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Anatoly Karpov vs Bozidar Ivanovic
Skopje (1976), Skopje MKD, rd 8, Mar-08
Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit (D31)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: Karpov convincingly demonstrates the superiority of Bishop pair over two Knights. Ivanovic's 35...Rfg5 was a desperate attempt to stop threats 36.Be7 and 36.Ra8+. For example, 35...Nde8 36.Be7! leaves black practically motionless. White threatens to play Rd2 and Rd8#. If Rook on f5 moves to f7 then white can sac the Bishop on c5 with next b6, if black tries 35...Nde8 36.Be7 Rg7, then 37.Ra8+ Nxa8 38.Rxa8+ Kc7 39.Rxe8 wins both Knights for Rook with easily won position.
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  FSR: Notably, Karpov did not fear 8...f5, winning a piece. Houdini 3 analyzes <9.Nf3 Qe7> (9...Qxb2 10.Nc3 Qa3 11.0-0 is even more odious for Black) <10.0-0 fxe4 11.Bxe4 Nf6> (11... Qc5 12. Re1 Be7 13. Qc2 Nf6 14. Bxh7 Rxh7 15. Re5 Qd6 16. c5 Qd7 17. Rae1 Kf8 18. Ng5 Rh6 19. Ne6+ ) <12. Bxh7 Nxh7 13. Re1 Be6 14. Nd4 Kf7 15. Nxe6 Na6 16. Nxg7 Qd6 17. Nf5 >.
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