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Anatoly Karpov vs Simen Agdestein
Match (1991), Gjovik NOR, rd 1, Jul-10
French Defense: Normal Variation (C10)  ·  0-1


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Feb-05-04  Whitehat1963: Is this the correct game score? Time trouble? What's going on here?
Feb-05-04  Whitehat1963: Time trouble?
Feb-05-04  solstys: No, white cannot stop the impending mate. If 60. d7=Q 60...Qxf2+ mates in a few moves. 60. Qg2 loses the passed pawn.
Feb-05-04  clendenon: I wish i could play d7=Q. I try that and they say im cheating.
Apr-01-04  Aiuta: Scoresheet is incomplete see game 124
May-31-05  Everett: This game is played all in one hour, or one hour for each player?
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  sfm: So Karpov plays for a win with 53.Qf8+. Simply 53.Qxb3 and also 55.Qd5+ is a clear draw. Then the blunder 56.d5??,Qc2! and it's over.
Mar-16-12  Interbond: Agdestein thought for 17 minutes before he made his first move 1.-e6
Mar-17-12  Riverbeast: 57...b1(Q) = Goal !!!!!
Nov-05-12  vinidivici: <Agdestein thought for 17 minutes before he made his first move 1.-e6>

Wow, really, he must be drunk or something.

55.d5 is a pathetic move.

White would run out of check and black protect the promotion square.

would be a very good basic puzzle.

Its a shame. To draw, Karpov just need to check the black with 55.Qc8+ and keep checking

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  perfidious: Here we go again.

Come, all ye patzers of the chess world, to learn basic theory from that great genius <vini>.

So Agdestein was drunk and Karpov's play pathetic.

Must be nice to sport 3500 playing strength so that you're even better than the engines of today. Good thing for the rest of the world that you don't play, because you would grind <everyone> into fine powder.

Nov-15-13  Conrad93: Such an odd opening, but so difficult to refute.

It doesn't help that machines have a hard time grasping closed positions.

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