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Anatoly Karpov vs John van der Wiel
SWIFT Tournament 1st (1986), Brussels BEL, rd 4, Mar-26
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation. Gary Gambit (B44)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Apr-14-04  Benjamin Lau: The supposed refutation to the famous "Kasparov gambit" played in 1985. It looks like even in the refutation that black gets decent piece play, barely enough to make up for the pawn deficit although Karpov's play here doesn't seem forceful enough to tell.
Feb-04-05  karlzen: <>, I think 10...Bb4 should be 10...Nb4. :)
Sep-20-05  Poisonpawns: Here is a repeat of Kasparovs gambit of gm16 1985 Kasparav/Karpov match.Anatoly plays the "refutatio" but still cannot bring home the point after having a clear advantage.
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  offramp: Jan v.d. Wiel does well to draw with Karpov after falling a pawn down with the worse position. Karpov fiddles around with his pieces as if v.d. Wiel is going to shout 'All his peces are so well placed!' and resign.

Perhaps Karpov could have attacked the pawn at a6 at some point, for example after 39...Bf5.

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Now 40.Qa3 looks good; 40...Qxa3 41.Rxa3 Bc8 42.Ne7+ Kg7 43.d6 b4 44.Rd3 Bd7 and white has a fair enough position, a pawn up:

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Nov-29-05  azaris: There's also 40.Ra3 Bc8 41.Qe7. After 41...Bc5 White can play 42.Rc3 Qxe7 42.Nxe7+ Bxe7 43.Rxc8+ Kg7 44.Rc6 Ra8 and not worry about the bishop pair.
Jan-30-09  KingG: Gary Gambit? What's wrong with Kasparov Gambit? First names aren't usually used for these sort of things. I don't think the 'Miguel variation' of the Sicilian would have caught on somehow.
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  offramp: This game shows that the Brisbane Gambit is still playable.
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