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Lajos Portisch vs Anatoly Karpov
Linares (1981), Linares ESP, rd 2, Jan-18
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation Reversed Dragon (A22)  ·  0-1
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Jan-02-06
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  Jim Bartle: A number of judges for Informant considered this one of the four best games of the first half of 1981. Why?
Jan-02-06
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  tamar: Karpov did not include this in his "Chess at the Top, 1979-1984" best games collection.

Nice exchange sack, but Portisch defended weakly at the end.

Apr-03-08
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  tpstar: After 22 ... Rd5:


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White could win a Pawn with 23. Nxa6! due to 23 ... bxa6 24. Rxc6. Then Black has 24 ... Qe4+ 25. Kg1 but there are no useful Discoveries for the Rd5 to exploit the undefended Rc6. This tactic is also available after 23. Qc2 Qd6 (24. Nxa6!) but White chose 24. Nd3 instead. Black would probably meet 23. Nxa6! with 23 ... h4 24. Nc5 hg opening lines against White's King. Other ideas?

17 ... Qxf5? 18. Nd6+ wins the Queen for 2N.

Apr-07-13  Everett: Some interesting, underlying tactics allow 17.Nf5. Karpov true to form navigates it well and consolidates a pawn-advantage.

<tpstar: After 22 ... Rd5:

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White could win a Pawn with 23. Nxa6! due to 23 ... bxa6 24. Rxc6. Then Black has 24 ... Qe4+ 25. Kg1 but there are no useful Discoveries for the Rd5 to exploit the undefended Rc6. This tactic is also available after 23. Qc2 Qd6 (24. Nxa6!) but White chose 24. Nd3 instead. Black would probably meet 23. Nxa6! with 23 ... h4 24. Nc5 hg opening lines against White's King. Other ideas?>

That idea is enough. Karpov will crash through with a direct attack on Portisch's K.

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