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Viswanathan Anand vs Anatoly Karpov
Melody Amber Rapid 2nd (1993), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 8, Apr-03
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov. Smyslov Variation Main Line (B17)  ·  0-1
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Aug-31-04  fred lennox: Karpov sets up a nice combintation with 29.Nxe2. The exchange of the g pawns was not equal. Black gets rid of a double and white ends up with a iso h pawn which Karpov planned its fate.
Oct-24-04  chesed: 26. ...Nd4 is a good move.

Karpov probably had calculated that he was guaranteed to have an extra pawn.

Feb-07-05  shakespeare918: When you asky questions you learn.Why dident white take the pawn back on move 13.Bxd4.Someone tell me so i can do it on someone if they fall for it.
Feb-07-05  euripides: <shakespeare> always happy to assist a tragedian. Anand must have liked the set up with bishop on e5 and knight on d4. The knight needs to be developed anyway, so no time is lost by the manovre Nf3-d4. Also, if 13 Bxd4 Blak can offer the exchange of bishops with 13...Bc5.

In the endgame, I like the way Karpov arranges the isolated pawns on black squares on the rank, making an effective barrier.

Sep-15-12  QueentakesKing: (I recommend this game)End game technique.
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