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Mikhail Krasenkow vs Anatoly Karpov
Wijk aan Zee (2003)  ·  Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Kasparov Attack (E12)  ·  0-1
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Jan-19-03
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  ChessPraxis: Black threatens 30. ... Qxf3# as well as Rxf1+
A) 30. Rxe1 Qxf3#
B) 30. f4 Rxf1+
C) 30. Kg2 Rxf1 31. Kxf1 Qxf3+ and 32. ... Qxd5
Jan-20-04  Cclass: What does black play if Rd1?
Jan-20-04  skakmiv: Then Qxf3.
May-29-04  morphynoman2: A very nice game of chess by the former World Champion. He plays very sharp and precise chess. The final combination is both shocking - and logical ... after you have had a chance to play through it a few times. This is a good game for the student of tactics to study. It is also a good game to study if you are trying to learn the Queen's Indian Defense. From "Chess Express"
Aug-19-04  patzer2: Karpov's interesting 22...Rxc7!? is a good positional and tactical move combined to guarantee Black at least equality, but it is not a forced winning combination.

After Black's dubious 24. Nf6+?! (better was 24. Qd3! with equality), Karpov gains the advantage with the forced 24...Qxf6 (Karpov's endgame skills are usually decisive in such positions).

Instead of 24. Nf6?!, White should've played 24. Qd3!, practically forcing the draw after 24...Bxe4 (24...Be6 25. Bb5 = to ) 25. fxe4 Qe5 26. Qd8 Bc5+ 27. Kg2 Qxe4+ 28. Kh3 Qe6+ 29. Kg2 Qe2+ 30. Kh3 Qh5+ 31. Kg2 Qe2+ 32. Kh3 Qh5+ 33. Kg2 Qe2+ = (draw by repetition).

After the blunder 26. Qe4?? (better was 26. Qd1 or 26. Qb1 ), Black initiaties a nice deflection combination with 26. Bc5+ Kg2 27. Re3!

In the final position, play might continue 30. Kg2 Rxf1 31. Bxf7+ (if 31. Kxf1, then 31...Qxf3+ 32. Ke1 Qxd5 ) Qxf7 32. Rd8+ Kh7 33. Kxf1 Qxf3+ 34. Ke1 Qh1+ 35. Kd2 Qxh2+ 36. Kd1 Qxg3 .

Jul-04-05
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  OneArmedScissor: <He plays very sharp and precise chess.> This is so true. When most people here "sharp" or "very sharp", the general inclination is that it's extremely tactically complex. Of course this is true, but what I find is that the regards for "positonal play" in an extremely sharp position are often over looked. Here Karpov demonstrates his excellent tactical abilities, as well as staying true to his positonal roots. The equilibrium of his tactical and positional play is phenomenal.
Jul-04-05
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  OneArmedScissor: <Patzer> in your final position/play, is 36. ...Qxf3 better than 36. ...a5?

I feel that a5 is better for these reasons:
1. You save your pawn.
2. It keeps the a file close, which potentially hinders the white rook from utalizing the open file in the futre. (less open files, less potential for the rook). 3. The pawns can support any bishop manuveours along the a5-e1 and a7-g1 diagonals. 4. White's g pawn is going to fall anyways.

Jun-25-11  ROO.BOOKAROO: The final position 29...Re1 is an excellent demonstration of overloading. Wikipedia illustrates its article on overloading with this final position, and gives the reference to the Chessgames link for the game. Unfortunately the article does not give any other examples. I couldn't find an extensive collection either in Chessgames dedicated to overloading.
Oct-24-11  Novirasputin: i don't consider this move an overload per say so much as a simple pin.

To me overloading is when a piece has too many defensive tasks. here the task of the rook was just to defend f3 which it cannot do after a rook sac. Of course the move is sound and the abc's of what tactic this is theoretically and conceptually are not relevant because the point is the mvoe and the win, not what you name it, but as a study i would explain this as use of a pin and not an overload.

To me for instance a simple overload example would be Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1886 move 17 Steinitz (part of a slightly deeper combination based off of the mistake Nh6) plays Rxh6 winning a knight and the game because the pawn is overloaded in defending the f6 pawn on which Steinitz can fork the queen and king. The bishop is going to be pinned so in that case you clearly see the pawn on g7 having too many defensive tasks. Again apples and oranges in the case of a clearly good win but from a theoretical point i like the way i see it (coincidentally something i picked up from Murray Chandler's great youth book "chess tactics for kids").


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