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Anatoly Karpov vs Alexey Shirov
Biel (1992), Biel SUI, rd 13
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45)  ·  1-0


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Nov-15-03  refutor: a great example by karpov of how to exploit lightsquare weaknesses.
Nov-15-03  Benjamin Lau: What happens if 32... Qa6?
Nov-15-03  skakmiv: 32...Qa6 33.Qf5?
Nov-15-03  Benjamin Lau: Skakmiv, good point. Overlooked the mating threat.
Nov-15-03  Stargleamer: If 32....Qa6, then 33. Ng6+ Kh7 34. Ne5+ Kh8 34. Nf7+ Kg8 35. Nxh6+ Kh8 36. Qg8+ KxQ 37. Nf7++
Nov-15-03  Stargleamer: woops, I meant 36...RxQ 37. Nf7++.
Nov-15-03  skakmiv: Oh,Ng6 is a forced mate.
Nov-15-03  Stargleamer: Also, if 32....Qa6 33. Ng6+ Kh7 34. Ne5+ g6, then 35. Bxg6+ Kh8 (or 35...Kg7 36. Qf7+ Kh8 37. Qh7++) 36. Qf7 (threatening mate on h7) Ra7 37.Qf8++
Oct-22-05  aw1988: An absolute classic. Karpov is brilliant; Shirov's too cautious (...a6?!) opening play allows a4! with slight advantage, Ng3! with large advantage, then invasion and mate threats to win. The game is good, the variations are stunning. For example how does White win in this final position?

32...Qa6 33. Ng6+ Kh7 34. Ne5+ Kh8 35. Nf7+ Kg8 36. Nxh6+ Kh8 37. Qg8+ Rxg8 38. Nf7#

Now, if that isn't remarkable...

Apr-02-09  Rubenchik: Great game
Jun-07-11  falso contacto: 32...Qa7 33 Ng6+ Kh7 34. Ne7+ Kh8
35. Qf5 Qa1+ 36 Bb1 I guess.
Nov-15-17  sensex: Excelling at Chess - Aagaard... Last Chapter Exercise 9
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