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Anatoly Karpov vs Nigel Short
SWIFT Tournament 2nd (1987), Brussels BEL, rd 6, Apr-16
Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: Black's position was already difficult but 43...Rc8 was a blunder. After 44...Qe6 45.f5 Qe7 46.f6 black loses the Bishop.
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  Eggman: Nor does 44...Rd8 45.Qxd8+ Bxd8 46.Nxg4 hxg4 allow for much resistance.
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Ray Keene writing in his 'Contenders for the Crown' (page 25) says he was watching this game as it was being played and here (White to play)

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Karpov picked up the Rook and was about to drop it on f6 which looks very good and tempting when Karpov suddenly noticed Black can play 35.Rf6 Rxd4! 0-1.

"For a moment Karpov's hand hovered over the board holding the Rook and then he quickly put the piece down on d3."

(d3 is the square it just came from before going to f3).


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