|Apr-24-04|| ||Lawrence: 18...Nxa4? was Beliavsky's mistake. Not 19.Rxa4 because of 19...b5, but with 19.Qb3 Black loses a piece.|
Tolya had prepared 14.h4 twenty years previously, hoping to use it against Korchnoi in Moscow '74.
This was the last round of Linares '94. Karpov had won his first 6 games straight, and finished with 8 wins, 4 draws, and 0 losses. Remarkable result against the best players of the day.
|Apr-24-04|| ||Jim Bartle: Linares 94 was sort of Karpov's last hurrah, an amazing performance. It looks to me as if Beliavsky just knew he was stepping in front of an oncoming train and wanted his execution to be short and sweet. |
|May-20-04|| ||MoonlitKnight: Karpov's Linares '94 must be one of the greatest tournament performances ever. 11/13, a vast gap down to second place (Kasparov 8 1/2), and a performance rating of over 3000 (?) in one of the strongest fields ever. |
|Oct-03-05|| ||Schwebbz: <MoonlitKnight> According to Chessmetrics.com, it was the strongest performance by any player ever: 2899 perfomance rating. Given that Elo ratings tend to be slightly inflated compared to chessmetrics ratings, a 3000+ perfomance rating is not improbable. It would in that case be the only performance rating to break the 3000 Elo barrier!|
|Oct-28-05|| ||Chess Addict: I'm thinking 19...Nb6 20.Nc6 wins a Queen for a Rook and a Knight. But, that's it, isn't it?|
|Jan-27-06|| ||BuddhaBob: 19 ... Nb6 20. Nc6 is good, but better is
20 Bxb7 Qc7 21. Bxa8.
|May-29-06|| ||alphastrike20: Beliavsky's mistake was to play against Karpov in the first place!|
|Jul-19-06|| ||mistergore: Beliavsky lost in 20 moves against karpov, he did so against carlsen to.|
|Jul-19-06|| ||A.Alekhine: This is Karpov in his prime!|
|Jul-19-06|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||HeMateMe: < My wife looks like Adolf Anderssen with a Dorothy Hamil Haircut.>|
Thanks for sharing...
|Jan-19-12|| ||GrahamClayton: <Lawrence>Tolya had prepared 14.h4 twenty years previously, hoping to use it against Korchnoi in Moscow '74.|
It is amazing that Karpov kept this TN hidden for 20 years - maybe he wanted to play it at least once before he retired?