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Anatoly Karpov vs Artur Yusupov
50th USSR Championship (1983), Moscow URS, rd 3, Apr-05
Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Variation (C82)  ·  1-0
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Mar-13-04  Lawrence: Interesting to note that each of Karpov's moves 41, 42, 43, and 44 had to be EXACTLY what he played or he would have lost or drawn the game. (Junior 8, final eval +5.91)
Mar-28-04
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  acirce: This game is instructively annotated by Yusupov in "Training for the Tournament Player" (Dvoretsky/Yusupov). I recommend it.
Feb-13-05  Albertan: 20.Bd3! is a nice idea.

Shredder 9 suggests that 30....Nf5? was a mistake. Huebner could have tried 30...Rb5 or 30...c6 instead instead ie.

(a)30..Rb5 31. Rxb5 Qxb5 32. Qc2 c6 33.
Bd2 Qa5 )

(b)30... c6 31. Ra5 Nf5 32. Qd2 Qe7 33. Kg1 Nxe3 34. Qxe3 Rb8

Huebner must have seen that playing 31..Nxe3?! would be inferior, as it drops a pawn: ie 32.fxe3 Rg6 33.Rxc7!? Rxc7 34.Rxc7 Qf5 35.Qc2 Qxc2 36.Rxc2

Feb-13-05  Albertan: I wonder why Huebner did not play the move 34...Nxe3 instead? I guess after 35.Qxe3 Rc6 36.Rxc6 Qxc6 37.a3 bxa3 38.Qxa3 Qc4 39.Qe3 g6 40.h4 Kg7 Yuspov would have been in trouble.
Feb-13-05  maoam: <Albertan> <I wonder why Huebner did not play the move...>

I imagine that Karpov or Yuspov might have objected, unless they were both away from the board at the time in which case Huebner should have played 34...Qc4 as a jape.

Jul-31-05  SneechLatke: <Lawrence> Yes, but it is not as though any of those moves (excepting maybe 43.♖h2) are very hard to find.
Jul-31-05  who: <lawrence> actually 44.f5 would also win technically. 44.Kh4 Qe7+ 45.Kh3 Qd7+ and white is right back where he started and so can play 46.f5 that and SneechLatke's point make it not so impressive.
Jul-31-05  notyetagm: I believe that this is the famous Karpov <prophylactic> game in which he simply refuses to allow Black to carry out his intended ... ♘a5-c4 maneuver. Black gets flustered by his inability to execute this plan, blunders a pawn, and then has to lauch a kamikaze attack on the White king which fails.
Feb-20-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: Kortchnoi is the godfather of this variation.It doesn't seem to have a good win %.
Jun-10-08  Helios727: Why does Huebner's name come into this?
Aug-09-08  just a kid: Yusupov's knight."He tried to make me go to c4,but karpov said no,no,no."I love this game.Gregory Kaidanov taught me and 10 other students this game.
Sep-28-08  Woody Wood Pusher: 38.Kg3! and Karpov's king goes to calmly eat the black knight!

The white king is then severely restricted to the h-file, but black cannot force a mate!

Oct-04-08  just a kid: 68 for G-T-M.Not bad.
Apr-06-09  baike: 38 .. fxg4 was a poor option to king advance.

Should have done h5 in response to Kg3. If king pursues knight, game ends quickly to black's favor.

Dec-15-11  HeMateMe: This game is featured in a recent article on the "Chess" site about the King being a fighting piece in the endgame. Nigel's famous king walk, Short v. Timman, Tilburg '91 is also mentioned.
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