his rooks in peace - is so cheeky I laughed out loud when I saw it!
May-01-16
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  Dionysius1: And then he just leaves it there blocking Black's rook for the rest of the game. In effect, he's winning a rook for a bishop. What a mind!
May-01-16  AlicesKnight: Compare Burn-Forgacs, Ostend, 1906 - the paralysis of Black's bishops, among other things, compares with this Karpov genius strangulation.
May-01-16
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  Dionysius1: Yes, that's lovely, but almost showy in comparison. And I suspect it's more that in the Burn game 7. Ne4 is a bad move (though who would have known?)

Dion

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