|May-04-04|| ||Everett: Karpov keeps making people look completely stupid when they play the Grunfeld against him. He is more supceptible to stumbling against the King's Indian. Did so many times against Kasparov. |
|Apr-12-05|| ||notyetagm: What a beautiful combination by Karpov: 28 xh6! xh6 29 e3! 1-0, setting up a discovered attack and making another threat (to the e4-bishop) <at the same time (double threat)>. White's <main threat> in the position is the discovered attack 30 f7+ xf7 31 xh6 but if that threat is met, then White executes the <other threat> that he made when he moved his queen to e3 and takes the e4-bishop, emerging a piece ahead. Since both of these threats cannot be met at the same time, Black resigns. |
|Sep-17-05|| ||Brown: Karpov always had Rxh6 in hand, it seems. Anybody suggest a different move order for black here? 26...Rxd4 seems rash.|
|Sep-17-05|| ||Brown: ... though I don't know how black defends against the coming Nf7+, maybe 26...Bxe6?|
|Sep-17-05|| ||Boomie: I don't think there's any 26th move that can save black. He can improve on move 25 though.|
25...xe4 26. xe4 xe4 27. xh6 f2 28. d3 xd3+ 29. xd3 g8 30. xg8+ xg8 31. e4 g7 32. h1 g2 (1.11/14)
Not a great position for black but at least it's playable.
|Jan-26-06|| ||plang: The way Leko plays this variation is illogical.By blocking his b pawn with his knight he never gets in b5. The main idea in the hungarian variation (7...a6)is to follow up with b5 and perhaps a queenside fianchetto. The way he played it 7..a6 is just a wasted tempo.|
|Mar-30-08|| ||aazqua: Yeah, I thought that initial knight move was suspect. The variation is supposed to push the b pawn and fianchetto the bishop. Instead he ends up with backward development and pieces stepping all over each other.|
|Aug-18-08|| ||ToTheDeath: <Karpov keeps making people look completely stupid when they play the Grunfeld against him. He is more supceptible to stumbling against the King's Indian. Did so many times against Kasparov.>|
Actually Karpov beat Garry in the KID twice, with only one loss and 17 draws, many of which Kasparov saved only through heroic efforts.
Karpov has a hugely dominant record against the KID, with only 6 losses to it in classical tournament play.
|Aug-18-08|| ||Woody Wood Pusher: hey ToTheDeath you seem to be analysing a lot of Karpov games lately, I like having someone around who also likes his games! keep it up!|
26. e6 is a good move, if 26...Bxe6 then 27. Qxe7, Bxa2 28 Qxc7 seems v. good for white but can anyone see more?
This game is total domination by white, who would have believed Leko could give Kramnik such a hard time in their match lol
|Aug-18-08|| ||ToTheDeath: Yes I'm making my way through the Karpov's Best Games video series (mid 90's) which I found on bit torrent. How Karpov Wins is also a favorite book of mine.|
|Aug-18-08|| ||Woody Wood Pusher: Maybe you should change your avatar to the Jolly-Roger you pirate! lol I just recently bought his latest Best Games book and it is really good, lots of updated computer analysis on some amazing games.|
he is playing in the blitz tourney in moscow after the Tal M I heard, so is Carlsen, should be interesting!