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Milan Vukic vs Anatoly Karpov
Bugojno (1978), Bugojno YUG, rd 11, Mar-10
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Apr-25-16  Howard: The Informant points out that Karpov would have had a lost position if White had played 33.Nc7!!.

In fact, this is the very first game (#1) in Informant 25.

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  whiteshark: <Howard: The Informant points out that Karpov would have had a lost position if White had played 33.Nc7!!.>

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White to move

1) +1.01 (36 ply) 33.Nc7 Qxe6 34.Nxe6 Be7 35.Nb3 Kg8 36.Nexc5 Nxc5 37.Bxc5 Kf7 38.Bxe7 Kxe7 39.Kf2 Kd6 40.d4 Nd7 41.h4 h6 42.dxe5+ Nxe5 43.Nc1 Kd5 44.f4 Nc6 45.Ke3 Nd4 46.Kd3 Nb5 47.Nb3 Nd6 48.Nd2 Kc5 49.b3 h5 50.Ke3 Kd5 51.Nf3 Ne4 52.Ne5 Nxg3 53.Nxg6

2) +0.65 (36 ply) 33.Qc6 Nxd5 34.Qxd5 Nf6 35.Qb7 Qe6 36.Nb3 Nd7 37.Na5 Be7 38.Nc4 Kg7 39.Be3 h6 40.b3 g5 41.h3 h5 42.Bf2 Kh6 43.Qc8 Nf8 44.Qc7 Nd7 45.Qb7 Bf8 46.Ne3 Nf6 47.Qa8 Bg7 48.g4 hxg4 49.fxg4 fxg4 50.hxg4 Nxg4 51.Qe4 Nxe3+ 52.Bxe3 Kh5 53.Bxc5

3) +0.08 (35 ply) 33.Qxe8 Nxe8 34.f4 exf4 35.Nxf4 Bd6 36.Ne6 Nc7 37.Nxc7 Bxc7 38.d4 cxd4 39.Bxd4+ Kg8 40.Nf3 f4 41.gxf4 Bxf4 42.Kf2 h5 43.Be3 Bd6 44.h3 Kg7 45.Bd4+ Kf7 46.Ng5+ Ke7 47.Ke3 Be5 48.Bxe5 Nxe5 49.b3 Kf6 50.Kf4 Nd7 51.Nf3 Nc5 52.Ng5 Ne6+ 53.Nxe6 Kxe6

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

That would have been <a long and winding road> to victory...

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