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Anatoly Karpov vs Alexander Beliavsky
Linares (1994), Linares ESP, rd 13, Mar-??
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1-0
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Jul-19-06
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  Honza Cervenka: <This is Karpov in his prime!> Linares 94 was Karpov's great show but here the quick end of game is rather a consequence of Beliavsky being not in his prime than anything else. 18...Nxa4 was a miscalculation from his part. His trouble in final position is that after 20...e5 (with idea to save the Knight after retreat of Nd4 via 21...Nc5) white has 21.Nf5 and unprotected Bishop on e7 hangs with check: 21...Nc5 22.Nxe7+ Kf8 23.Qa3 (unpinning Pb4 and attacking Nc5) etc.
Jul-19-06  Zorts: Honza, have you ever been to Ruz'omberok blisko 'Cernova?
Jul-20-06
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  Honza Cervenka: <Zorts> I was in Slovakia for several times before break-up of federation and twice after that. Some twenty years ago I was in Velka Fatra (it was in winter and I sojourned then two weeks in Dolny Kubin which is not far away from Ruzomberok) and in summer of 1988 I spent another two weeks in Donovaly. We made then many trips to wide neighbourhood but Ruzomberok we did not visit.
Jul-22-06  Zorts: <Honza> My Grandfather was from Dolny Kubin, he looks like Karel Treybal. My mom's cousin lives there. I would like to visit him someday.
Jul-23-06  WMD: <My Grandfather was from Dolny Kubin, he looks like Karel Treybal.>

Can anyone else nominate family members who resemble famous chess players?

Aug-01-06  Chicago Chess Man: I'm somewhat of a beginner, but could someone explain to me why 14. h4 is such a good move? I know it defends the bishop from black's queen, but if black would've eventually played h6 to break the pin, would the pawn on h4 still offer some advantage?
Aug-01-06  paladin at large: <WMD><Can anyone else nominate family members who resemble famous chess players?>

Sure can - my sister looks like old Tartakower.

Aug-10-06
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  Honza Cervenka: <I'm somewhat of a beginner, but could someone explain to me why 14. h4 is such a good move? I know it defends the bishop from black's queen, but if black would've eventually played h6 to break the pin, would the pawn on h4 still offer some advantage?> 14.h4 prepares 15.Nxd4 and 14...h6 (weakening Kingside) would not have stopped it as 15.Nxd4 is a discovered attack against the Queen.
Oct-10-06  Halfpricemidge: My wife looks like Adolf Anderssen with a Dorothy Hamil Haircut.
Oct-11-06  Zorts: Hey Honza, maybe I'll see ya' sometime if I ever go visit my Uncle Milan.
Oct-15-07  Erdkunde: I assume that if 14. ...e5 then 15. Bxf6 e4 (15. ...B or gxf6 16. Ng5 threatening the Queen and mate) 17. Qxd4 Qxd4 18. Bxd4 exf3 19. Bxf3 wins a pawn?
Jan-18-12  solskytz: a pawn, with the bishop pair and a comfortable position, when you're Karpov...

two hours later, you would be sitting in the terrace, overlooking the marvelous Spanish landscape with a cold beer, explaining the winning combo to friends and admirers; many laughs.

Jan-18-12
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  HeMateMe: < My wife looks like Adolf Anderssen with a Dorothy Hamil Haircut.>

Thanks for sharing...

Jan-19-12
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  GrahamClayton: <Lawrence>Tolya had prepared 14.h4 twenty years previously, hoping to use it against Korchnoi in Moscow '74.

<Lawrence>,
It is amazing that Karpov kept this TN hidden for 20 years - maybe he wanted to play it at least once before he retired?

Apr-25-14  crchandler: I find it hard to believe that he had prepared 14.h4 in 1974 hoping to use it against Korchnoi. For one thing, he opened with 1.e4 in all but one of his games with white in 1974. The other was a 1.Nf3 game. And too, he had no way of knowing Korchnoi would use the 6. ... dxc4 variation if confronted with the Catalan. In those days Korchnoi was an exponent of the 4. ... dxc4 variations. He still is. Sorry, I don't buy it.
Apr-25-14
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  perfidious: <Jim Bartle: Linares 94 was sort of Karpov's last hurrah, an amazing performance.>

If one is to believe one author, Karpov only attained this because nearly all his opponents had to face Kasparov the round before.

Apr-25-14
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  Petrosianic: How does he know that was responsible?
Apr-25-14
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  perfidious: Good question, but that was the reason which was cited by Schiller.
Apr-25-14  jvv: @Chicago Chess Man
15. ... h6
16. Bxf6 Bxf6
17. Ng5 Qf5
18. Be4 and then 19. Bxb7.
Apr-25-14
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  offramp: <WMD: <My Grandfather was from Dolny Kubin, he looks like Karel Treybal.> Can anyone else nominate family members who resemble famous chess players?>

I had an Auntie who looked like Frank Marshall. I'm afraid I don't have a picture of her.

Apr-25-14  Brown: This wasn't really Karpov's last hurrah anyway. He crushed Gelfand in their 1995 match, and Kamsky in 1996. Was solid #2 for two more years after this tournament.

Personally I prefer his post-87 chess, with the reduced team and loss of state support. He played slower, had some kinks in the machinery, and even a narrow repertoire while being a major target for the Anand-Ivanchuk-Topalov-Adams-Kramnik crowd. Nonetheless, played some great chess.

Jan-21-15  spysfi: Excellent lecture from GM Var. Akobian on this game, explaining the h4 idea and the positional mistake of allowing 13. Nxd5: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qAj9LK... (goto 22 min)
Jan-21-15  Olavi: <crchandler: I find it hard to believe that he had prepared 14.h4 in 1974 hoping to use it against Korchnoi. For one thing, he opened with 1.e4 in all but one of his games with white in 1974. The other was a 1.Nf3 game. And too, he had no way of knowing Korchnoi would use the 6. ... dxc4 variation if confronted with the Catalan. In those days Korchnoi was an exponent of the 4. ... dxc4 variations. He still is. Sorry, I don't buy it.>

It is far more probable, considering their respective repertoires, that Karpov intended to play this line as black, and noticed the strenght of 14.h4. Quite an everyday occurrance in top level chess.

May-24-16
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  thegoodanarchist: Beliavsky went belly up-ski
Aug-19-16  andrea volponi: 14...Cc6-Axf6 gxf6!=
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