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Anatoly Karpov vs Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev
Linares (1992), Linares ESP, rd 11, Mar-10
Slav Defense: Winawer Countergambit (D10)  ·  0-1


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Feb-24-10  Gouvaneur: Very weird that noone has commented on this game yet! In my opinion it's very rare for Karpov to be outplayed like this, he had to fight a strong centre, and his double fianchetto lost to it. I'm not sure where Karpov lost the thread, I can only see a superior black game strategy. Bravo Bareev.
Feb-18-12  outplayer: Bravo Bareev. this gambit is my preferred variation ti fight the 3.Nc3 line but i have had problem with the 6.Nd2 variation.
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  fredthebear: 55...Rd2 is a clinching move that puts White in zugzwang. There seems to be no reason to continue against the great Karpov.

However, if instead Black had hastily played 55...RxNf2+ and the queens are also exchanged off, the resulting kings and pawn endgame is drawn because the Black king cannot get ahead of his pawn to promote it. It is the White king that would control the promote square and a draw would be the result. Instead, Karpov shuffles his rook to eat a tempo while maintaining the pressure on the White knight.

Ah, but White has a final trick up his sleeve that is worth playing, even against the great Karpov. After 56.Kh3 abandons the knight, White is hoping his knight is captured next. It's natural to capture a piece when two attackers outnumber one defender, now that the White king has fled. Whereby a shocking 57.Qxf2! invites a sacrificial recapture that would yield stalemate. (Remove the White knight and queen, and put a Black queen or rook on f2... it's stalemate.)

Instead, Karpov shows restraint again. He calmly checks the White king before safely taking the knight without stalemate. Here in the final position, the White queen cannot snatch the Black Rf2 because she has put herself in an absolute pin.

The lesson is clear: Don't be too greedy. Think twice before you might be poisoned. Before you make your move, always know what your opponent will do next.

Jan-29-16  Howard: appear to have the players mixed up, fredthebear. Karpov can't "check the White king"----Karpov, himself, is White!

In other words, Karpov was the one who lost--not Bareev. This was one of three games that he lost at the 1992 edition of Linares.

May-25-16  posoo: CHIKEN DINNER

dosunt it get you SO MAD when da players clap like SEALS and think they are so happy and all they can think to say is


May-25-16  User not found: <dosunt it get you SO MAD when da players clap like SEALS and think they are so happy and all they can think to say is


In the words of Sir Edmund Blackadder..... It's a constant niggle :)

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  perfidious: <fred....Before you make your move, always know what your opponent will do next.>

If only.

Then, of course, there are those instances where one has such knowledge and a fat lot of good it is--for one's game has already gone beyond good and evil!

May-25-16  posoo: UnfunUser, i do NOT know presisely wat u mean by your comment but IT IS SUBJECT TO MISINTERPT.

I advise you retract it before da chessgames Sysops COM GET U, Arturo is KNOWN for not being one to PLAY.

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  PawnSac: Bareev is a fine player and chess trainer, as he demonstrates here. Karpov did not play the best line, but then again, Bareev out-karpov'ed karpov.
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