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Anatoly Karpov vs Janez Barle
Vidmar Memorial (1975), Portoroz/Ljubljana, rd 5, Jun-07
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81)  ·  1-0


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  Sneaky: I've always been bothered by this gambit 6...c5, as it seems to give White some development problems. My gut hunch, however, is that it's not enough.

Here, however, Karpov is quick to demonstrate that Black's position is not without its own problems!

Theory suggests 10 ... Nd7 (instead of ...Nxd5)

Dec-06-04  GKing: <Sneaky>
You had the same problem I had .
The Volga Gambit also bothered me.
You write that theory suggests 10..Nd7 instead of 10..Nxd5. What do you think about 10..Nd7?
Dec-15-05  Bobwhoosta: I think 10....Nd7 definitely a better move, as after bxb2 white not only later regains his pawn (bxe7) but loses all problems with his development.
May-10-07  Buddy Revell: I think the idea behind 10...Nxd5, at least in short-term, is that it allows 12...Bc3+ and White can't castle anymore. But it doesn't seem to be a big deal, because at that point White's kingside is so underdeveloped that castling is barely an option anyway.
Jun-08-11  thejack: Abramov (or rather Cafferty) gives the move order as 15.Ne2 Bd2 16.Be7: Re8 17.Bf6.. in "Chess Move by Move".

A nice little book, by the way.

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