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Yasser Seirawan vs Anatoly Karpov
Rotterdam World Cup (1989), Rotterdam NED, rd 3, Jun-05
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)  ·  0-1
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Apr-26-07  Ulhumbrus: 10 cxd5?! attracts suspicion for two reasons.Firstly, it spends time on exchanging instead of developing. Secondly, it opens lines when it is Black who has castled and White who hasn't castled yet.
Apr-26-07
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  keypusher: It attracts your suspicion because White lost. Otherwise it's absolutely routine, in Nimzoindians and also about one million queen's gambits.

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  Marmot PFL: Sokolov comments that 10.e3 is "probably the most accurate", the idea being to wait for black to play Nbd7 before taking on d5. Very risky for white is 10.cd5 ed5 11.Bxf6 Qxf6 12.Qxc7 Ba6 where white has a pawn but can't develop the kingside.
Apr-28-07  Ulhumbrus: <keypusher: It attracts your suspicion because White lost. Otherwise it's absolutely routine, in Nimzoindians and also about one million queen's gambits. > Your remark assumes too easily that I suspect the move 10 cxd5 because White lost. The move 10 cxd5 attracts suspicion because it spends time on exchanging instead of developing, and because it opens lines- the e file in this case- when it is Black who has castled and White who hasn't castled yet. If to do so is "routine" in other variations of the Nimzoindian or Queen's Gambit, it is open to question in those variations as well. as well.
Mar-24-12  Everett: 32..Rxd4 blows up White's position. His Q proves fatally out of play.
Mar-25-12  King Death: <Everett> The killer for White was 30. Qa6, it let Karpov come up with the shot 30...Bf3 to play against the loose rook at c1. This theme came up time after time in the long forced variation that ended the game.
Mar-25-12  Everett: <KingDeath> absolutely, for <31.Nxf3 Qxb2>, but Seirawan did not do himself any favors with 31.Qxa7, almost like saying "I want my Q as far away from the action as possible." I cannot imagine him playing it if he had seen the Karpov's 32..Rxd4. Perhaps he felt he had Qa8+ and a return to the defense at some point, but Karpov was relentless with the checks. Truth is, though, Seirawan couldnt return with <31.Qc4 Bd5+>, ending the game abruptly. Nearly any Q move to a light square is vulnerable to the discovers attack.

So you are right... 30.Qa6, coming off of both f3 and b2, did not serve Seirawan well. He is quite passive and needed to try something less active... Maybe getting his K off of the same file as the black Q is a start.

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