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Anatoly Karpov vs Viktor Korchnoi
Biel (1992), Biel SUI, rd 3
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation Quiet Line (E15)  ·  1-0
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Apr-23-09  Everett: Aagaard recommends 15..a6 16.Nc7 Ra7 for black to avoid the worst, though he would still be under pressure.
Aug-13-15  ToTheDeath: Such positions are what GMs call "deceptively bad", meaning that even though the position is symmetrical and material is even Black has no counterplay and white can keep turning the screws until something breaks.
Aug-13-15
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  Honza Cervenka: The boa constrictor in action. It is one of Karpov's trademark to focus his play on creation of one or more bad (or at least worse) pieces of his opponent, which become decisive factor in the game. I would say this game is very nice example of this approach. Here he made the bad pieces of black Knight, DS Bishop and Rook in the sequence reaching won Rook ending in the end. It is even hard to say where Korchnoi went wrong. Superb game, true positional masterpiece.
Aug-13-15  RookFile: This game looks like vintage Karpov. Such a will to win. When the endgame comes, it's only the beginning of Karpov really starting to fight.
Aug-13-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <RookFile: This game looks like vintage Karpov. Such a will to win. When the endgame comes, it's only the beginning of Karpov really starting to fight.>

Agreed, but I notice that Korchnoi fights too. So many times in this game and in others he finds the move that gives his opponent the most practical difficulties to overcome.

In the end he lost this game, but Karpov had to work and play resourcefully for the full point.

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