chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Anatoly Karpov vs Gennadi Sosonko
Bad Lauterberg (1977), Bad Lauterberg FRG, rd 1, Mar-06
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation General (B72)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 13 more Karpov/Sosonko games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: The Olga viewer allows you to get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" link on the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-21-06  M.D. Wilson: Brutal
Jan-07-09  M.D. Wilson: Completely outclassed. h5 only weakens black's position, but by that stage, it's already hopeless.
Feb-19-13  Everett: 9.Bg5 was Karpov's early pet-line vs the Dragon, and he scored well with it.

It is interesting just how often Karpov did not play main lines until around '71 or so, likely because he wasn't interested in following cutting edge theory until he was grabbed by the big-wigs in Moscow.

When one considers this, we can see that Karpov may have just rode the wave, pragmatically plugging himself into the system. If left to his own devices, I wonder if he would be very much like Carlsen today, eschewing main lines and getting solid positions from where he can outplay his opponent.

Nov-30-15  Ulhumbrus: 15 Qe2!! offers the b2 pawn and employs a resource which it seems useful to know about. The queen attacks the retreat square c4 for the knight. On 15...Nxb2 16 Nd5! the knight on b2 is not going anywhere and c3 will follow, as Kevin J.O'Connell and David N.L.Levy have indicated in their book <Anatoly Karpov's games as world champion 1975-77> (published by Batsford in 1978)
Nov-30-15  Howard: That above-comment seems to reflect one of Karpov's pet strengths back in the day, in that he was especially adept in spotting two-move and three-move combinations. Kramnik--among others--said that about him.
Dec-01-15  Howard: There's apparently more to 15.Qe2! than meets the eye. The book Karpov's Strategic Wins states that if 15...Nxb2, then White replies 16.f6! winning a piece (17.Bc1! follows).
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Karpov's Strategic Wins, volume 1
by alip
Karpov's Sicilians
by Pawn N Hand
Karpov's Strategic Wins, volume 1
by ssp
Bad Lauterberg 1977, 1st, +9 =6
from Karpov Tournament Champion - I by amadeus
Karpov's Strategic Wins, volume 1
by howardb86
98_B70-B74 Sicilian Dragon -Levenfish/Classical
by whiteshark
Bad Lauterberg 1977, 1st, +9 =6
from Karpov Tournament Champion - I by chessgain
Karpov's Strategic Wins, volume 1
by Incremental


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC