|Dec-27-04|| ||Eatman: Ouch, that was some squeeze by Karpov. |
|Dec-29-04|| ||lopium: well. For the first look, it's hard to see why white wins... I didn't find why yet. |
|Dec-29-04|| ||Granite: Whites central pawns are just brutal, and black has hardly any moves that don't lose matieral. I'd resign against Karpov in these bleak circumstances as well. |
|Dec-29-04|| ||Chessical: <lopium> The threat of <d7> crushes Black who is unable to manoeuvre to avoid it. |
|Dec-29-04|| ||Rama: The threat is 35 d7 Rd8, 36 Nxd8 and black must play Qxd8 or the Ra8 falls. Then 37 Nd6 with double attack -- Rxf7 or Nc8. |
I love a good Karpov game, he is so economical and sure-footed. Moves 17 through 25 are deeply satisfying.
|Dec-29-04|| ||tamar: About all Black can do is make a square for the rook on e8 by playing 34...Qg8 35 d7 Rf8, but resigns is better. |
|Dec-29-05|| ||foolishmovesss: My favorite Karpov squeeze. Just goes to show why you play Nf6 and e6 before b6 in the queens indian. Brutal squeeze. I would rather do this to somebody then mate them with a flashy tactic. Just hopless. WAR KARPOV!!!|
|Jan-09-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Karpov is great at applying pressure and slowly running his opponent out of useful moves. (An entertaining game.) Tony played rather weird chess, however.|
|Jan-09-06|| ||hayton3: <LIFE Master AJ: Karpov is great at applying pressure and slowly running his opponent out of useful moves. (An entertaining game.) Tony played rather weird chess, however.>|
Thank you for providing such an illuminating insight into this game! Most cg.com kibitzers would be in the dark were it not for the guiding torch of your elucidating comments.
|Apr-19-06|| ||AlexandraThess: Karpov has given a nice lesson to Miles for his irresponsible moves leading to an artificial position.|
|Oct-23-09|| ||Ulhumbrus: 21...Na6 allows White to close the Queen side by 22 b5. Instead of this, 21...cxb4 opens the c file. On 21...cxb4 22 axb4 Qb7 23 f4 Nc7-e8 covers the d6 pawn and frees the R on d8 to occupy the c file.|
|Oct-23-09|| ||ounos: Now I realize why I'm a patzer while this guys are something different. Moves 25-26-27, wouldn't it be tempting to place a rook on e1? Turns out, White doesn't need a rook there at all. After that, Black's position got plain ugly. Good game.|
|Oct-23-09|| ||Ulhumbrus: <Rama: The threat is 35 d7 Rd8, 36 Nxd8 and black must play Qxd8 or the Ra8 falls. Then 37 Nd6 with double attack -- Rxf7 or Nc8.> |
<tamar: About all Black can do is make a square for the rook on e8 by playing 34...Qg8 35 d7 Rf8, but resigns is better. >
To borrow Black's forced Queen withdrawal<Tamar> and the resource Nc8 <Rama>, one variation is 34...Qg8 35 d7 Rf8 36 Nd6 Nhg5 37 h4 Ngh7 38 Ne7 Qh8 39 Ndc8 and wins: 39...Raxc8 40 dxc8/Q Rxc8 41 Nxc8 Qf8 42 Rd7 Nd8 43 Rxd8! Qxd8 44 Rxf7+ Kg8 45 Rg7+ Kh8 46 Rxh7+ Kg8 47 Qg7 mate
|Aug-21-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:
Karpov vs Miles, 1977.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF KARPOV.
Your score: 68 (par = 60)