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Michal Vladimirovich Krasenkow vs Anatoly Karpov
Corus (2003), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-11
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Kasparov Attack (E12)  ·  0-1
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Jan-19-03  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
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  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").

Oct-05-16  wilfredo munoz: How about 29 ... Qb2? No need for overloading or pinning.
Nov-08-18
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  al wazir: 27...Re3 was easy to find. After 29. Kh1 I would have played 29...Qb2. I think that wins just as well as the game line.
Nov-08-18
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  lost in space: <<al wazir>: 27...Re3 was easy to find. After 29. Kh1 I would have played 29...Qb2. I think that wins just as well as the game line.>

Same here

Nov-08-18
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  wtpy: I saw the game line and didn't even consider Qb2 but that appears to be answered by Rh5. I just checked Stockfish and that is the recommendation with only a slight edge to black.
Nov-08-18
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  al wazir: <wtpy: I saw the game line and didn't even consider Qb2 but that appears to be answered by Rh5.> You're right, or Stockfish is.
Nov-08-18
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  agb2002: Black has a knight and two pawns for a rook.

The black rook can attack the white queen and bishop from e3. Therefore, 26... Bc5+:

A) 27.Kg2 Re3 28.Qa4 Re2+ (28... Qb2+ 29.Kh1(3) Qe2 30.Bb5) 29.Kh1 (29.Kh3 Qe6+ wins the rook on d5) 29... Re1

A.1) 30.Rxe1 Qxf3#.

A.2) 30.Rdd1 Qxf3#.

A.3) 30.Kg2 Rxf1 31.Kxf1 Qxf3+ 32.Ke1 Qxd5 - + [b+n+p vs R].

B) 27.Kh1 Re3 28.Qa4 Rxf3

B.1) 29.Rxf3 Qxf3#.

B.2) 29.Rfd1 Rf1+ 30.Kg2 (30.Rxf1 Qxf1#) 30... Rf2+ 31.Kh3 (31.Kh1 Qf3+ 32.Kg1 Qg2#; 31.Kg1 Ra2+ wins). 31... Qe6+ 32.Qg4 (32.g4 Qe3#) 32... Rxh2+ 33.Kxh2 Qxg4 wins.

B.3) 29.Rg1 Rf1 wins.

C) 27.Rxc5 Rxc5 - + [B vs n+2p].

D) 27.Rf2 Bxf2+ - + [B vs n+2p].

Nov-08-18  Walter Glattke: I thought for 28.Qf5. White advantage!?
Nov-08-18  erdogankilic: Excellency in chess!!
Sharp and definite
Nov-08-18  Mayankk: I missed the Re1 tactics, although I saw the Bc5+, Re3 threat and the follow up with Re2+ if Kg2 instead of Kh1.

But I didnít know how to proceed after that till I saw the shocking Re1.

Nov-08-18
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  Lambda: Odd puzzle. You don't need to see the final move to recognise the immediate continuation as a promising attacking idea. It's not like you're making a sacrifice and need to see to the end to know that the sacrifice is justified.
Nov-08-18  dTal: I agree. I also didn't see Re1. I thought Qb2 won it, but as pointed out, there is a defence. I think the key move of Re1 is hard to spot, at least for me, at the beginning of the combination.
Nov-08-18  saturn2: Same for me
26...Bc5+ 27. Kg2 Re3 28. Qa4 Re2+ 29. Kh1 Qb2
I did nor consider 30 Rh5
Nov-08-18  Walter Glattke: 28.Qf5? Rxe8, 28.Bxf7+ seems to stop mate.
Nov-08-18  clement41: Fully agree with lambdaís kibitz: this makes the combination not so hard to find OTB because one would go for it anyway
Nov-08-18
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  malt: Had 26...Bc5+ 27.Kg2 Re3 28.Qa4 Re2+ 29.Kh1 Qb2 did not see ...Re1

Thought Whites best move was 26.Qf5

Nov-08-18  cunctatorg: That person (Anatoly Karpov) many times makes chess to look like very simple and too easy...
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