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Judit Polgar vs Anatoly Karpov
Rapid Match (1998), Budapest HUN, rd 2, Jun-09
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation. Modern Main Line (B17)  ·  1-0


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Dec-25-02  Andre: Very elegant solution... cant believe Karpov missed it.
Dec-25-02  skakmiv: 49..Qe8?
Dec-25-02  druid: If 49..Qe8, how does black survive 50. Be6 ?
Dec-27-02  skakmiv: 49..Qe8 50.Be6 Kh7?
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  MichaelJHuman: What would 49...Bf8 do for black?
Oct-10-08  shintaro go: <What would 49...Bf8 do for black? > Nothing because Bishops can't move that way.
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  Eggman: I don't see the refutation of 49...Qe8 50.Be6 Kh7. Polgar could have gone in for 49.Qxc5 Qxc5 50.Rd8+ Qf8 (50...Be8 51.Bg6!) 51.Bh7+ Kxh7 52.Rxf8 Be6, although I'm not so certain that this would be easy to win.
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  Ladolcevita: If 49.Qe8,I would go Rd7
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  Eggman: OK, and after 49...Qe8 50.Rd7 Re5, what then? On 51.Qxe8+ Rxe8 52.Rxb7 h5, is White winning?
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  Ladolcevita: but i cant see any good choices otherwise...
Is your Be6 any better??I cant really see,at least my choice can win a pawn in the ending game(where a pawn is usually vital and crucial)....
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  Eggman: 50.Be6 was a suggestion by shakmiv above, not myself - I was simply responding to him. Yes, your line wins *back* a pawn, but it doesn't leave you *up* a pawn, n'est pas? I would go for your line too, I suppose, I'm just saying I don't see the win.

But a move earlier, the line beginning with 49.Qxc5 looks like a better try to me.

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