|Apr-13-04|| ||PizzatheHut: This was voted the second best game during the first half of 1989 by Chess Informant. |
|Apr-13-04|| ||Benjamin Lau: I guess this is why they don't play the Dutch Leningrad anymore? |
|Oct-29-05|| ||Poisonpawns: <benjaminLau> This was a good game but is by no means the reason why this line isnt played anymore.Yusupov missed several good moves that would give him clear advantage.
11.Qd2! Was novelty at the time replacing 11.d5
13..e5!? is premature Karpov gives 13..Re8 14.a3 Na6 slight adv to white
13..Ne4!? 14.Nxe4 fxe4 15.Ng5 Nxa2 16.Ra1 Nb4 =
By move 20. White has clear adv due to the loose 13..e5 but Karpov doesnt follow up correctly.
25.a4!? Is best i think keeping the pawns mobile 25. axb4 and the pawns are worthless.
25..Ne4? Yusupov blows it.I dont understand this move at all.It is a common "Dutch" move but here there are 3 moves that give black the advantage.
1. 25..Nxa4 26.Re6 Nc5 27.Re3 Rfd8!
2. 25..Bc3 26.Rc1 b3!! 27.Rxc3 b2 wins
3. 25..b3 26.Rb1 Bc3!
How Yusupov didnt play 1 of the 3 moves is beyond me,All three of those moves are very simple to see.I think Yusupov was caught up in whites queenside attack on the b-pawn and underestimated his own chances because Artur played very passive and Karpov squeezed him,winning the b-pawn and the game.As far as why the Dutch isnt played on top level,I guess because it is out of fashion.It is definetly a double-edge defense.Sinse there are so many anti-dutch systems,alot of preparation is required.But in my game collections i have amassed a collection of top players today who played the dutch regularly at sometime.Kramnik,Topalov are amongst them.I think its a matter of fashion,If a strong GM,say Topalov starts playing 1..f5 and wins a nice game,then you will see a revival,like in other openings.It depends on the taste and style of the player.Who would have thought the Berlin defense would be popular until Kramnik brought it back.
|Oct-29-05|| ||aw1988: Benjamin Lau no longer frequents this site.|
|Oct-29-05|| ||euripides: <poison> Puzzled by yor comments. Are you assuming 25 a4 was played ? The score I see has 25 axb4 when your proposed lines don't work. The doubled pawns control some important squares; a typical Karpov idea.|
|Oct-29-05|| ||keypusher: <poison pawns> <euripides> is right -- in your line #1, 26...Nc5?? 27 bc. In line Nos. 2 and 3, black has no b-pawn to advance.|
|Oct-30-05|| ||Poisonpawns: <euripides> and <key> You are correct I was caught up in analysis with 25.a4? I will look at it again thx.|
|Oct-30-05|| ||Poisonpawns: I have 4 publications with this game in it and 1 of them had the the move 25.a4 incorrectly printed and this is the copy of the game I analyzed, sorry :-)|
|Mar-14-07|| ||atripodi: According to GM Danielsen over at videochess.net (in the Advanced section, under Clever Lecture #1), 13...e5 was just fine, it was 16...cxb5? that was the mistake. He notes the similarity between this and Larsen-Portisch 1964 with reversed colors. He gives improvements for the losing side in both games (Larsen, Yusupov) and shows why e4 was unacceptable for Larsen but fine for Yusupov. Pretty brilliant lecture actually.|
|Aug-21-07|| ||patzer2: The sacrifice offer 16. Nb5! sets up a strong attack, after it's accepted, with the followup 20. Qd5! .|
The exchange offer with 22. Rc6! is also strong as 22...bxc6 23. Qxe6+ Kh8 24. Qxc6 clearly favors White.
|Feb-06-08|| ||Jim Bartle: I simply do not understand the people who think Karpov's play is boring.|
|Sep-11-08|| ||ahmadov: <The exchange offer with 22. Rc6! is also strong as 22...bxc6 23. Qxe6+ Kh8 24. Qxc6 clearly favors White.> Something that I missed while quickly playing this game through Guess the Move... I could see that later...|